Department of Government Support | AD SME
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The Department of Government Support - Abu Dhabi (DGS) was established in accordance with the Emiri Decree issued by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in October 2019. The DGS is chaired by Ali Rashed Al Ketbi.

The Department of Government Support works closely with the government entities under its umbrella to implement initiatives and projects that fall within its main areas of competence, ensuring the fulfillment of its strategic objectives, priorities and core action plan, which can be summed up as follows:

  • Developing human capital through the development of an integrated, efficient, effective and competitively productive human resources system for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Providing government services and solutions through the introduction of a specialized, proactive, integrated and secure digital government system, by adopting innovation, developing partnerships, instigating strategies, policies and standards, and upgrading the digital infrastructure to enhance the effectiveness of government performance.
  • Providing world-class training and professional development to all Abu Dhabi Government employees, based on international best practices in line with the priorities and requirements of Abu Dhabi.
  • Providing procurement services and solutions through the introduction of a reliable procurement system, providing the best value for cost, introducing integrated digital purchasing processes and supporting partnership-based procurement systems.

In line with the directives of the leadership in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to stimulate economic growth and support MSMEs, a package of encouraging economic incentives in government procurement has been issued by the Department of Government Support as stipulated by Circular No. (6) for the year 2020 regarding economic incentives for MSMEs.


Bank Guarantee Exemption
Suspension of Bid Bonds
Procurement Allocation for mSMEs