The UAE government entities follow a fair and transparent system for tendering and awarding contracts. All invitations to bid are made public and are accompanied by a clear set of guidelines that bidders must follow. In order to be able to bid for government contracts, all bidders must register on the respective eProcurement system.
The advanced procurement system developed by Ministry of Finance (MoF) contains a list of purchases intended to be made by MoF, other ministries and federal entities. Through this system, entities can announce the launch of tenders and invite bids. Vendors can submit bids and follow up on them. Later, entities can announce the awarding of contracts. In addition, there is the tenders and auctions system which can be used for conducting auctions in a similar way.
Benefits of the procurement and tenders and auctions systems
The procurement and tenders and auctions systems help the entities to make purchases in a transparent manner and reduce financial and administrative costs as suppliers are screened and approved before they can participate in tenders, auctions and bids.
Registration guidelines for suppliers
To register with Ministry of Finance, suppliers must meet the requirements which include submitting the documents required and paying the requisite fees.
After their registration is accepted, they can access and participate in the tenders by joining the Federal Supplier Register. Only those suppliers who are registered on the Federal Supplier Register, can view the winning bids as they are automated within the eProcurement system.
Suppliers need to renew their registration annually and they can do that online.
View upcoming and ongoing tenders (content in Arabic) and bid for them.
Abu Dhabi Government makes procurements through the designated portal, Abu Dhabi Government Procurements.
Those who wish to do business with Abu Dhabi Government must register on the Abu Dhabi Government Procurements portal. Registration is a one-time process for businesses registered in Abu Dhabi. After registration, the profiles of suppliers become visible to procurement teams in the government entities operating through the procurement portal.
View ongoing public tenders of Abu Dhabi Government entities.
You could subscribe to email notifications for information about public tenders relating to your business interest. Type in your email and select the categories you wish to be notified about.
Procurements and contracts of the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police
Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) manages the procurements and contracts of the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police. It also enforces the execution of the Tawazun Economic Programme in the defence and security sectors. Responsibilities of Tawazun include:
Abu Dhabi Government follows the new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) procurement regulations which come under Abu Dhabi’s Law No. 2 of 2019 on Regulating Partnerships between Public and Private Sectors. The new regulations provide greater clarity to the private sector in regard to engaging with the government during the procurement and development phase of any major PPP project.
Abu Dhabi Investment Office, the central authority responsible for the development and procurement of all infrastructure projects delivered through a PPP model in Abu Dhabi, will implement these regulations. It has published the Partnership Projects Guidebook, which encompasses a practical and comprehensive overview of the processes and procedures for the development, procurement and management of partnership projects in Abu Dhabi to support public and private sector entities in delivering projects in a transparent, timely and efficient manner.
eSupply is the official procurement portal of the Dubai Government. It acts as the single online destination for all suppliers engaged for business with Dubai Government entities. The underlying technology and support services for eSupply are provided in joint cooperation between Digital Dubai, Tejari and JAGGAER.
View current tenders of Dubai Government entities.
Dubai Municipality provides all tenders and procurements including those that will be launched in future. View future tenders and bids of Dubai Municipality.
Law No. 12 of 2020 on Contracts and Warehouse Management in Dubai Government which came into effect on 1 January 2021, aims to create a framework and set standards for regulating the procurement processes of Dubai Government entities. The law also seeks to:
Role of Dubai Government entities
As per the law, Department of Finance is tasked with creating guidelines for the governance of procurement, and asset and inventory management, as well as drafting policies and decisions related to unified procurement processes.
The law stipulates the creation of a ‘Central Registry of Suppliers’ as part of the government’s unified online system for managing contracts and inventory. Furthermore, the Director General of each government entity is authorised to create an ‘Inventory and Valuation Committee’ to manage inventory and assets.
Impact of the law
Law No. 12 of 2020 annuls Law No. 6 of 1997 on Contracts of Government Departments in the Emirate of Dubai, and its amendments. The Law also annuls any clause in any other legislation that may contradict its provisions.
However, it does not apply to commitments made by government procurement departments to projects and programmes supported by the government, especially those relating to small and medium enterprises registered under the Hamdan bin Mohammed Programme for youth projects, which is covered by Law No. 23 of 2009 on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development.
The eProcurement Portal for Sharjah Government entities facilitate procurement professionals and suppliers to conduct sourcing activities. It provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing sourcing activities, reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and suppliers.
View current and past procurement opportunities.
Register as a supplier in the eProcurement portal.
To do business with the government entities of Ajman, a supplier must first submit an application to the Purchasing and Contracting Section of Department of Finance - Ajman.
Registration can be done through Ajman’s iSupplier portal.
To do business with Ras Al Khaimah Government, you must first register at the supplier’s register of RAK Finance Department.
Conditions for registration
To register, the applicant must be:
Additionally, a business must not have been banned from participating in tenders conducted by any government department. It must not be owned by any employee of Ras Al Khaimah Government or by first-degree relatives of employees involved in contracting and tendering.
Registration in RAK procurement system is free of charge.