Legal Updates for May 2018

The New Public Procurement Rules: More Details Still to Come

On 22 March 2018, the Indonesian Government issued the new public procurement rules, i.e., Presidential Regulation No. 16 of 2018 on the Public Procurement of Goods and Services ("Regulation 16/2018"). Regulation 16/2018 will replace the rules under Presidential Regulation No. 54 of 2010 on the Government Procurement of Goods and Services, which were amended several times, the most recent of which was through Presidential Regulation No. 4 of 2015 ("Regulation 54/2010"). Regulation 16/2018 regulates the procurement of goods / services by government agencies (i.e. Ministries/Institutions/Regional Government Agencies) that are wholly or partially financed through the state / regional budget. It comes into effect on 1 July 2018.