public works

Work-life balance part of tender assessment in MLIT controlled WTO procurement: A new NTB?

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) has announced that it will include bidders’ efforts to employ women and offering of a good work-life balance as one of the items when assessing construction tenders conducted under WTO regulations, reports the Daily Engineering & Construction News (DECN).  The initiative will be experimentally introduced in large public works tenders and is likely to be expanded to all tenders in 2018.

MLIT Failed Public Works Tenders Continue to Drop

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) published new statistics on the public works contracts the Ministry concluded in 2015.  Each year, MLIT compiles data regarding tenders for construction of public works and construction related consulting and design work conducted by organizations it directly supervises.

MLIT draws up new application guidelines for tendering and contracting of public works

The Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has drawn up application guidelines systematically outlining multiple tendering and contracting methods and concrete examples of these procedures in May 2015.  In the guidelines, the characteristics and merits/demerits for each of the procedures are explained. They are meant to assist government organizations, including local governments, to select procedures fitting to the character of the project and the local circumstances.



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