Yemen’s 2007 Tender Law brought the potential for a significant increase in openness and
transparency across the public sector. However, the Government of Yemen does not publish an official
gazette or public procurement bulletins to provide information on advertisements and tender notices.
Interested contractors must obtain this information from local newspapers or through direct contacts
with the entities that published the tender (according to responses to the OECD questionnaire).
In other countries in the MENA region and beyond, the use of official gazettes to publish public
procurement notices is widespread. For example, procurement authorities in Egypt’s General Authority of
Government Services post regular editions of a Procurement Bulletin including advice and information for
private-sector suppliers and civil-society organisations.