Sharjah Ruler issues Law on purchases, tenders, biddings, and warehouses in Sharjah

  • Monday 27, November 2017 in 4:08 PM
Sharjah 24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has issued Law No. (8) of 2017 on purchases, tenders, biddings, and warehouses in Sharjah.

According to Article 2, the provisions of the law shall apply to all governmental entities and companies. The new law stipulates that its provisions shall not apply to independent entities and certain provisions specified in this law shall apply.  The Council may exclude any of the governmental entities referred to from all or some of the provisions of this law. 

As stated in Article 3, the new law aims to ensure the application of a comprehensive and uniform policy for government entities. It also ensures the proper application of government guidance and priorities. The law is designed to introduce and develop the policies, techniques and systems of public procurement and its procedures according to the modern applications. The law aims to ensure the simplification of public procurement procedures and transparency and achieve equality and competition among suppliers. The law also aims to apply the best standards in public procurement management, tenders, biddings and warehouses in accordance with the government policy. It obliges government entities and companies to use advanced technology systems and constantly update them to meet the needs of customers in coordination with the relevant authorities in the Emirate. It also enhances the efficiency , effectiveness, improving professional performance in the implementation of public procurement processes, tenders, biddings, and warehouses in achieving financial savings in the in public procurement and contracting, , without prejudice to the quality and specifications required.  

Purchases and organising the contractual procedures are made using public tendering, restricted tendering, practice, and a direct order. 

According to Article 5, all government entities and companies are obliged not to contract or submit any tenders or implement any projects not included in their budgets, and shall utilise the financial allocations for the intended purposes.

Upon the proposal of the Sharjah Finance Department, a decision of the Executive Council shall issue the regulations, resolutions, and circulars necessary to implement the provisions of this law.

The decision of the Executive Council No. (4) of 2002 regarding the regulations of procurements, tenders and biddings, for the government departments, institutions and bodies, shall continue until the executive regulation of this law is issued.

This resolution is effective from the date of its issuance and the concerned authorities shall implement it each in its own jurisdiction and shall be published in the Official Gazette.