The Ivorian Ministry of trade, crafts and SMEs has developed a draft Charter of subcontracting and trimmings to ensure to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs over access to public procurement, including in public procurement).
In a circular N ° 112/12-14 of the Ministry sent to the General Confederation of businesses of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), this Charter applies to bidders for public contracts in Côte d’Ivoire to SMEs within the meaning of the law N ° 24th March 2014 2014-140 on the promotion of SMEs.
According to article 3 of the Charter, it helps to organize relations between local SMEs and large companies national and international procurement contractors.
Also, it gives in respect of access to markets through subcontracting, guiding principles during the pre-contractual phase and the execution of the subcontract. The obligations of the parties (principal to the subcontractor) are also part of these recommendations. In respect of access to markets by the trimmings, two articles recommends, inter alia, in article 25, the parties undertake to promote the solidarity grouping, and failing that, grouping joint.Article 26 Meanwhile, recommends that contracting SMEs, members of the group establish separate quotes and shall sign an agreement of trimmings that determines precisely the operating rules of the group.
As a follow-up to the partnerships, it is performed by the Observatory of SMEs, which in conjunction with the public procurement Directorate (DMP) and the award of subcontracting and partnerships (SPX). This Charter aims to apply during work carried out by one or more undertakings, say contractors, under cover and the responsibility of another company called sell-to customer, during maintenance or new work operations. The usage recommendations concern companies say buyers, major companies, contractors and working conditions, means.
The draft Charter of subcontracting SMEs is part of improving SMEs access to markets.