Ministry of Finance has an advanced procurement systems for all federal entities through which it announces purchases related to MoF or other ministries and federal entities. Through this system, it also invites tenders and announces the contracts. In addition, it has a tenders and auctions system that ensures the success of purchases and helps in reducing financial and administrative costs by qualifying suppliers to participate in tenders, auctions and bids.
To register with Ministry of Finance, suppliers must meet the requirements set out, submit required documents, as well as pay the fees. Registration needs to be renewed annually. All these procedures can be carried out online.
In Abu Dhabi
To bid for contracts of Abu Dhabi Government, contractors and suppliers must have an established presence in Abu Dhabi and must possess the licences needed to carry on business activities in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Government bases its dealings on:
The Dubai government utilises the online eSupply portal operated by Dubai eGovernment and Tejari. The eSupply portal has created an official eSupply procurement portal for Dubai Government and the online destination for all suppliers interested in dealing with Dubai government entities.
Sharjah Government follows a similar procedure to register contractors and issue contracts.
The government bodies will verify the company that applied for registration and on successful verification, the company will appear in its 'list of approved suppliers'. This will entitle contractors to bid for tenders.