Legal Update – 23 February 2018

EWURA begins registration of Local Suppliers and Service Providers for 2018

  • Applications to be made online
  • Only Registered entities to be allowed to provide services and goods in the petroleum sector
  • Application deadline 28 February 2018

On 19 February 2018 the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) published an advert re-inviting applications from persons and entities for registration and qualification to the Local Suppliers and Service Providers (LSSP) Database for the year 2018. This new advert not only makes further clarification for an earlier advert published on 26 January 2018 but also provides information and instructions to applicants on how to complete the applications.

EWURA has mandate under Regulation 38 of the Petroleum (Local Content) Regulations, 2017 (GN No. 197 of 2017) to maintain a database containing details of local suppliers, service providers and other entities that meet the requirements of Common Qualification System (CQS) in the petroleum industry. In doing so, EWURA has created the LSSP database. All Contractors, suppliers and service providers qualified and registered by EWURA in the LSSP database shall be upgraded automatically into CQS.

Once created, the LSSP database will act as the sole medium for qualification to work or render goods and services in the oil and gas industry of Tanzania. Further to that, the law empowers EWURA to prohibit any entity from providing goods, works or services for the petroleum activities unless they are registered on the LSSP database.

The advert stipulates that all applications must be made online through the EWURA website. Apart from filling the application form, the applicants must attach scanned copies of the following documents:

  • a justification of legal status of the local supplier or service provider, including the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration in Tanzania;
  • Tax Clearance Certificate issued by Tanzania Revenue Authority or its equivalent if incorporated outside Tanzania;
  • Certificate of Professional Registration certified by the Engineers Registration Board, Contractors Registration Board, Tanganyika Law Society, Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority, Bank of Tanzania or other certifying bodies;
  • National Social Security Clearance Certificate for companies registered and incorporated in Tanzania issued by the National Social Security (NSSF) or any other social security fund or proof of compliance with NSSF requirements or similar arrangements for those incorporated outside Tanzania;
  • Banker’s Reference Letter;
  • a scope of expertise, services or specialization with regard to the Petroleum Sub-sector, including the technical capacity (personnel, machinery, and equipment) or other related infrastructures; and
  • a valid alien identification card or a Bio Page of a valid Passport for non-Tanzanians living in Tanzania applying as individual consultants.

The Application deadline is stated as 28 February 2018.

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