The Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi (DoF) has announced that the ‘Al Maqta’a bidding hall’ processed tenders worth AED 10,260,975,489 from ten different government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the first half of 2017. The tenders managed by ‘Al Maqta’a bidding hall’ included infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi.
The capital and operational project tenders processed in the first half of 2017 were; infrastructure projects in Al Wathba North and various regions of Abu Dhabi, Shakhbout City, Madinat Zayed Commercial District in Al Dhafra region, road works in Al Dhafra region, electricity, water and sanitation infrastructure in different regions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi including Al Tawiyat, Al Ain, Khalifa Area- Abu Dhabi and Yasat Island, and service projects and government buildings such as establishing Abu Dhabi Disabled Sports Club, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Qasr Al Hosn, Al Ghuwaifat Border, Strategic Feed Stores, Abu Dhabi Central Morgue, General Directorate of penal and correctional institutions, purchasing public transport buses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra region and allocating Mawaqif parking inspectors.
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, as well as to strengthen the financial system to support the Emirate’s development process. Al Maqta’a bidding hall adopts the best legal and regulatory to enhance Abu Dhabi’s economic competitiveness through attracting foreign investments.”
The tenders processed were from the following organisations: Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Al Dhafra Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), Abu Dhabi General Services ‘Musanada’ and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
The Al Maqta’a bidding hall was established in June 2015 for capital and operational project tenders. The aim behind its establishment is to enhance transparency, competitiveness, and openness pertaining to tenders issued by Abu Dhabi-based government entities which are of a value of more than AED 100 million.