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DoF-Abu Dhabi: ‘Al Maqta’a bidding hall’ processed 26 government tenders in the first quarter of 2017

Posted on 31 May 2017

Government tenders worth over AED 5 billion  


Abu Dhabi, 29 2017:  The Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi (DoF) has announced that the ‘Al Maqta’a bidding hall’ processed 26 tenders for seven government entities in Abu Dhabi during the first quarter of 2017, worth over AED 5 billion.


The capital and operational project tenders managed by Al Maqta’a during the first quarter of 2017, included service, infrastructure and operational projects. The tenders processed include infrastructure projects in Al Wathba North and various regions of Abu Dhabi, road works in Al Dhafra region, building construction such as Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Abu Dhabi Central Morgue, General Directorate of Penal and Correctional Institutions, Al Ghuwaifat Border, Strategic Feed Stores, in addition to establishing the electricity, water and sanitation infrastructure in different regions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


Commenting on the announcement, Jamal Ahmed Al Khoori, Director of Government Tenders and Auction Support Management, Financial Policies and System Sector said: “The Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi continues its efforts to implement the best standards of transparency and justice in procurement and government projects to ensure competition is fair and equal. Al Maqta’a bidding hall adopts the best legal and regulatory procedures and governance practices, as well as the latest technologies in managing the government tender process. These standards have helped in achieving greater transparency, enhancing Abu Dhabi’s economic competitiveness through attracting foreign investments.”


The list of government tenders included the following organisations: Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, Al Ain Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) and Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada).


The "Al Maqta’a bidding hall" was established in June 2015 based on Abu Dhabi’s tenders and procurements law. The bidding hall is used for capital and operational project tenders worth more than AED 100 million. The management of the bidding hall is the responsibility of the assigned supervisory committee, which is in charge of ensuring adherence to the set procedures. The committee manages the process of gathering and archiving documents and information related to tenders, preparing reports for concerned parties and reviewing and handling complaints from contractors and suppliers. 


The bidding hall’s operations are based on five consecutive, mandatory stages for all bidding entities. The first phase includes tender preparation and the RFP announcement from the relevant government entity buyer.  The second phase covers receipt of the technical proposal and financial bids from relevant suppliers and contractors within a set deadline as proscribed by the buyer. The bidding hall’s team then separates the technical and financial proposals. The third phase covers opening of technical proposals under the management of an assigned supervisory committee and in the presence of the buyer’s procurement team.


The fourth phase includes reviewing the technical proposals and shortlisting the best submissions. The buyer, in cooperation with the bidding hall management team, will also set the deadline for opening financial proposals. Finally, the fifth and final phase includes opening financial tenders under the management of the assigned supervisory committee. The shortlisted suppliers or contractors will also be present and prices of competitive tenders will be announced, to ensure transparency.


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