Somaliland:Government Fulfill Election Promise for Transparency in Awarding Tenders


Somalilandsun:The government of Somaliland has for the first time in history of the
country opened sealed tender documents in public. The move was to fulfill
pledges made by the head of state H.E Musa Bihi Abdi during the elections
to award government contracts to the deserving firms without favor
whatsoever. The government is building a new modern correctional facility
in Gabiley town.

The advertisement for the bids was placed on dailies for fourteen
consecutive days. Somaliland National Tender Commission opened the sealed
document at their headquarters in the presence of 33 construction companies.

The chairman of the tender committee Mr.Nuuh Mohammed Hussein promised that
the commission is promising to make sure that government contracts are
awarded in a competitive way. He added that this is the policy of the
government of president Musa to give tenders to deserving companies.

“It is our ardent endeavor to issue government tenders in a transparent
manners, all firms that apply for government contract will compete the
winner then will be announced. We shall not favor anybody.”

He went on to reveal that the previous procedure of companies application
for contracts have been changed, for instance at the venue of the tender
opening all representatives of the 33 firms with their documents were

The minister of public works and housing Mr.Abdirashid Dua’le Qambi
confirmed that the new system for awarding tenders is the policy of the
government of President Musa Bihi Abdi.