Qatar University’s General Legal Counsel Office organized two-day seminar under the title of The Tender and Auctions Law and its executive policy: the status-quo and the challenges.
The event was attended by Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al-Derham, President of the University, and Dr. Khaled Al-Khater, Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs and other faculty members, as well as a number of officials of Qatari institutions related to financial and administrative affairs.
This seminar kicked off today will continue till tomorrow, the topics which are covered discuss issues on the role of the Tender and Auctions Committee in carrying out contracting procedures, the legal provisions for contracting by practice and direct order and problems related to concluding and implementing contracts.
In his speech on the occasion, Dr. Hassan said: “Our country is honored by God, under the leadership of which the principle of the rule of law took a sign and commitment to this principle has become an obligation for everyone who assumes responsibility in this country.”
“The state is responsible for managing, maintaining and developing public money through government agencies such as ministries, public authorities and institutions, including the university. The person in charge of managing these funds does not have the right to misuse it as he is not considered the owner of it, he is an employee and he should do his job with full honesty and in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the law. It is a legal duty, and state’s primary responsibility to protect public money,” he added
Within the framework of these principles, the Tenders and Auctions Regulation Law No. 24 was issued in 2015. Its provisions apply to all ministries and other government agencies. The law seeks to achieve economic reform for the state, especially with the expansion of the volume of construction and commercial work, as well as aims to protect public money through the specified legal procedures and controls to ensure that the needs of government agencies are provided at the best rates.
In his speech on the occasion, Dr. Khalid Al-Khater Vice President for Administration & Finance said that organizing this seminar falls within the framework of Qatar University’s effort to serve the community and enrich the legal culture for workers in the field of tenders and auctions.
Dr. Khalid gave a number of notes on the law based on his experience as head of the University Tender Committee and advised to increase workshops and train workers in this field to implement the law and to understand its connection to their fields of work in order to achieve the required objectives.
The first session of the seminar included, discussing the role of the Tender and Auctions Committee in directing the contracting procedures by Professor Ahmed Abdel Sattar, A former consultant at the Government Procurement Department.
The second day of seminar will discuss the topic of general principles of tender with an explanation of the bidding and insurance procedures presented by Professor Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Director of the Procurement Department at Qatar University. Finance at the Ministry of Finance, and in the last session, problems related to concluding and implementing contracts will be discussed through a lecture by Dr. Mohamed Salah Abu Rajab from Qatar University, the seminar will be concluded with distribution of certificates to all the participants.