The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (“Ministry”) published the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Industrial Cooperation Program (“Regulation”), which entered into force on February 17, 2018.
What Does the Regulation Say?
The Regulation establishes the procedures and principles for the procurement of goods, services and construction works comprising the industrial cooperation practices of innovation, localization and technology transfer in accordance with Article 3(1)(u) of the Law No. 4734 on Public Procurement.
The Regulation introduces the following rules:
The relevant tenders announced before the Regulation’s entry into force will be subject to the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles on Industrial Cooperation Project of Procurement of Goods and Services under Article 3(u) of the Law No. 4734 on Public Procurement.
Companies should take into account the rules on the tender process and the obligations of bidders and contractors under the Regulation prior to bidding in relevant tenders announced after the Regulation’s entry into force.