The Government Logistics Department (GLD) is the central purchasing, storage and supply organization for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, serving over 80 government departments and certain non-government public bodies. The GLD normally purchases by open tender, with decisions based on compliance with tender specifications, price competitiveness, back-up service and delivery. The GLD does not give preference to any particular source of supply from any country or organization.
Hong Kong joined the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement in May 1997. Tenders are now covered by the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization (WTO GPA), and a Review Body on Bid Challenges has been set up by the government to handle challenges made against alleged breaches of the WTO GPA. Tender invitations are published in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette and in selected Hong Kong newspapers. Tender notices are also published on the Internet in the GLD’s Electronic Tendering System (ETS). Bidders usually have at least three weeks to prepare their offers. Contract awards with the names of successful bidders and contract sums are published monthly in the Government Gazette and on the Internet.
For information about a subscription to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette, contact:
Publications Sales Unit
Information Services Department
4th Floor, Murray Building
22 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2537-1910
Fax: (852) 2523-7195
The GLD maintains lists of registered suppliers for issuing tender invitations. Any company not currently registered with the GLD wishing to be considered for inclusion in these lists may apply in writing to the Director of Government Logistics or through the ETS . Companies are required to provide basic information about their organizations and the goods they offer, such as the business registration certificate, company profile, annual report and product catalogs. The GLD evaluates this information, and those companies that are found acceptable will be included on the lists. The ETS allows GLD-registered suppliers to download tender documents and to submit tender offers and related questions online. To access ETS, firms need to subscribe.
Companies seeking more information on the GLD are encouraged to contact:
The Director of Government Logistics
Government Logistics Department
10/F, North Point Government Offices
333 Java Road
North Point, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2231-5398
Fax: (852) 2887-6591