Muscat: The organising committee for Sultan Qaboos Excellence in e-Government Award in Information Technology Authority has postponed registrations for the award until next August to allow more private sector enterprises to participate.
Private sector enterprises may take part in the four categories, as follows:
Major companies can participate in contest for the best public mobile service and the best public e-Service, while the SMEs can participate in two categories, namely the best e-Solution and the best public mobile e-services.
Government organisations may take part in nine categories including the best e-Content, the best e-Readiness and the best eProject, which is divided into two categories namely interoperable and collaborative projects. The best e-Service categories is divided into five categories namely the best G2G, G2E, G2B, G2C and mobile services.
Major companies can participate with one project in each category. The project should be at least six months old at the time of registration, and should not have participated in the previous version of the award.
Besides, it must be registered and licensed by the licensor. The e-Service should be presented by organisation itself as part of the following sectors: health, education, electricity, water resources, public transport, communication and environment.
The SMEs registered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry may take part in the IT&C categories with one project, subject to the condition that the e-Service must be rendered by the enterprise to a public or private organisation that serves the public.
The enterprise should have been doing business in the Sultanate for not less than a year and the project should not be less than six months old at the time of registration.