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Public procurement localisation
Effective from 20 December 2015, the government of Algeria via Presidential Decree no.15-247, introduced the following changes into the Algerian public procurement regulations:
In circumstances when relying on national production and/or entities is not possible, foreign companies bidding alone for a public tender, for the first time are obliged to subcontract at least 30% of the contract price to Algerian companies. In the prior public procurement law, there were no specifications in terms of the percentage that foreign bidders should subcontract to local companies (therefore, theoretically enabling them to provide their local Algerian partners with a lower than 30% of the total contract in order to comply with the Algerian public procurement rule that obliges foreign bidders collaborate with local entities).
Imported products may for the first time only be used only in circumstances when the equivalent of the products is either not available at a national level or the national products do not possess the acceptable quality standards.
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