Overview on Company Classification Terms
In order for the Central Tenders Committee to maintain the competency level of the contractors participating in the tenders of the ministries of the State of Kuwait, the Contractors for Public Tenders Classification Committee was established. The Classification Committee works on classifying the contractors for road, sewage, electricity, air-conditioning and construction works according to its approved standards. The Committee set terms for the companies and the organizations that would apply for classification or for upgrade to a higher category.
Company Classification Terms
The approved key terms that are being used by the Classification Committee for the contractors participating in the tenders of the ministries and entities of the State of Kuwait for road, sewage, electricity, air-conditioning and construction works are:
1- The financial status for the company or the organization
2- Any previous work and experience for the company or the organization
3- The organizational structure and job design for the company or the organization
4- The equipment and workshops owned by the company or the organization
5- Field inspection on existing and on-going projects
The following conditions must be met for the companies or the organizations that apply for classification:
1- The company or the organization must be Kuwaiti
2- The company or the organization, the applicant, must be a member in Kuwait Chamber of Commerce
3- The company or the organization must have been established at least three years ago
4- The company or the organization must have a technical body specialized in the category applied for
5- All the employees in the technical and administrative bodies must be sponsored by organization
6- The company or the organization must be registered at the Central Tenders Committee (Supplier Card)
7- The capital of the company or the organization must not be less than:
a- Fifty thousand (50000) KD, fourth category companies
b- One hundred thousand (100000) KD, third category companies
c- Two hundred thousand (200000) KD, second category companies
d- Five hundred thousand (500000) KD, first category companies
8- The company or the organization must have an experience in the field of the classification applying for
The following conditions must be met for the companies and organizations that apply for upgrade to a higher category:
1- One year must have been passed on the classification of the company or the organization
2- The company or the organization must have participated and implemented governmental projects through the Central Tenders Committee
3- The company or the organization must have met the condition concerning its capital (as well as the other classification conditions)
The required documents and proofs that must be submitted by the companies and organizations applying for classification or for upgrade to a higher category are:
1- Original three years budget for the company or the organization from an Audit Office
2- Copy of Chamber of Industry and Commerce Certificate
3- Copy of the commercial register for the company or the organization
4- Copy of the company foundation contract and any amendments (If any)
5- Original employee list (RJ) from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor
6- Organizational structure for the company or the organization defining the title and position
7- Project contracts
In order to handle the request for classification or for upgrade to a higher category which is submitted on a disk, the following two software programs must be installed on the computer:
1- Microsoft Access
1- Using WinZip, unzip the request on the disk.
2- Then, import the data into Microsoft Access.
3- After import completes, re-zip the request using WinZip and save it on the committee disk.
1- All data about the company or the organization applying is saved on the committee disk.
2- The attached contracts are numbered with reference to the request.
3- A file box is made for the documents and proofs submitted for the classification or for the upgrade for a higher category.
4- The documents attached to the request, that are submitted by the company or the organization, are destroyed after one month of the decision of the Committee.