Saudi Arabia to roll out contractor classification system in August 2019

Updated classification system to cover contracting activities, including construction and maintenance, across five levels

Digitisation is a priority in Saudi Arabia.
Digitisation is a priority in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (Momra) will roll out a five-level contractor classification system in August 2019, which will see companies divided between Level 1 – reserved for megaprojects – to Level 5 – comprising smaller projects, Hotelier Middle East's sister title Construction Week reported.

Saudi Arabia's state-held news agency, SPA, cited Momra official, Saudi Al-Thikri, saying that the system will cover services related to construction and maintenance.

Al-Thikri said the updated system would allow companies to e-link their records with relevant authorities and exchange information, allowing for the integration of contractor data in Saudi Arabia.

According to Al-Thirki, the updated classification system is consistent with Saudi Arabia's National Classification for the Economic Activities (ISIC4), and will raise construction standards in the kingdom.

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