Corrupt Bidders

Jordan commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders.

Status: Ongoing

This commitment has no defined end date and there is evidence that activity has started.

The Concerned Authorities:

  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Unit.
  • Governmental Procurement Service.

Evidence

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The Current Situation

Jordan has ratified many agreements that enable activating the exchange of information about corrupt companies and individuals involved in international procurement operations and making information related to them such as judicial convictions available and exchanging them with counterparts.

The number of Memorandums of understanding concluded by the Kingdom with other countries is increasing significantly, and the reason is: The mechanisms to activate this commitment at the international level must pass through a cooperation and exchange of information agreement as a major way in this area. For example, the Anti-Money Laundering Unit has concluded more than (20) Memorandum of Understanding with international counterparts in this field.

The Jordanian legal framework and institutional architecture can be developed and utilized in order to build a national reference that effectively contributes to black lists of companies and persons suspected of being involved in corruption, for example, the following references”

             1-Article 19 of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing law.

             2-The set of regulations and instructions issued under the Anti-Money Laundering Law that address measures in areas that are directly related to information about companies and individuals involved in corruption in public procurement.

             3-The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Law No. (13) of 2013, specifically Article (8 / A / 4), which states the following: “Cooperation and coordination with local, regional and international bodies similar to the work of the commission.”

             4-Governmental Procurement Law No. (28) for the year 2019 which replaced the Supplies Law No. (32) For the year 1993.

             5-Databases of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Unit.

             6-Coordination mechanisms between the supervisory authorities in accordance with the legislation in force (each according to its competence), as well as memoranda of understanding between them, allowing an opportunity to exchange information about suspicions of corruption.

             7-Jordan became a member in the Egmont group in 2012 through the anti-money laundry unit.