May 23, 2021

ICV Audit

ICV Audit | ICV Auditors in UAE

ICV Audit Services in UAE

SAB is ICV audit providers in UAE offering best ICV audit services in UAE. All ADNOC suppliers are required to get their ICV audit. ADNOC has initiated an In country Value program (ICV) with the objective of Localization and to create more employment and job opportunities for Emiratis and to boost UAE’s economy  and the localization of important functionalities in the field of oil and gas.

As per ADNOC’s ICV program, all ADNOC suppliers are mandatory to pronounce their ICV achievement (ICV Certificate). ADNOC needs an annual third-party confirmation of the numbers of the ICV Certificate to be accompanied.

  • Increasing Randomization and increasing the services of national workforce.
  • Increasing in-country expend on local goods and services.
  • Evaluates Risks and Protects Assets

The ICV assessment now forms an integral part of ADNOC’s tender evaluation and award process. ADNOC requires a third-party verification of the numbers in the ICV Certificate to be conducted by one of its Certifying Bodies on an annual basis.

The primary objectives of ICV  are:

  • Emiratization: Generating more employment opportunities for Emiratis in the private sector
  • GDP Diversification: More goods and services are sourced within the country, in a move to support diversification
  • Strategic considerations: Critical parts of the value chain are localized for certain categories of businesses

ICV Certification

  • ICV score is an integral part of bid evaluation of the participating entities and it will give added weightage for the suppliers and vendors in the award process.
  • Entities who are indirectly connected with the tenders also benefit from the ICV certification program; as ICV certified supplier “spend” that remains within the UAE or contributes to the UAE economy, is considered for ICV calculation purpose.

Key considerations in ICV Certification

  • ICV certification is based on the last audited IFRS financial statements of the entities and shall not be older than 2 years from the certification year.
  • For newly established companies (less than 10 months old), who do not have audited financial statements, the management accounts for a period of up to 10 months can be considered for ICV calculations.
  • The ICV certificate shall be valid for a period of 14 months from the date of issuance of audited financial statements.
  • ICV Scores are calculated using pre-defined methodology by assessing the economic value added within the country for the goods or services provided by the entity. 
ICV Auditors in UAE

In the UAE, the ICV certificate can only be obtained from an ICV approved auditor/ audit firm. The ICV auditor/ audit firm will only issue the ICV certificate on the basis of the audit report of an entity issued by an approved external auditor or audit firm from the government of UAE. SAB will take care of the ICV audit services and take the load off of you. 

SAB audit services include internal auditexternal auditcompany liquidation auditrisk management auditfraud audit, and tax audit