Dematerialization of public procurement: What you need to know

for public contracts whose value including tax is greater than or equal to 5 million DH, the entry into force of the filing and withdrawal of bids and competitors’ offers by electronic means is scheduled from November 1st.

Public procurement will be entirely dematerialized from August 1, 2023. This is provided for in the Order of the Minister of the Economy published in the Official Bulletin of June 30, in its Arabic version. Submission of bids, withdrawal of consultation files, financial guarantees, auctions… Practically all the procedures will be carried out gradually electronically.

It is done. The long-awaited decree of the Minister of Finance on the dematerialization of public procurement procedures and financial guarantees was published in the Official Bulletin (BO) of June 30, in its Arabic language version. Concretely, the text details the terms and conditions for filing competitors’ bids and their withdrawal electronically. It also contains the procedures for the dematerialization of financial guarantees, the conditions and procedures for opening bids and evaluating competitors’ offers electronically, as well as the conditions and procedures for recourse and implementation of electronic auctions. The text also sets the timetable for the entry into force of the obligation to deposit and withdraw bids and bids from competitors electronically, as well as the dematerialization of financial guarantees.

Thus, for public contracts whose value including tax is greater than or equal to 5 million DH, the entry into force of the filing and withdrawal of bids and competitors’ offers by electronic means is scheduled from November 1st. With regard to contracts whose value is greater than or equal to 2 million DH, the entry into force of dematerialization is scheduled for February 1, 2023. And as of August 1, 2023, all public contracts, whatever whatever their value, will be dematerialized. Operationally, bidders for public procurement will be entitled to a username and password at the level of the national public procurement portal. They can thus proceed via this platform to submit their application file.

Likewise, they will be able to access the consultation files made available to them by the contracting authority via the portal. In order to guarantee transparency and confidentiality, the managers of the platform will have the option of coding the application files. In addition, the results of the bid opening session will be published on the public procurement portal. Competitors will thus be informed of the accepted offer and those rejected with the necessary justifications. Important clarification: applications submitted after the deadline will be automatically rejected. As for financial guarantees, competitors will be required to submit them to the contracting authority through the public procurement portal. The latter will therefore allow the processing of requests for the establishment of financial guarantees and the receipt of the related funds.

In addition, the platform will receive from competitors and contracting authorities, as the case may be, requests for the lifting of financial guarantees. The return of these will also be done electronically. For public auctions, the contracting authority will proceed via the electronic platform to the publication of the related notices. The latter must thus specify the purpose of the electronic auctions and cite the contracting authority issuing these operations. They must also detail the list of the various documents to be provided by the competitors in addition to the conditions of participation in the auction.




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