Department of Municipal Affairs
The legal affairs at DMA organized a workshop about the contract management, the workshop started with a welcoming note by Mr Yousef Al Kuwaiti, Head of Legal Affairs Section, and then he discussed the general features of the procurement law, tenders and auctions. During the workshop, Al Kuwaiti highlighted the Department of Finance's Manual that talks about the purchasing and tenders. Several topics were discussed from the manual in order to let the audience have an overview about its content. For example, the requirements for contract managing in terms of commitment to legal and contractual texts and signing on all the pages in addition to accuracy and fairness in the management of the contract
The workshop also highlighted the main duties of the contract managers, which starts from approving the bills in accordance with the Manual, making sure that the implementation of the contract meets the proposed deadline with the consideration of the quality requirements and legal rights, and then saving performance documents of the contract or the non-performance one in order to protect the rights of the department and finally deciding the correct date for the contract completion.
During the workshop Mr Al Kuwaiti, emphasized on not to change or add any tasks that are not provided in the contract unless it is officially requested to do so. He concluded his speech by addressing the procedures of the contract managers for implementing their tasks, and he pointed to some exceptional cases, through which the contract manager is authorized to impose a fine for any delay or to cancel the contract or ends it.
The workshop was concluded by answering the audiences' questions and emphasizing on the importance of such workshops as it is important for knowledge sharing.