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All engineering consultancies and contracting companies in Abu Dhabi, as the race is on to meet classification requirements during the course of this calendar year. Companies should be qualified and skilled to meet the standards in the category for which they want to be classified.

Companies licensed to conduct engineering or contracting activities in Abu Dhabi must be classified by the Contractors and Consultants Classification and Engineers Registration Office at the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs. This Office will conduct a detailed review of, among other things, the company’s project experience, technical qualifications, assets, and capital value, accounting team and quality, health, and safety team as part of the application process. For many companies, particularly companies bidding for high-value contracts, the requirements may be quite onerous. There are two different classifications – one exclusively for contractors and the other for Engineering companies. Though the classifying is in terms of similar factors, which include:

  • Experience Conditions (executed projects during the previous six years)
  • Technical Conditions (number of specified staff (engineers & financial) with a pre-determined number of years experience
  • Other Conditions (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001)
  • Assets and Capital Value

​​​​​​What is Classification​​​​​​

Classification Audit Service in Abu Dhabi

How Does it Work?

  • The classification requirement will be imposed on existing engineering companies the next time the company’s Abu Dhabi professional license comes up for renewal.
  • Companies established in the future will have one year from the date of initial licensing to meet the classification requirement.
  • Contractors are classified into categories of Special, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth.
  • Each category requires that a level of threshold criteria are met, specification the number of Engineers that must be employed directly on that Company, the number of years experience that these Engineers have, together with ISO accreditation and suitable support staff (in some cases).

Swift Accounts & Audit offers expert services to complete your needs in contractor classification and helping you to build your financial profile will fulfill financial requirements for the classification process.