This Authority was established on 1st July 2019, by Royal Decree 2019/54 It absorbed the assets, allocations and employees of the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) and the Privatisation Department at the Directorate General of Investments, Ministry of Finance. The PAPP’s domain encompasses Partnership projects, Privatisation and Tawazun projects. The Authority also endeavors in the development of a strategic framework followed by preparation of plans and procedures necessary to select and implement projects commensurate with the strategic goals of the national economy.
The Public Authority for Privatisation and Partnership was established on 1st July2019 by Royal Decree 54/2019. The Authority is fully aligned with the vision of the Sultanate to bring-in accelerated development and robust sustenance through a stable and efficient economic development process. PAPP will nurture and support an environment conducive for attracting investments through Public Private Partnership, Privatisation of Government services and the Offset program. “The Partnership for Development Programme, which was implemented by the Omani Authority for Development Partnership (now absorbed into PAPP), has delivered more than 15 projects supporting different sectors in the Sultanate. This has been achieved in collaboration with leading international companies. These projects will continue through the Public Authority for Privatisation and Partnership with more strength and support
The Authority is responsible for the implementation of the Privatisation Law 2019/51 aimed at implementing government policies related to expanding the role of the private sector in the ownership and management of various economic projects. The Authority will also look into:
Offset in its various formats (countertrade, industrial participation, industrial cooperation etc.) has been around since the 1930s with the first formal programme launched in 1933. Today over 80 countries apply offset to their government procurements.In Oman offset is known as Tawazun Oman.In Oman the Tawazun Programme was first introduced in the late 1990s by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and was applicable only to defence procurements. The first Tawazun Oman Guidelines were issued by the MOD in 2000 with a second edition in 2011.In November 2008 under Royal Orders the administration of the Programme was moved to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. In 2010 a review of the Tawazun Oman Programme, its structure and Guidelines began culminating on the 3rd February 2014 with the promulgation of Royal Decree 9/2014, which made Tawazun Oman mandatory, and which created an independent Authority (the PAPP) to administer the Tawazun Programme.It also extended the scope of the Tawazun Programme from purely defence and security to also include civil infrastructure procurements.In June 2015 the revised Regulations were approved in accordance with the Royal Decree.
In Oman, Offsets are referred to as Tawazun Oman and are divided into Direct Tawazun Programme and Indirect Tawazun Programme.
Direct Tawazun Programme: The scope of the Tawazun Project is directly related to the original contract awarded. For example, a contractor awarded Oil Rigs contract carries out a project to manufacture some components of the purchased equipment e.g. setting up a rig tools manufacturing in Oman.
Indirect Tawazun Programme:The scope of the Tawazun Project is not directly related to the original contract awarded. For example, a contractor awarded Well Services contract carries out a project for setting up a medical instruments factory in Oman.
|Direct Tawazun Programme||Indirect Tawazun Programme|
|Research and Development or Innovation||Support and Grows SMEs|
|Technology Transfer||Technology Transfer|
|Training, Transfer of Skills||Training, Transfer of Skills|
|Licensed Production||Licensed Production|
|Foreign Direct Investment||Foreign Direct Investment|
|International Best Practice||International Best Practice|
|Manufacturing Facility||Manufacturing Facility|
This standard form document outlines the terms and conditions. Obligor companies must enter into the standard Tawazun Oman Agreement. Obligors own agreements are not acceptable.
This standard form document details the contract(s) that have been signed. Click here to download
This document contains specific details of any relevant Agreement, the related Obligation and any special terms agreed, and should be completed and executed for each separate Agreement. Click here to download
All Project Concept Papers should be submitted using the approved template to ensure all necessary information is provided. Approved Concept Papers will be not attached to the Tawazun Oman Agreement. Click here to download
A standard form of Guarantee will be used by all Obligors as per the Tawazun Oman Agreement. Click here to download
The Authority is responsible for implementing PPP projects that intended to carry out works or provide public services of economic or social importance in line with the Sultanates strategy and development plan or to improve or develop an existing public service or upgrade its efficiency. The project is offered in accordance with the provisions of the Law
CDPL aims to development and enhance the date palm sector in terms of quality and production, through research, scientific studies, application of modern techniques, control of palm pests, periodic evaluation of date palm, soil and water irrigation analysis. The University of Arizona, through a number of specialized researchers will oversee the selection of equipment, the selection of the Omani staff then train them to operate the lab. The central lab will consist of three labs in the first phase, which are horticulture lab, the plant diseases laboratory and the biochemistry lab, which are expected to reach seven laboratories in the future.
The project consists of two centers by providing equipment and tools required to conduct advanced maintenance to Steyr weapons. Personnel will be trained to operate the facility, to conduct the required service and maintenance using the latest technology and best practices to ensure best performance and long life of the weapons.
In agreement with Oman Technology Fund, the Authority raised the capital of the Fund and direct it to invest in certain proposed areas. Shares of the total capital of the Fund is directed to finance emerging companies in the field of Biotechnology and Food Security
The project consists of transferring the technology of 6 ammunition production lines to the factory of Oman Munition Production Company which will provide 35 job opportunities and train 4 Omani engineers in Korea and train the technicians on the production lines locally.
The first research and development organization within the field of marine biotechnology. The Centre aims to develop ideas from research into sustainable and fruitful business opportunities with the ultimate outcome of with job creation, diversification from oil and prosperity and growth for Oman society.
Oman Aviation Academy (OAA) is the first aviation-training academy in Oman aiming to provide a high standard of civil and military aviation training in the Middle East and Africa region.
STEM Oman aim to complement the current school curriculum, the curriculum includes a number of 15 different lesson, these lessons is presented in an interesting and meaningful manner that connects the school curriculum with the student practical life. STEM Oman aims to stimulate curiosity, inspiration and innovation among students Contributes to the creation of a generation capable of actively participating in sustainable community development and qualified to enter the knowledge-based economy. The STEM OMAN program is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, represented by the Department of Innovation and the Scientific Olympiad through Rolls-Royce company (UK), as part of its commitment to Tawazun Oman program.
This Center aims to establish world class prototyping center, which will enable the Centers visitors (such as small and medium enterprises, industrial companies, students, entrepreneurs and others) to transform their ideas and innovations into live models, as well as study the economic feasibility of manufacturing tier models. This project will contribute to the transfer of the best international expertise and practices in the operation and management of such centers in the Sultanate, also contribute to the diversification of sources of income, support the registration of more Omani intellectual property, and establishment of SMEs which will increase the creation and registration of new Omani products.
The first National Technical Training Academy that is specialized in providing hands-on training in Cybersecurity.
CDPL aims to development and enhance the date palm sector in terms of quality and production, as well as development of date palm production, through research, scientific studies, application of modern techniques, control of palm pests, periodic evaluation of date palm, soil and water irrigation analysis.
The University of Arizona, through a number of specialized researchers will oversee the selection of equipment and the selection of the Omani staff and train them to operate the lab. The central laboratory will consist of three laboratories in the first phase, which are horticulture lab, the plant diseases laboratory and the biochemistry lab, which are expected to reach seven laboratories in the future.
In the year 2014, the Public Authority for Privatisation and Partnership provided a financial grant to the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (INMA), which was dedicated to supporting the benefits of SME loans, spreading the culture of entrepreneurship and establishing specialized training programs in entrepreneurship. Business and care programs such as accounting support and low-cost software.
The aim of this project, which is being developed in conjunction with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), is to establish the premier commercially operated Marine Biotechnology R&D facility in the region. The Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology (OCMB) is a J.V. between SQU and PAPP as a registered LLC company in which SQU will hold 90% of the shares and PAPP 10%. OCMB will be based in a purpose-built building constructed by SQU on the Universitys land in Al Hail and leased to the Centre. The Centre will comprise state of the art facilities with funding provided by Airbus Helicopters in part discharge of their PFD obligation.
The Youth Skills Development Program, is a combination of a number of valued projects and initiatives that aim to strengthening and qualifying national youth capabilities through the transfer of best practices, training, qualification for leadership and ethics skills. These projects and initiatives are continuously developed in cooperation with several governmental entities, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and a number of colleges and universities. The program is currently comprised of several projects, such the Summer English School Project, the Global Training Program, the National Project for university Students, and the National Project for School Students.
Taziz Project is the umbrella that includes under it, a series of projects within the transfer of knowledge and technology domain aims to strengthen various levels of economic sectors in the Sultanate.
Taziz 1 aims to provide the latest technologies, equipment and knowledge to the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard.
In the year 2014, the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development provided a financial grant to the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (INMA), which was dedicated to supporting the benefits of SME loans, spreading the culture of entrepreneurship and establishing specialized training programs in entrepreneurship. Business and care programs such as accounting support and low-cost software.
NRP is one of Tawazun Projects which is overseen by the Authority. The program aims to enhance the capability of national human resources through knowledge transfer, capacity building & train the trainer development.
The Small Arms Training Center is the first closed live ammunition and simulation center open to the public in the Sultanate specialized in shooting by using small arms. The center aims to provide educational and training services in safe environment and using sophisticated real- and laser weapons. The center will use the latest technical equipment, international shooting tools and simulation complex scenarios on computer.The Center will be established at the beginning of 2017 on the land of the Oman Automobile Association.
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