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ABU DHABI VALUE CERTIFICATION IS NOW UNIFIED ICV CERTIFICATION
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development has merged its ADV Certification program (ADLC Program) with the Unified ICV program that was initially launched by the ADNOC. The Suppliers are required to acquire a Unified ICV Certificate Revision 3 to participate in the tenders of the Abu Dhabi Government Departments.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) introduced its ADV Certification program (Abu Dhabi Local Content Program) on 21st April, 2019 which required all suppliers of goods or services of any Department related to Abu Dhabi’s Government are mandated to calculate and declare their certified ADV (Unified ICV) score for the previous financial year, to demonstrate how they are contributing to the UAE economy.
ADV (Unified ICV) will affect any party wishing to directly or indirectly engage with the Government departments of Abu Dhabi. Suppliers will be asked to submit an ADV (Unified ICV) Certificate along with their bid. ADV (Unified ICV) is mainly relevant during the evaluation phase. Bidders having passed the technical evaluation will be ranked in accordance with:
• best price; and
• best ADV (Unified ICV) score
WHY HAS THE ADV CERTIFICATION / ICV CERTIFICATION PROGRAM BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN UAE?
Abu Dhabi Value Certification/In-Country Value (ICV) program was announced with the following objectives:
(a) Emiratization: Creating additional employment opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector;
(b) GDP Diversification: Supporting UAE GDP diversification by sourcing additional goods and services within the UAE; and
(c) Strategic Considerations: localizing strategically critical parts of the value chain for selected categories.
The following areas are considered for unified ICV calculations:
(a) Goods Manufactured (only for Suppliers holding Industrial License)
(b) Third Party Spend (only for Suppliers holding non-Industrial License)
(e) Expatriate Contribution
(f) Bonus – i) Revenue from outside UAE. ii) Emirati Head count
WHO NEEDS AN ADV CERTIFICATE / UNIFIED ICV CERTIFICATE?
Companies working directly as supplier or indirectly as sub supplier with following Govt. and semi Govt. Department are required to acquire the ADV certificate/unified ICV certificate version 3.
- ADNOC Group Companies
- Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
- Aldar Properties
- Abu Dhabi Ports
- Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
- All other Govt Departments of Abu Dhabi
- Companies submitting tenders through Musanada (Abu Dhabi General Services Company)
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