Jordan commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders
Themes: Public procurement
Last updated: April 2020
Concrete: Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious
Jordan has ratified many agreements that enable activating the exchange of information about corrupt companies and individuals involved in international procurement operations and making information related to them such as judicial convictions available and exchanging them with counterparts. The number of Memoranda of understanding concluded by the Kingdom with other countries is increasing significantly, and the reason is: the mechanisms to activate this commitment at the international level must pass through a cooperation and exchange of information agreement as a major way in this area. The Anti-Money Laundering Unit has concluded more than (20) Memoranda of Understanding with international counterparts in this field. The Jordanian legal framework and institutional architecture can be developed and utilised in order to build a national reference that effectively contributes to black lists of companies and persons suspected of being involved in corruption, for example, the following references: 1. Article 19 of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing law. 2. The set of regulations and instructions issued under the Anti-Money Laundering Law that address measures in areas that are directly related to information about companies and individuals involved in corruption in public procurement. 3. The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Law No. (13) of 2013, specifically Article (8 / A / 4), which states the following: “Cooperation and coordination with local, regional and international bodies similar to the work of the commission.” 4. Governmental Procurement Regulation No. (28) for the year 2019 which replaced the Supplies Law No. (32) For the year 1993. 5. Databases of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Unit. 6. Coordination mechanisms between the supervisory authorities in accordance with the legislation in force (each according to its competence), as well as memoranda of understanding between them, allowing an opportunity to exchange information about suspicions of corruption. 7. Jordan became a member in the Egmont Group in 2012 through the anti money laundering unit.
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Updated: April 30, 2020
There is no unified procurement system for the Jordanian government institutions, where the public procurement systems and methods are developed according to the financial and administrative nature of each institution. However, a central tender committee and the government tenders department were established with the aim of managing the tendering and awarding of public works and services tenders efficiently and following up the classification of contractors according to the government works system of 1986 and its amendments. No mention is made of managing a national registry of companies and individuals involved in corruption cases, who were found guilty by court orders, whereby such registry could be referred to at the national, regional and international levels. Furthermore, no data is available on the possibility of sharing such information regionally and internationally to guarantee that those companies do not engage in future tenders and procurements
Updated: October 30, 2019
Rasheed Jordan have been undertaking a Key Performance Indicator report and will be published within the month. It will review the progress made on Jordan's anti-corruption commitments and is seen as a starting point of progress for the government.
Updated: May 30, 2019