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About Engineering Classifications

Abu Dhabi Municipality Engineering Classification

The Abu Dhabi Government introduced the Classification Process for Contracting Companies and Engineering Consultancy firms to help regulate the industry to ensure National and Foreign Companies were capable of undertaking the work they were tendering for. The Classification Departments role is assessing all the contracting firms and the engineering consultancy offices registered across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in accordance to well defined and specific criterion; financial standing, quality, health and safety requirements, executed and carried out projects, technical and accounting staff as stated in the engineering consulting offices classification regulation No. (1) for the year 2009 and the contractors classification regulation No. (2) for the year 2009 and thus participate in tenders within the Emirate.

Contractors are classified into the following categories:

  • Special
  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth
  • Fifth
  • Sixth

Engineering Consultancy Firms are classified into the following categories:

  • Special
  • First
  • Second

Each category requires that a level of threshold criteria are met, specification the number of Engineers that must be employed directly on that Company, the number of years experience that these Engineers have, together with ISO accreditation and suitable support staff (in some cases).

For example; Sixth Category for Contractor Companies - to allow the company to bid on work up to a value of AED 7,000,000 - requires that the company show that it has AED 300,000 balance sheet capital assets with 1 full time Engineer with at least 4 years experience. The detailed qualifications of the Engineer must be Notarised, Legalised and Attested in the country of origin.

For further details click here to see the attached PDF summary of Contractor Classification Requirements and Engineering Consultancy Classification Requirements from Abu Dhabi Municipality


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