- In October 2018, the President ratified Law No. 182 of 2018 that regulates the contracts and agreements that are concluded by the public authorities in Egypt.
The following are highlights of the new law:
- It includes a number of provisions of Law No.5 of 2015.
- It obligates all governmental entities and public sector companies to post all their public procurement opportunities, in detail, on the Public Contracts Portal; upon completion of the procurement process, the final decision, with specified details, should also be posted on the portal.
- It obligates all parties to use the standard tender document, which is currently being developed and will be posted on the Public Contracts Portal. In the event that an entity decides not to use the standard document, it must provide an explanation as to why it chose not to comply with the requirement. This requirement will significantly reduce noncompliance with the preferential treatment for domestic products requirement. The requirement was being circumvented by including in the tender documents language that discriminated against domestic products and eventually resulted in their exclusion from the procurement process.