Abu Dhabi Local Content Program

Abu Dhabi Local Content Program

Objectives

Increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Increase Emiratization
Boost the Knowledge Economy and Technology Adoption

Values

Clarity
Transparency
Sustainability

Criteria

Procured Goods and Services
Investment
Emiratization & Expat Contribution

Process

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To apply for an ICV certificate, the company must contact and receive quotations from the Certifying Bodies, the details of which are found on our website.

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The company must then select and award one of the Certifying Bodies from the quotations received, followed by signing an Engagement Letter.

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The Certifying Body will then evaluate the company based on the information submitted using the ICV Certification Template, and issue the final ICV certificate for the company.

Downloadable Documents

Required Documents

Company’s Audited financial statement
List of procured goods and services.
WPS reports.

It is a certificate that measures the contribution of the supplier to the economy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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The Abu Dhabi government aims to diversify the local economy, strengthen supply chains, increase private sector Emiratization and transfer technology.

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ADNOC's Local Value-Added Program is a nationwide programme, while the Abu Dhabi Local Content Program is specific to the emirate of Abu Dhabi only.

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Local content certification is a requirement for all companies operating in Abu Dhabi that wish to apply for the Government of Abu Dhabi tenders, whether they are small, medium or large.

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This is done through one of our six authorized partners.

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Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Protiviti, Baker Tilly International and ARDENT Advisory & Accounting LLC.  

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This is not possible as all the criteria and forms used for the account have been standardized among all six partners.

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This is done by measuring the cost of manufactured goods or services provided in Abu Dhabi on the total cost of goods or services, as well as supplier investments in Abu Dhabi and the volume of spending on citizens and non-UAE national workers.

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Audited and approved financial statements, filling out forms and submitting all of that to any of the six accredited companies.

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The certificate is issued between 3-15 business days if the financial statements are ready and approved, depending on the size of the company.

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Depending on the size of the company, the cost ranges between AED 3,000 and AED 20,000.

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The validity of the certificate is 18 months from the date the certificate is issued.

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Through this certificate, the vendor can apply for government tenders and maximize the chances of accepting his bid by enhancing the percentage of local content in his certificate.

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