Oman Daily Observer, 31 October 2023: Oman’s Sultan has issued a Decree transferring powers related to the revision of contracts from the Justice and Legal Affairs Ministry to the Secretariat General of the Tender Board.
Under Oman Sultani Decree No. 73/2023, the powers to review blueprints of unified model contracts drafted by units of the State’s Administrative Apparatus and other public legal persons in the instances/circumstances stipulated by law will be transferred.
The powers to review the blueprints of contracts whose value exceeds five million Rials and related change orders, irrespective of their values before the signing of the contract or whether any unit of the State’s Administrative Apparatus or other public legal persons might have started implementing the projects will also be transferred.
The review of anything other than unified model contracts covers the procedures that preceded the contract signing process.
The Justice and Legal Affairs Ministry’s technicians and legal advisers who are responsible for reviewing contracts, as well as other staff whose tasks are associated with the revisions or reviews will be transferred to the Secretariat General of the Tender Board.
These employees’ seniority and financial grades will also be transferred. Existing job allowances for these employees will be transferred as well.
The transfer will take place in line with a mechanism agreed by the Justice and Legal Affairs Minister and the Secretary General of the Tender Board. Anything which contradicts or cancels the Decree will be repealed.
The Decree will be published in the Official Gazette and come into force on its issued date.
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