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Bid to qualify, classify contractors
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: Oil sources said preparations are being made to start implementing a new mechanism for the unified qualification of contractors and manufacturers in the oil sector, to unify the qualification lists, with the exception of some specialized works that do not match with the rest of the other companies, reports Al-Rai daily.
The sources said that a financial classification of the qualification lists was carried out to match the contract values in each company, in order to give the opportunity for a large segment to participate in the tenders of the oil sector, while there will be a central committee for qualification from the directors of the commercial department in the oil sector to approve the qualification results. In a step to develop the oil sector’s work mechanism and develop new mechanisms to keep pace with development and strategic plans, the CEO of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah, issued a decision, a copy of which was obtained by the daily, to form a team and a central rehabilitation committee.
The decision clarified that the team will be under the umbrella of the Kuwait Oil Company administration, with the aim of unifying the procedures for qualifying contractors in the oil sector, provided that the submission of contractors will be “online.” The committee, which will start its work within two months, will technically follow the Supreme Committee for Tenders in the KPC.
Al-Saud stated in his decision that in light of the final report issued by the work team to standardize the types and categories of works and materials in the Petroleum Corporation and its oil companies, which was approved on 10/19/2021 to put it into practice and work, including the team’s proposed organizational structure. The decision includes forming a central qualification team in accordance with the proposed organizational structure, under the supervision of the Central Qualification Committee of the Higher Procurement Committee to carry out the tasks of registering and classifying contractors, contractors and suppliers to work with the Corporation and its oil companies, in implementation of Article No. 5 of the Executive Regulations of the Law Public Tenders No. (49) of 2016.
This is in addition to the Central Qualification Team which will work completely independently from the KPC and its affiliated oil companies in all its technical work related to the registration and qualification of contractors and manufacturers, and its technical reference will be the head of the Central Qualification Committee mentioned in Article 5, while the administrative team’s reference is the Director of the Commercial Department of the Kuwait Oil Company and the central rehabilitation team entrusted with the following tasks entrusted to it.