From providing sleek limousines, premium furnishing to supplying sustainable seafood, captains from different industries were duly recognized for their contribution towards Marina Bay Sands’ success, the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. Close to 300 vendors of the integrated resort contested in distinct categories of Sands Supplier Excellence Awards and seven Singapore-based companies emerged victorious in a glitzy award ceremony yesterday.
The Award, in its second edition, celebrates exemplary organizations that consistently demonstrate outstanding success in their work with the integrated resort. A global initiative led by Marina Bay Sands’ corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, vendors are rewarded in the categories of corporate culture and sustainability, innovation, service excellence, small-medium enterprise, quality management, cost management and project management.
Exceptional service providers and suppliers were nominated by Marina Bay Sands’ business units and Team Members. The companies were then placed through two rounds of judging, first by parent company Las Vegas Sands, followed by the executive leadership team in Singapore. Nominees hold diverse portfolios ranging from construction, food and beverage, facilities, marketing and advertising, as well as retail and technology.
“It is our privilege to be able to work with local partners as we develop Marina Bay Sands through the years. It’s extremely rewarding to see how these companies, many of them home-grown firms, have evolved and grown along with our success. It’s vital that Marina Bay Sands continues to invest and benefit the local industries, and that is why over 90 percent of our contracts are awarded to Singapore-based companies,” said George Tanasijevich, president and chief executive officer, Marina Bay Sands. “Sands Supplier Excellence Awards is our way of thanking our vendors and partners, and rewarding some of the best among them. As we move into our fifth year of operations, we will continue to benefit the
community we live in and help local enterprises we work with prosper alongside our development in Singapore.”
Marina Bay Sands operates on a volume and scale like no other business does in the local hospitality industry. In 2010, Marina Bay Sands awarded 70 percent, or S$285.8 million, of its total procurement contracts to Singapore-based companies. In 2013, the number rose to
S$457 million, or 92 percent, of which 48 percent were awarded to local small-medium enterprises.
Corporate Culture and Sustainability
Global Oceanlink, a supplier of fresh and frozen seafood, has successfully integrated sustainability into its corporate culture and business ethos, which are aligned to Marina Bay Sands’ green commitments. Global Oceanlink actively sources for and supplies seafood products, which are sustainable and certified by Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council. It is awarded for making a positive impact on the environment through its support on sustainable fishing programs as well as its competence and excellence in operations to provide high quality standard products are also contributing factors to its win.
C&P Rent-A-Car has been providing excellent limousine services to the integrated resort’s guests since 2010. In order to better cater to Marina Bay Sands’ high demands in a short response time, it invested in purchasing another 35 limousines, which shows its long-term
commitment to the integrated resort.
Fabristeel has been supporting Marina Bay Sands in kitchen equipment installation, preventive maintenance and attending to emergency breakdown service calls since it started working with the integrated resort four years ago. It offers creative solutions to challenges, services Marina Bay Sands enthusiastically and renders work and service of a high quality consistently.
Profoto Digital Services, a one-stop solution centre for large-format printing and production, has been working with Marina Bay Sands since 2012 and demonstrates excellent project management capabilities and covers a wide range of events across property.
Total Quality Management
Yang Ah Kang & Sons assists Marina Bay Sands with outfitting works and supplies furniture, fixtures and equipment items at several areas of the integrated resort, including guest rooms and celebrity chef restaurants. Its management team is also highly responsive to Marina Bay Sands’ requests and its site support team is prompt and reliable during execution.
TCS John Huxley has been working seamlessly with the integrated resort in areas including in-house innovation, project and product development. It has consistently provided Marina Bay Sands with innovative solutions, prompt service, personalized research and development and technical support.
Small Medium Enterprise
Arrow Communication is a small-and-medium enterprise that provides mobile devices and accessories to the Singapore market with eight retail outlets. Despite its small company size, demonstrated excellence in its flexibility, agility, customer centric focus, service excellence and often going beyond the call of duty to provide Marina Bay Sands with unwavering support and strong results whenever required, which resulted in a strong win.