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Cost Engineering Directorate

The Directorate plays a regulatory role in the Kingdom through its administration of the pre-qualification process of companies and contractors, in order to be eligible to submit their bids for projects offered by the Ministry.

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Cost Engineering Directorate

The Directorate plays a regulatory role in the Kingdom through its administration of the pre-qualification process of companies and contractors, in order to be eligible to submit their bids for projects offered by the Ministry.

17545520

17545520

17155411

17155411

The Cost Engineering Directorate is under the Technical Services Sector in the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning. The Directorate organizes tendering and purchasing procedures based on the law of tenders and procedures of the Ministry of Finance to achieve optimal efficiency and competition in procurement and tenders. In addition, the Directorate plays a regulatory role in the Kingdom through its administration of the pre-qualification process of companies and contractors, in order to be eligible to submit their bids for projects offered by the Ministry. The responsibilities and functions of the Directorate can be detailed as follows:

  • Manage and develop a cost database and ensure its consistency with market prices, prepare probable costs of the projects and present them to the concerned Directorate to determine the feasibility of carrying out the execution, in addition to re-measurement of the works executed in order to certify payments accordingly.

  • Participate in value engineering studies for the implementation, operation and maintenance of projects to ensure the optimal investment of available resources and provide engineering costs advice for the Ministry's directorates and other government entities if requested.

  • Responsible for the cost estimating of all infrastructure and building projects for the Kingdom, the issuing and the awarding of these projects in accordance with the Tender Board’s and Ministry of Finance’s rules and regulations. The directorate also prepares monthly payments to the contractors and consultants during the progress of projects and settles the final accounts of completed projects.

  • Conduct cost auditing for completed projects, prepare final accounts and prepare cash flow for the tendered projects and obtain approval from Ministry of Finance.

  • Manage the process of rehabilitation of contractors according to an approved mechanism in coordination with the Tender Board, award tenders, prepare contract agreements and ensure the validity of bonds and insurances.

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