The Localization Guide for Operation and Maintenance Contracts stipulated that public authorities transfer all Saudi employees in the existing contract to the new contract, after the approval of the employees and the old contractor.
The Guide stressed registering employees’ jobs and salaries in the new contract so that the wages and benefits are not less than what they receive in the previous decade.
It also shared with the new contractor the knowledge of these details and considering them when submitting his bid for the project, to achieve job security and stability and provide a clear career path for Saudis working in the operation and maintenance sector.
The Saudization Guide stressed that public authorities should set requirements for training and development plans for Saudi employees by including them as requirements in the competition brochure and obliging contractors to do so.
It was also keen on following up on the performance of employees by following up on periodic performance reports and supervising periodic follow-up and evaluation while identifying the areas of development required for each employee and the factors contributing to enhancing them to help employees develop their career path.
The guide confirmed the inclusion of training and development plans in the competition brochure after employment, using several methods, including on-the-job training, training from the work environment, and specialized vocational training.
It’s worth noting that the Minister of Human Resources issued an Emiratisation guide for operation and maintenance contracts in government agencies, which aims to clarify and standardize the processes for applying Emiratisation standards and their efficiency in all contracts.
It also aims to raise Emiratisation rates, set the minimum salary, follow up the performance and career development of sector employees, transfer knowledge to them, and achieve job sustainability.
Operation and maintenance facilities, to view the Emiratisation guide, can visit the following link: https://hrsd.gov.sa/sites/default/files/83956_0.pdf. They can also announce sector jobs through the National Labor Portal (Taqat), through Link: www.taqat.sa.
Six government agencies participate in the localization of the operation and maintenance sector, which are the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Spending Efficiency and Governmental Projects Authority, the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, and the Local Content and Government Procurement Authority.