Contractors Should Know That Tenders Are Won on Merit

Local contractors have for long complained of being overlooked by the government and the private sector when it came to awarding of major contracts, especially in construction and energy sectors.

They say government prefers foreign firms to local ones. This is both true and false, depending on how one looks at the issue of awarding mega tenders.

First of all, many local contractors lack both financial capacity and the expertise required to undertake big projects. Secondly, most lack the experience that would put them at an advantage compared to foreign firms.