IT Policies , Standards and Guidelines

This page includes the latest versions of IT-related policies, standards and guidelines published by Information and eGovernment Authority.


This policy sets out general guiding principles for a “cloud first” approach for government entities to consider in adopting cloud computing solutions as a primary part of their IT planning and procurement.
Published Date: 24/04/2017
The Backup Policy is set to ensure that backup copies of critical business data are taken regularly in a secure and reliable manner such that it is available for restoration of business operations when needed in the event of data loss, disasters, or system failures
Published Date: 06/04/2023
This policy highlights the commitment of Government of Bahrain to focus on digital government, digital economy, digital channels & behaviors.
Published Date: 05/07/2021
This policy highlights the commitment of the Government of Bahrain to focus not only on the e-enablement of traditional participation methods and strengthening social media channels, but also leapfrogging towards new electronic methods of engagement.
Published Date: 06/07/2021
This policy highlights the commitment of Government of Bahrain towards the publication and usage of Government data to increase the accessibility and easier sharing of non-sensitive data for commercial as well as societal transformation.
Published Date: 10/01/2023
This policy focuses on establishing good practices related to the usage and procurement of printing solutions within Bahrain’s government entities and employees.
Last Update : 29/03/2023


This document standardizes the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) tags across government entities to facilitate systematic tracking, monitoring, and reporting.
Published Date: 23/08/2021
These standards intend to help to drive a structured approach to consistently develop high-quality mobile apps to ensure that an optimal, consistent user-experience is delivered across the Kingdom’s government mobile apps.
Published Date: 02/07/2017
The Website design Standards is designed to strengthen the security, usability, accessibility, and quality of Bahrain Government websites through standardization and adoption of internationally recognize best practices.
Last Update : 24/01/2021
A checklist of mandatory guidelines outlined in this document. Entities may use this checklist to validate their websites against these guidelines and make necessary modification to ensure compliance.
Last Update : 15/11/2021
Website optimization guidelines is designed to systematically improve the performance of Government websites to meet the business objectives, improve user experience, repeated site visits and improve customer satisfaction.
Last Update : 01/01/2016
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the international standard for web accessibility. The objective is to guide government entities to have the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities.
Last Update : 01/01/2016
This document is intended to set standards and guidelines for Computer Desktops and Laptops purchases for government employees, with recommended specifications for different user categories.
Last Update : 05/06/2023
This document provides a set of guidelines and best practices for government entities to facilitate successful management and implementation of System and Application Development Projects.
Published Date: 11/07/2021

Procurement Guidelines & Templates

This document provides a checklist of all the Pre-requisites needed prior to submitting IT purchases.
Last Update : 21/06/2023
This document provides all IT charge accounts to be used in the Central Financial System (CFS), along with explanations and examples for each account.
Last Update : 09/11/2023
This form is a mandatory for all IT procurements to confirm that the information and documents submitted along with the purchase request have been reviewed by the entity’s IT Section / Directorate.
Last Update : 11/10/2023
This template helps government entities to summarize their telecommunication services, usage, and cost.
Last Update : 02/11/2023
This form should be used only by government entities outside the Central Financial System (CFS) to facilitate submitting their recurrent IT purchase requests.
Last Update : 11/10/2023
This template is required for all IT projects to help government entities to justify their IT projects or programs. It helps evaluating the benefit, cost, and risks, along with alternative options with rationale for the preferred solution.
Last Update : 11/10/2023
This template aims to help government cloud teams to define the right sizing of entities for cloud migration activities.
Published Date: 19/05/2022
This template is intended to organize the collection of data required for Hardware-related procurements.
Last Update : 12/10/2022
This template is intended to organize the collection of data required for Software-related procurements.
Last Update : 28/10/2021
These guidelines include important recommendations for government entities about common legal terms and conditions to be taken in consideration for documenting IT contracts.
Published Date: 11/07/2021
This template is intended to facilitate data collection for the Government Systems and Applications Portfolio. It also includes a set of guidelines and examples to help filling the forms.
Last Update : 30/01/2023