The Tender Board has been keen on playing a leading role in the democratic march of the Kingdom of Bahrain based on the values of justice, integrity and transparency. Due to this commitment, and in a bid to increase efficiency and productivity in its procedures and responsibilities concerned with tenders and government sales and purchasing, the Board has announced its intent to move to its new premises at the Arcapita building in Bahrain Bay as of August 1, 2017, adding that all tender opening sessions will take place on the same floor in the building.
The new premises will help facilitate cooperation between the Tender Board and all the government institutions and ministries that work according to the mandate of the Board, as well as all the vendors and contractors that deal with the Board.
It is worth mentioning that Legislative Decree No. 36 of 2002 with respect to regulating government tenders, auctions, purchases and sales is a key pillar in the support of the reform project initiated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. This decree was followed by Decree No. 37 of 2002, listing the executive bylaws. Based on this unique law on the regional and international level, the Tender Board aims to protect the public funds and prevent the influence of personal interest on tender formalities, achieve the maximum level of economic efficiency to obtain Government purchases at competitive and fair prices, enhance integrity, competitiveness and providing fair treatment for all suppliers and contractors, and achieve transparency in all phases of Government purchasing procedures.
The Tender Board works in line with the government’s action plan, and the reforms aspired to in the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030, which aim to promote growth and aspiration by putting the Bahraini citizen in the forefront of the development of the Kingdom and creating more opportunities for individuals and the society as a whole.