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The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence
in private sector

The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for the private sector was established in 1999 as the highest level of quality and excellence recognition in Jordan. It aims at enhancing the competitiveness of Jordanian businesses by promoting quality awareness and performance excellence, as well as recognizing quality and business achievements of Jordanian organizations. The Award also aims at sharing the experiences and success stories of participating organizations.

 

 
 

The Awards Categories

The Award is granted to one or more winners in each of the following categories:

      Large manufacturing organizations or their sub-units (number of workers 250 or more and registered capital of JOD 30,000 or more).

      Large service organizations or their sub-units (number of workers 250 or more and registered capital of JOD 30,000 or more).

      Small and medium size manufacturing organizations (number of workers 249 or less and registered capital of JOD 30,000 or less).

      Small and medium size service organizations (number of workers 249 or less and registered capital of JOD 30,000 or less).

      Agriculture and agricultural marketing organizations.

      Award recipient organizations for two cycles or more.

Participation Rewards

   1. Winning the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Private Sector is considered a major achievement for the winning organization, and a recognition of its effective and efficient performance, in addition to considering the winning organization as a role model.

   2. The Awards are presented at a big ceremony held under the Royal Patronage, where the winning organizations receive a certificate of appreciation signed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and the trophy of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Private Sector, which is considered an incentive and an honor for the winning organization.

   3. The winning organization may use the Awards logo set by the Center on its publications, documents, websites and media campaigns till the announcement of the next cycle's result.

   4. The winning organization receives differential treatment from the Jordan Institution of Standards and Metrology, Jordan Customs Department, Jordan Enterprise (JEDCO), Government Tenders Directorate, General Supplies Department and Royal Jordanian, summarized as follows:

 A. Jordan Institution of Standards and Metrology    

 Shortening the process of granting the Jordanian Quality Mark to the winning organizations products, so that a product is checked only against the Quality Mark requirements for products and shortening the auditing process of quality systems.

 Speeding the process of granting compliance certificates to the winning organizations products to be exported.

 Placing the winning organization on the Golden List of Jordanian companies, consequently lessening the number of inspections conducted on sites as part of the regular inspection process carried out on factories.

 Placing the winning organization on the list of suppliers approved by the Jordan Institution of Standards and Metrology (services and products) and granting it differential treatment by the Instititutions tenders and purchases committees when their products are compliant with the required standards.

 Considering the winning organization a main partner of the Jordan Institution of Standards and Metrology and granting it the advantage of participating in all its activities and technical committees, as well as involving it in policy-making and procedures pertinent to the Institutions work.

 Awarding the winning industrial organization the advantage of participating in international technical standards committees under the umbrella of the Institution.

 Giving the winning organization priority when requesting calibrations for measurement equipment in their sites and speeding these processes.

 Directly informing the winning organization of developments and amendments that occur to instructions, standards, technical principles and procedures related to the nature of its products and services.

 Communicating with similar organizations in Arab and foreign countries, with which the Institution of Standards and Metrology had signed cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding, to grant the winning organization differential treatment as its products enter those countries.

 Considering the winning organizations imports as Green Line items within the risk based inspection instructions.

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 B.   Jordan Customs Department    

 Increasing the winning organizations chances of securing the Green Line or Yellow Line at all customs centers provided that compliance with standards adopted by the Jordan Customs Department is achieved.

 C.   Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO)   

 Exempting winning organizations of participation fees in the Jordan Virtual Exhibition (JOVEX).

 Giving an additional 35% discount of participation fees in exhibitions and promotional activities organized by JEDCO outside Jordan, given that these exhibitions are 70% supported by JEDCO.

 Giving a 25% discount of participation fees in seminars and workshops.

 Giving a 50% discount of the cost of compliance certificates awarded by Jordan Upgrading and Modernisation Program (JUMP).

 D. Government Tenders Department  

 Granting engineering offices recepient of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for the private sector (5) additional points to the technical assessment of tenders they participate in valid for one year from receiving the Award.

E. General Supplies Department  

  • In tenders' evaluated based on marks, the bidder who wins the Award gets five additional marks to the total marks deserved as a result of the technical evaluation. To get this benefit "the Award winning bidder has to submit a certificate proving receiving the Award and to be valid when displayed"

    *starting after announcing the results of the 7th cycle (2012/2013)

F. Royal Jordanian    
  • The Royal Jordanian grants each company that wins the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Private Sector in its category two free two-way tickets (on economy class), used for business purposes to any country in the world within RJ destinations.

 

   5. The King Abdullah II Center for Excellence publishes the success stories of the winning organization on the websites of both the Center and the Award with the aim of sharing the winning organizations' knowledge, promoting the Awards benefits and publicizing their achievement.

   6. The winning organizations present their success stories and share them with other organizations through the Award related training courses, awareness sessions, and relevant conferences. The winning organization may also preserve the confidentiality of information they do not want to publicize.

Motivations to Participate in the Award

  • Participating in the Award helps the organization to measure its performance according to the Award Criteria. Adopting the excellence criteria and the International best practice, helps in developing the internal systems and in the self assessment process which aims to determining the strengths and areas for improvement for the organization.
  • Inspiring and motivating employees to exert their efforts and exploit their full potential to achieve the Award.
  • Showing the best achievements thus Improving the reputation of the organization in front of the customers and stakeholders.
  • Strengthening the brand of the organization and its market value.
  • Obtaining an assessment report about its performance including the most important strengths and areas for improvement which helps the organization in adopting the Award criteria in the examination and development of its systems and performance.
  • In each Award category, there is only one winning organization that receives the Award, while the second in place receives the Seal of Excellence, and the third in place receives the Mark of Best Practice.



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