Law No. 8 of 1976 Organizing Tenders and Auctions 8 / 1976
Number of Articles: 65
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We, Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,
Having perused the Amended Provisional Constitution, in particular Articles 23, 34, and 51 thereof;
Law No. 2 of 1962 regulating the General Fiscal Policy in Qatar;
Law No. 11 of 1963 regulating the municipality of Qatar, as amended,
Law No. 5 of 1970 determining the powers of ministers and defining the functions of ministries and other government bodies, and amending laws;
Decree-Law No. 10 of 1974 with respect to the creation of Qatar General Petroleum Corporation,
Resolution No. 21 of 1966 on the Formation of a Tender and Auctions Committee at the Procurement Department, and its amendments,
The proposal of the Minister of Finance and Petroleum,
The Draft-Law submitted by the Council of Ministers,
And having consulted the Shura Council,
Hereby promulgate the following law:


General Provisions

Chapter One

System of Law and Definitions

Article 1 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The provisions of this law shall be applied to all ministries and other governmental bodies except:
  1. The armed forces and police engaged in secret missions and tasks and work whose contracts and tenders conditions are set by an Emiri Resolution.
  2. Qatar General Petroleum Corporation;for the oil industry in Qatar and abroad in all stages thereof, including the exploration and extractionof oil, natural gas, and other hydrocarbons;the production of these materials and their derivatives and sub-products;the transporting and storing of such materials; and the trading therein according to Decree-Law No. 10of 1974 and the financial and administrative regulations and bylaws and regulatory rules governing the oil industry which are issued by a resolution from the cabinet based on the proposal of the corporation's board.
  3. Any other body defined by a resolution from the cabinet based on the proposal of the Minister of Finance.



Article 2

 The contracts of public works, contractors, services, importation and purchase of items shall be made through bids in accordance with the provisionsof this law. The Emir shall be empowered to exclude certaininvestment and technical contracts from the provisions of this law.


Article 3

 Bids shall be public, restricted or local. Public and local bids shall be subject to the principles oftransparency, equality and the freedom of competition.


Article 4

 Public bids are the set of procedures advertised according to the conditions set down by this law and aimedatreaching the bidder who presents the best offer. Bids shall be either domestic bids advertised inside the country or to the outside bidsadvertisedinside and outside the country.


Article 5 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       Restricted bidsshall be restricted to establishments whose names are registered in lists prepared by the concerned governmental body after it isestablished that such establishments are of good reputation and sound financial, technical and productive standing. Such lists shall be considered onlyafter being approved by the Central Tender Committee asstipulated by Article 7 of this law.
  1. This method shall be applied only, when subjecting bids to free competition is against the public interest due to the bids' special nature or concluding conditions thereof. This method shall be approved by the Minister of Finance based on the proposal of the Central Tender Committee.
  2. The Central Tender Committee shall be responsible of inviting establishments to participate in restricted bids.
  3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all rules governing public bids shall be applied to restricted bids.


Article 6 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 Local bidsare a type of public bid whose value shall notexceed one million (1,000,000) riyal in the category of importation. Participation in this type of bid shall be restricted to local contractors, importers and traders who are registered in the chamber of commerce in Qatar, the commercial register and other records stipulated by the law. The names of the traders and importers shall be registered in special lists prepared by the concerned governmental bodies. These lists shall be considered onlyafter the approval of the Central Tender Committee  and the Minister of Finance.


Chapter Two

Central Tender Committee

Article 7 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       A committee called “the Central Tender Committee ”(hereinafter “the Committee”) shall be established under the direct supervision of the Minister of Finance.
  1. The Committee shall have the right to receive offers, open envelopescontaining offers, and express its opinion and recommendations regarding the best offer. This shall be done according to the rules and procedures in this law.
  2. A record shall be prepared for each meeting in which the Committee's works and recommendations shall be recorded in writing and signed by itspresident and members.


Article 8 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       The Committee shall consist of:
  1. A president, vice president and at least six members, including a representative of the administration of financial affairs at the Ministry of Finance and a representative of the administration of legal affairs at the Ministry of Justice. Membership shall be for three renewable years and the appointment and remunerationof members shall be determined by a decree from the Emir based on the proposal of the Minister of Finance.
  2. A representative of the governmental body for which the bid was offered.
  1. An observer from the accounting administration shall attend meetings of the Committee to express his opinion regarding bids according to the rules of the accounting administration.
  2. The Committee shall have a secretariat whose personnel shall be appointed by a decision issued from the concerned authority based on the proposal of the Minister of Finance.


Article 9

 The Committee shall convene with the attendance of at least six members, including the president or his deputy. Its recommendations shall be issued by majority vote.


Chapter Three

Classifying Contractors

Article 10 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

Public contractors shall be classified in different groups according to their financial ability and experience. The classification shall be made by a committee consisting of:
  1. A representative of the Committee -president.
  2. A representative of the Ministry of Defence -member.
  3. A representative of the Ministry of Finance - member.
  4. A representative of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce - member.
  5. A representative of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture -member.
  6. A representative of the Ministry of Electricity and Water -member.
  7. A representative of the Ministry of State Administration -member.
  8. A representative of the Ministry of Industry and Public Works -member.
  9. A representative of Qatar Chamber of Commerce -member.
The committee may request the help of technicians and experts from the different state bodies to execute its work.
Classifications shall be made by registrations in a special record prepared for this purpose and kept at the Committee's premises.


Article 11

 The classification committee shall begin its work after receiving a notice from the Committee. Contractors who desire to register their names shall be informed through radio, local newspapers and journals,the bulletin boards at the Committee and all ministries, as well as other means available.


Article 12 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The classification committee shall issue its recommendation within one month from the date of receiving the registration request. A resolution shall be issued by the Committee approving this recommendation and the applicant shall be informed thereof within seven days of the decision being issued. Where the request is rejected, the applicant shall have the right to submit a grievance  to the Minister of Finance within seven days of being notified thereof. The Minister's decision regarding the grievance  shall be final and incontestable.


Article 13 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The contractor may request a reviewof the decision on his classification after the lapse of at least one year. Where this request is refused, he may submit a complaint to the Minister of Finance and may repeat his request after the lapse of at least another year. The rules of the previous article shall apply to the request for a review and the submission of a grievance.


Part 2

Public Bids

Chapter One

Procedures for Advertising Tenders and Submitting Applications

Article 14

1.       The concerned governmental body shall prepare in advance the purchasing requestsfor the contracting works to be executed. The financial funds shall be provided to these works as well as all necessary elements such as instructions to contractors and suppliers, fully detailed drawings, detailed tables of quantities, procedures that must be followed for executing the contract, sanctions to be applied in the case of violations of the contract terms, the bid formula, and the general contract items.
  1. The bidder shall not be required to apply to the governmental authority forthe necessary information. The authority shall send the purchasing requests for the contracting works to the concerned ministry or the concerned governmental body for review before referring them to the Committee.


Article 15

 The Committee shalladvertise the bid twice through publication in local newspapers and journals, each advertisement separated by not less than seven days and not more than fifteendays. It may also advertise the bid on the bulletin boards at the Committee's premises and other concerned governmental bodies. Advertisements abroad shall be made by the country's embassies.


Article 16

 The bid advertisement shall indicate the following:
  1. The authority from which a copy of the bid's conditions, specifications, designs and costproposalmay be obtained, as well as the date of advertising  the bid and the date of submitting it.
  2. The authority to which offers shall be presented and the date of presenting them.
  3. The statement of the work required to be imported or executed.
  4. The amount of temporary and final insurance for accepted offers.
  5. The period during which the offershall be effective.
  6. The right of the body that supplies the contracting worksto increase or reduce, during the contract term, the quantities of items   and their value by a rate not more than twenty (20) percent of the contract value according to the conditions of the contract.


Article 17

 The bid documents regarding the offer's conditions and the category lists shall be prepared before the advertisement and submitted to the person requesting them immediately after he pays the required feeprescribed by the Committee.


Article 18

1.       Offers shall be submitted to the Committee within the prescribed time period, signed by the bidder  s and sealed by the requesting authority. The associated schedules shall be placed in sealed envelopes indicating the name and number of the bid, the date of opening of the envelopes, and the address of the Committee.
  1. The envelopes shall be placed in the tender box prepared for this purpose by the bidder   or his representative after each envelope has been signed by the concerned employee and the date of receiving the envelopes registered. Where offers are submitted from outside Qatar, they may be sentby registered mail to the Committee before the prescribed time for closing the tender box.


Article 19

1.       Two boxes shall be allocated at the Committee's premises, one for bids of public contracting works,one for bids of supply. Each box shall have two keys, one kept by the Committee chairperson or his representative,the other by the Committee's secretary.
  1. Each box shall be large enough to contain all envelopes and shall have anaperture to facilitate the deposit of envelopes therein. Where envelopes cannot be placed in the boxes, they shall be placed in a cabinet at the Committee's premises. This cabinet shallhave two keys, one kept by the Committee chairperson or his representative, the other by the Committee's secretary. These envelopes shall be signed by the Committee chairperson or his representative in addition to the concerned employee.


Article 20

1.       Bidder  s shall comply with the conditions of the offer documents and shall write their offers on the prescribed form. Theyshall make no amendment to the bid documents.
  1. Where an offer violates the provisions of this law it shall be null and void unless it was accepted by all members of the Committee for the sake of the public interest.
  2. Where the bidder   desires to insert special conditions or amendments, they shall be inserted in a record which shall accompany the offer.


Article 21

1.       The cost proposalin all offers shall be in Qatari currency unless the offer documents stipulate another currency. The priced offers may be accepted in another currency where the Committee considers it necessary in the public interest. The total price shown in the biddocument shall be considered, while other figures or mistakes in calculating the total price shall not be considered.
  1. No amendments may be made to the price after submission of the offer. Where the mathematical mistake exceeds five (5) percent of the total price, the offer shall be rejected unless approved by the Committee in the public interest. Where the amount written in letters differs from the amount written in numbers, the loweramount shall be considered correct.


Article 22

 No offers shall be accepted where they include fixed total prices.


Article 23

 The bidder   shall not be a member of the Committee,nor an employee in the governmental body that requests the bid. Where the bidder   is prevented from being a member of the Committee, he shall withdraw or abstain from participating in reviewing the offers. The term “bidder  ” shall mean the partner, agent,employee, member of the board of the bidding corporation or company, or any other person interested in the bid.


Article 24

 Where the bid conditions stipulate presenting samples for the required items  , the offer shall not be accepted unless accompanied by the samples or a notice proving that the bidder   delivered the samples to the concerned authority.


Chapter 2

Temporary Insurance

Article 25

1.       Temporary insurance shall be deposited with each offer according to the bid conditions. This insurance shall be the total amountprescribed by the concerned governmental body. The Committee may exclude offers not accompanied by the temporary insurance.
  1. The insurance shall be guaranteed either by cheque or unrestricted bank guarantee. Such guarantee shall be enforceable and renewable at the request of the Committee without consideration ofany objection. The period of theguarantee's effectiveness shall not be less than 30 days after the offer's period.


Article 26

 The temporary insurances shall be repaid to the payee after the bidder who wins the bid has paid the final insurance.


Chapter 3

Opening the Envelopes and Technical Examination

Article 27

 The tender box shall be closed at the time defined in the bid documents and shall be sealed by sealing wax.Any offer that comes after this defined time shall not be considered.


Article 28

 The tender box shall be openedat the defined time at the Committee's premisesand with the attendance of the Committee's quorum. Minutes shall be prepared for proving the safety of the sealand ensuring that no offers are placed in the box. The Committee chairperson shall open the envelopes consecutively and shall writethe sequential numbers of the offers in a table prepared for this purpose.


Article 29

 The Committee shall invite the bidder  s or their representatives to attend the opening of the envelopes and to read the prices.Opening the envelopes shall be done at the prescribed time whether the bidder  s respond to the invitation or not. The Committee may constitute a committee from among its members for opening the envelopes, such committee to comprisethree members including the chairperson or his deputy.


Article 30 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       The accepted offers shall be referred to the concerned governmental body to be examined by technicians who shall submit their recommendations to the Committee in the prescribed time. The concerned governmental body shall have the right to provide the necessary data required for completing the technical study of the bid without violating the bid conditions, specifications or prices.
  1. The Committee may submit its recommendations immediately in cases where no technical study is required.


Article 31 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The Committee may form a special technical committee for studying the accepted offers either alone or in collaboration with the concerned governmental body.It may also, after obtaining the approval of the Minister of Finance, request the help of experts, technicians or consultants from inside or outside the country.


Article 32

 The Committee shall complete its work regarding the opening of the envelopes in one session.


Article 33 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The Committee shall not be obliged to accept the recommendations of the authorities stipulated in Articles 30 and 31 of this law. The Committee's decision which is contrary to these recommendations shall be issued by majority vote. Where no majority is reached or the Committee fails to issue its decision within one month ofreceiving the recommendations of the said authorities, the matter shall be referred to the Minister of Finance whose decision shall be final under Article 41 of this law


Chapter 4

Procedures for Settling the Bid and Signing the Contract

Article 34

 The Committee shall hold a meeting before the end of the periodof the offer's effectiveness for the purpose of expressing its recommendations.


Article 35 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

  1. The Committee shall recommend awarding the bid to the bidder who submits the lowest total cost proposal and whose offer meets all stipulated conditions. The Committee shall, during its deliberations, prefer a local contractor to a foreign contractor according to the rules issued by an Emiri Resolution based on the proposal of the Minister of Finance. However, the Committee may recommend awarding the bid to a contractor who submits a higher cost proposal where the other proposals were suspiciously very low.
  2. Before expressing its recommendation on awarding the bid, the Committee shall ensure the existence of sufficient financial funds to cover the winning price. Where the prices of two or more offers are the same in the bid items  , the required quantities may be divided without prejudicing the defined dates and specifications. In all cases, the bid items   may be divided and awarded to more than one bidder based on the lowest prices without prejudicing the specifications and the bid items.


Article 36 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 Where the Committee is of the view that there is a reason for preferring a bidder with a higher price, the matter shall be referred to the Minister of Finance and Petroleum to issue his decision under Article 41 of this law.


Article 37

 Without violating the provisions of Article 21 of this law, where it becomes clear, after examining the offer, that there is a difference between the individual prices and the total price, the total price shall be considered correct unless the error exceeds the sum of the individual prices and its items.


Article 38

1.       The Committee may not negotiate with the bidder  s regarding amending their offers after opening the envelopes. However, the Committee may negotiate with them in the following cases:
  1. Whereoffers are accompanied by reservations that are contrary to the bid conditions.
  2. Where the period of the bid's effectiveness was terminated for exceptional circumstances.
  3. Where the prices of all offers are higher than the market prices or the estimated value.
  4. Any other cases where the Committee deemsit necessary to contact the bidder  s after opening the envelopes.
  1. In all cases, the negotiation shall be bya majority of the Committee's members.


Article 39

 The Committee shall be guided by the last internal or external prices or the market prices. Where it recommends canceling the bid because of a price increase, it shallrecord in the minutes the details of the procedures it took to establish and review the market prices.


Article 40 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The Minister of Finance may issue a decision, based on the proposal of the Committee, to cancel the bid after advertising it and before issuing the Committee's recommendation and advertising the bid again. The Committee may recommend cancelling the recommendation and advertising it again in one of the following cases:
  1. Where there is only one offer for all items   of work.The offer shall be considered as the only offer where the other offers fail to meet the stipulated conditions. Where the circumstances don't allow advertising the bid again, the Committee may issue its recommendation to accept this offer through a detailed memorandum.
  2. Where the value of the best offer was substantially higher than the market value.
  3. Where all or the majority of offers have reservations.


Article 41 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.      Subject to the period of the offer's effectiveness, the Committee's recommendations shall be approved by the Minister of Finance or his representative. Where the Minister does not approve or object to the recommendations after at most, one month, the Committee's recommendations shall be deemed a decision for settling the bid. Where the bid's value is more than fifty million (50,000,000) riyal, it shall be approved by the Emir based on the proposal of the Minister of Finance.
  1. In all cases, the bidder who won the bid shall be notified by registered letter or by any other means of notification within one week from the date of approval of the bid and he shall be requested to pay the final insurance.


Article 42

 Where the bidder whose offer was accepted fails to pay the final insurance within the period stipulated by the bid conditions, the Committee may recommend canceling the offer,confiscating the temporary insurance,andimposing the sanctions providedin Article 44 of this law.


Article 43 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       The governmental body and the owner of the project shall,by registered letter or any other means of notification, request the bidder who won the bid to pay the final insurance and to sign the contract within the time specified by the Committee. Where he fails to comply, he shall beconsidered as having withdrawn his offer.
  1. The bidder shall be considered a contracting party from the date of signing the contract.Signature shall be permitted after the approval of the Minister of Finance.


Article 44 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

  1. Where the bidder does not sign the contract within the specified time or withdraws therefrom for any reason without an excuse acceptable to the Committee, he shall be punished by one of the following sanctions:
  1. Warning.
  2. Demoting.
  3. Deleting his name from the record temporarily or permanently.
  4. Confiscating the final insurance.
  1. Such sanctions shall not cancel the other rights of the concerned governmental body according to the contract conditions.
  2. The application of these sanctions shall be issued by a decision of the Minister of Finance based on the proposal of the Committee.


Article 45 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       The bidder shall appear before the Committee to present his casebefore it issuesits sanction decision. He may attend by himself or with his representative but his absence shall not stopthe Committee from issuing its decision.
  1. The bidder may submit a complaint against the sanction to the Minister of Finance within seven days ofthe Committee's decision and the Minister's decision thereon shall be final.


Article 46

 Where the winning bidder withdraws, the Committee, based on the request of the concerned governmental body, shall review its recommendation to cancel the bid or it may award the bid to the bidder who submitted the second best price according to the provisions of this law.


Part 3

Procedures of Local Bids, Tender Practicing, Purchasing and Direct Order

Chapter One

Local Bids

Article 47 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       A committee called "the committee of the local contracting works" shall be formed at the Minister of Public Works and shall be constituted as follows:
  1. Six members, including the chairperson and his deputy,appointed by the Minister of Public Works.
  2. A member from the Ministry or the governmental body that advertises the bid, appointed by the Minister or the chairperson.
  3. A member from the Committee appointed by its chairperson.
  4. An observer member from the accounting department who shall attend the committee's meetings according to the provisions of the accounting department's laws. Such member shall have no right to vote.
  1. The committee shall be concerned with opening the envelopes and settling the offers relating to the contracting works whose estimated value doesnot exceed one million (1,000,000) riyal. The recommendations of this committee shall be submitted to the Minister of Public Works for approval and a copy thereof shall be sent to the Minister of Finance.


Article 48 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

A sub-committee called "the committee of the local bids" shall be established by decree of the chairperson of the Committee and be concerned with opening the envelopes and settling the bids of supplying the items   whose value doesnot exceed one million (1,000,000) riyal, and shall be constituted as follow:
  1. The deputy of the Committee's chairperson.
  2. Three members appointed by the chairperson of the Committee.
  3. A representative for the concerned governmental body.
The meetings of this committee shall be attended by an observer member from the accounting department according to the provisions of the accounting department law. This committee shall issue its decisions by majority vote. Where there is a deadlock, the chairperson shall have a casting vote. The committee shall present its recommendations to the Minister of Finance for approval.


Article 49

 The two committees mentioned in the previous two articles shall follow the following procedures in executing their tasks:
  1. Invitingbidders to the bid by registered letter or by any other means of notification in which they explain the bid conditions, date, specifications, the last date for submittingoffers, and other necessary data.
  2. Receiving offers and tenders according to the provisions of this law.
  3. Opening the envelopes and writing the offers in lists after entering their numbers in the form of a numerator (the offer's number) and a denominator (the total number of offers).
  4. Requesting the bidder  s to submit samples during meetings and keep these samples for reviewing the items   before returning themto their owners after completing the importing procedures. The two committee chairpersons shall sign these samples.
  5. Expressing recommendations regarding bidson the day and hour specified by the two committee chairmen.
  6. Where it becomes clear after opening the envelopes that the prices are higher than one million (1,000,000) riyal, referring the matterfor recommendation to the Committee with the envelopes signed by the two committee chairmen.
  7. Writing their recommendations on the file without the need to make independent minutes of the two committee's discussions and recommendations.


Chapter Two

Tender Practices and Direct Purchase

Article 50

 The tender practicing is the total procedures undertaken by a number of suppliers as registered in the commercial registry according to the provisions of this law. The number of such suppliers shall not be less than 3 members who have the required items locally or who can perform the required works.
The direct purchase order, on the other hand, is the set of procedures under which direct contracting is concluded regarding required works or certain items.


Article 51 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

The concerned governmental body may, after the approval of the Committee, conclude a contract by tender practice or direct order on contracting works and supply of items whose value don't  exceed one hundred thousand (100,000) riyal in the following cases:
  1. Works required to be performed and items required to be purchased for the purpose of testing and experimentation.
  2. Animals, birds and plants of different types required for purposes other than food.
  3. Items that need to be tested or purchased from their production sites due to their distinctive nature and which has no substitute.
  4. Contracts for which no bids were submitted, or the bid prices were unacceptable, and the need for which does not allow its offer for another tender.
  5. Tender restricted to unique professionals or specialists in the works required to be performed according to general rules defined by the concerned body.
  6. Contracts with a very low value that does not justify the tender costs.
  7. Urgent cases.
In all cases no single transaction may be divided into several transactions so that the value of each transaction is equal to the amount stipulated in the first paragraph of this article.
  1. Where the financial limits of the cases stipulated in the previous paragraph of this article are exceeded, and the governmental body considers that the public interest requires the application of the procedures of buying by practicing or direct charging, it shall consult the Committee to agree on the special procedures that must be taken.
  2. The Committee, in cooperation with the concerned ministries, shall prepare unified forms and procedures for buying by practicing and direct order. Such forms shall include the contracting conditions and the sanctions of violating them. The Minister of Finance shall issue a decision for approving these forms and this decision shall not take effect before the cabinet's approval.


Article 52

1.      The concerned governmental body may make a direct contract with one or more local contractorsbased on their acceptance ofsimilar bids for contracting works after being won by another bidder with the same specifications, prices and other conditions of contracting with the bidder.
  1. The Committee shall define the procedures that must be followed for the body that desires to seize the importing of the items   or performing the works through public bids.


Part 4


Article 53 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 New items from stores may not be sold to individuals or non-governmental bodies without the approval of the Minister of Finance.


Article 54

 With the approval of the Minister of Finance, the following items   may be sold:
  1. Unusable items.
  2. Damaged items.
  3. Items not currently used.
  4. Surplus items.


Article 55

 Notwithstanding the provisionsof the two previous articles, the items whose value is three hundred thousand (300,000) riyal or greater shall be sold by the Committee. The items with a lesser value shall be sold by the committee of local bids according to the provisions of this law.


Article 56

 In all cases,selling shall be conducted by public auction or sealed envelopes.


Article 57 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

1.       A committee shall be formed by a decision of the Minister of Finance for examining the items that will be sold and evaluating them prior to sale.
  1. Estimating the prices shall be guided by the market price and the previous price of selling.This estimation shall be considered as a basic price for selling and shall be kept secret.


Article 58

 Advertising the sale of the items   shall be made by the same means as for public bids. The advertisement shall indicate the items   to be sold, the date and place specified for fulfilling the auction, and the method of delivery.


Article 59

 Each bidder shall pay a basic insurance by cheque or cash. This insurance shall be defined by the concerned governmental body.


Article 60

 The person who won the auction shall pay the full price of the items   within 7 days of winning the auction. Where he delayspayment without an acceptable excuse, the insurance shall be confiscated and the Committee may award the auction atthe second-best price or it may advertisethe auction again.


Article 61

 The person who wins the auction shall receive the sold items   within 15 days ofwinning the auction. Where he delaystaking delivery without an acceptable excuse, he shall pay ground feesof one (1) percentof the value of the non-received items   for each day of delay up to a maximum of 15 days, after which these items   shall be sold in another auction at his expense, and the insurance he paid shall be confiscated.


Article 62

 Where the auction fails to reach the minimum limit defined by the examination and estimating committee and the items offered for selling are not damaged by time, the sale shall be postponed to a later session. The temporary insurance shall be directly repaid to its payee after winning the auction. In the next session, the bid committee shall take whatever it deems necessary .


Part 5

Final Provisions

Article 63 (Amended By Law 12/2002)

 The Minister of Finance shall issue the decrees and regulations necessary for executing this law.


Article 64

 This law shall abrogate Decree-LawNo.21of 1966 and also any provision contrary to the provisions of this law.


Article 65

 All concerned bodies, each within its jurisdiction, shall enforce this law 30 days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.


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