Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi has announced that the Abu Dhabi In-Country Value Program came into effect in all government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

The ICV (In-Country Value) the objectives of creating additional employment opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector, supporting UAE GDP diversification through sourcing more goods and services within the UAE and strategically localizing critical parts of the value chain for selected categories. 


The ICV assessment now forms an integral part of ZAPIA's tender evaluation and award process. Suppliers who do not possess the ICV Certificate shall be allowed to participate in ZAPIA tenders; however, their ICV Score will be considered as “Zero(0)" in the bid evaluation. An ICV certificate needs to be obtained for each legal entity, which intends to participate in tender with ZAPIA. 

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For any other queries kindly contact Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi on Email: