DECREE No. 2016/0848/PM of 20 April 2016.
THE PRIME MINISTER, HEAD OF GOVERNMENT,
HEREBY DECREES AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1. This decree shall lay
down the conditions for use of innovative products in the construction,
rehabilitation and maintenance of roads.
Article 2. For the purposes of this decree, the following
definitions shall apply:
innovative products: soil stabilization
products or cold pavement coating, approved by the Ministry in charge of roads,
used in the construction, rehabilitation or maintenance of roads, in addition
to or in substitution of conventional materials due to their economic viability
or their physical-mechanical performance;
stabilization product: binders which, added to the soil, substantially improve
its physical-mechanical characteristics;
coating materials: products used for cold pavement tarring;
certification of a product: procedure to certify and issue a written assurance
that the product meets the requirements and specifications prescribed by the
of a product: administrative decision which authorizes the use of a product, on
the basis of a compliance certificate, within the context of a specific
Article 3. The following
shall be concerned with this decree: all innovative products whose quality and
compliance have been certified by the National Agency for Standards and Quality
and approved by the Ministry in charge of roads, according to the conditions
laid down article 5 below.
APPROVAL AND REMEDIES
TO THE USE OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Article 4. (1) Only innovative
products that have been approved by the Minister in charge of roads, according
to the regulations in force shall be authorized.
(2) The issuance of the approval shall be subject to the satisfactory
conclusion of a certification of compliance of the product and trials performed
by the National Civil Engineering Laboratory
(3) The approval procedures shall be defined by order of
the Minister in charge of roads.
Article 5. The product compliance certification period cannot
exceed two (2) months from the date of receipt of the complete technical file.
Article 6. (1) The response to a request for approval must be
made within a maximum deadline of four (4) months, including those required for
the notification of the technical opinion of the National Civil Engineering
(2) In case of non-compliance with the deadlines indicated
above, an appeal may be addressed by the promoter of the product concerned to
the Prime Minister, Head of Government.
Article 7. (1) The use of innovative products is a technological
alternative to be considered when technically feasible, economically profitable
and compliant with environmental standards, particularly in executing the
and rehabilitation of roads;
of roads or new works.
(2) The use or non-use of licensed innovative products
or at a category thereof shall be determined by the results of the study prior
to the completion of the projects concerned, carried out or commissioned by the
In any event, the innovative product(s) to be retained by the project owner
shall be those resulting from such studies.
USE OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Article 8. The Minister in charge of roads shall draw up the
list of approved innovative products including the names of their promoters and
develop guidelines on the technical specifications and implementation processes
of each product to be included in tender documents and signed contracts.
Article 9. A promoter of
innovative products shall ensure the continuous supply of the local market of
their product and their availability on the national territory under the
conditions laid down jointly by the Ministers in charge of trade and roads respectively.
Article 10. In collaboration with the relevant administrations,
the Public Contracts Regulatory Agency shall develop special model tender files
for use of the products in roadworks.
Article 11. The Minister in charge of trade, in collaboration
with the Minister in charge of roads, shall approve prices for innovative
products to be inserted in the market price list.
Article 12. The Minister in charge of planning shall, in
collaboration with other relevant public administrations, ensure the
integration of innovative products into the national development strategy and
TRAINING OF ACTORS ON THE USE OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS
Article 13. (1) The minister in
charge of roads shall ensure the training of contractors, engineering firms and
sector administrations in the use of these materials. As such, it shall develop
a plan for training and upgrading of all stakeholders in the road sector.
(2) The promoters of innovative products shall ensure the
transfer of technology to actors in the road sector.
Article14. The Minister in charge of roads shall approve for
each product, a practical guide to implementation proposed by its promoter, after
the technical opinion of the National Civil Engineering Laboratory.
SUNDRY AND FINAL
Article 15. The minister in charge of roads shall forward to the
Prime Minister, Head of Government, an annual report on the general situation
of innovative products.
Article 16. A monitoring and evaluation committee of the use of
innovative products shall be created by decision of the Minister in charge of
Article 17. This decree shall be registered, published according
to the procedure of urgency and inserted in the Official Gazette in English and
Yaounde, 19 April 2016
signed: Philemon YANG
Minister, Head of Government