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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) is studying the issue of tendering government agencies according to the old “limited” mechanism, reports Al-Rai daily. According to informed sources from CAPT, the agency has a tendency to return to tenders in a limited way on the approved classifi- cation categories, after they were publicly offered during the last period. The approval of this trend will prevent unclassified companies from entering the field of competition for tenders that the agency will float.
The sources said they expect this new approach to be implemented at the beginning of the new fiscal year in April 2022. They stressed that the new decision would push unclassified companies to seek classification, according to the documents submitted by each company that wishes in the future to compete for tenders of government agencies. The sources revealed that, “The agency has been working for some time to update the data of the companies classified based on their financial status. There are entities whose classification has been reduced after updating their data from third to fourth category.” In a related context, the daily obtained an updated statistic for the number and types of classification categories that were approved by the Classification Committee during the period from November 2020 to October 26, 2021.
The statistics showed that the committee approved 61 applications for classification of building works in the four categories – 15 for the first category, 4 for the second category, 11 for the third category, and 31 for the fourth category. Regarding infrastructure works, the committee approved 7 applications for the first category, 3 for the second category, 3 for the third category, and 15 for the fourth category. The committee also approved the classification of 7 applications for mechanical work in the second category, 4 for the third category, and 9 for the fourth category. It approved the classification of 11 applications for electrical work in the second category, 5 for the third category, and 15 for the fourth category.