Bahrain Center of Excellence
HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister issued Resolution No. 01-1977 for establishing the Bahrain Center for Excellence (BCE). The resolution was approved by the Cabinet in its meeting held on May 25, 2008. The establishment of the center aims to achieve the vision of the leadership in adopting global programs and solid scientific approaches that have proven successful in the public sector and private sectors in order to achieve creative and sustainable solutions in line with Bahrain's Vision 2030.
The Centre seeks to bring about a quantum leap in the performance, services, and results of the public sector first, and, then, private institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain to leading international levels. This would be achieved by providing latest scientific methodologies which are managed in a sustainable manner focused on improvement initiatives, empowerment, excellence and management of knowledge. The framework should adopt and utilize criteria and indicators that suit the nature the public sector and the requirements of knowledge economy.
The establishment of the Bahrain Center for Excellence comes in line with the global changes in the concepts of governmental administration, and competition among countries in the programs of excellence and quality to improve the performance of government work to the highest levels.
In line with this ambitious step, the Ministry of Works was one of the first government institutions to join the BCE program, and participated actively in all activities and meetings hosted by the Bahrain Centre of Excellence during the initiation period. MOW also participated in the first external evaluation organized by the Centre in 2010 which included ten government agencies. The Ministry also participated in the second external evaluation organized by the Centre in 2011, and received remarkable results.
The Ministry of Works gives great importance to the program. It works to promote a culture of excellence within the ministry, and seeks to achieve the objectives of the Centre by following up and implementing the improvement opportunities in its operations within the ministry. It fosters partnerships and activates the integration opportunities with other government and private institutions that are related to the activities of the ministry.
The importance of the BCE program to MOW is marked by the formation of a high-level working group within the Ministry chaired by the Minister of Works to follow up the implementation of the requirements of the Centre and to raise the awareness and culture of excellence within the Ministry.