Tasked with creating a world class virtual reality entertainment hub in Dubai, the procurement team at Emaar Properties knew that working internationally would require them to think beyond individual departments and beyond the organisation as a whole. This meant putting the focus on the entire supply chain, from scope, design, and supplier to the final delivery and programme content. Procurement had to negotiate Hollywood intellectual property rights to content like The Walking Dead, while constructing the 7,000-square metre VR Park to deliver cutting-edge experiences.
To achieve this, the team kept a detailed programme and ensured consistent communications. Procurement tracking status was employed at sourcing, tender, post-tender and most importantly on this project during contract and supplier relationship management stages to meet requirements. The team highlighted the CIPS Risk and Resilience Assessment Tool as a key contributor to delivering the project. They used the online self- assessment platform to identify and understand entire project risks and take appropriate steps to manage and minimise it.