We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,
and Royal Decree 88/2020 Merging the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Legal Affairs into One Ministry Named the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The competences relating to the review of contracts are hereby assigned to the Secretariat General of the Tender Board by way of transfer from the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, which are as follows:
1. Reviewing draft standard model contracts prepared by units of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons in the cases stipulated by law.
2. Reviewing draft contracts whose value exceeds 5,000,000 (five million) Rial Omani, and variation orders relating to them regardless of their value, before signing them and executing them by any unit of the administrative apparatus of the state and other public legal persons. Reviewing contracts other than standard model contracts includes the procedures prior to contracting.
The technical members and legal advisors of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs concerned with the review of contracts, and other employees of the ministry whose work relates to such review, are hereby transferred to the Secretariat General of the Tender Board with their same seniorities and financial grades. The stipends they receive that relate to the nature of their current positions remain with them in a personal capacity.
The transfer of those mentioned must be in accordance with the mechanism agreed upon between the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs and the Secretary General of the Tender Board.
All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.
Issued on: 16 Rabi Al-Thani 1445
Corresponding to: 31 October 2023
Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman