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Statement of Principles
The following outlines Etihad Rail's statement of procurement principals.
Etihad Rail is totally committed to safety. It is their highest priority to ensure that in everything they do, safety is at the heart of the planning, decision making and execution processes. Etihad Rail complies with all current, and future, relevant UAE laws. All contractors, consultants and suppliers to Etihad Rail, irrespective of their size or role, will be similarly committed to safety through contractual obligations and legal requirements. For more information, please refer to Etihad Rail’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy Statement.
Etihad Rail discloses its procurement plans to the public through advertising for expressions of interest and pre-qualification requests for goods and services, which are to be obtained through public competitive procurement methods. Tender documents will be synchronously made available to all short-listed bidders. Upon receipt of tenders, no information related to the examination, clarification, and evaluation of tenders and recommendations concerning awards will be disclosed to bidders, tenderers or any other persons not officially concerned with the process.
The United Arab Emirates, in accordance with UAE Vision 2021, is committed to developing an ambitious and confident nation grounded in its heritage. Emirati nationals are encouraged and supported in developing their skills and competencies. Whilst Etihad Rail does not insert requirements in any of its tenders or contracts for a specific percentage of local content, submissions which do include local content will be reviewed favourably.
Please note that due to the need to ensure inter-operability across the GCC countries and in adherence to the UN ESCWA Agreement, Etihad Rail has adopted certain European function-based performance standards.