Dominican Republic: CLDP Organizes Government Procurement Study Tour in Washington, DC

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
CLDP and the delegation in the chambers of Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

From June 18-22, CLDP hosted a delegation of government procurement officials from the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC. The delegation visited various procurement-related entities in and around Washington including The George Washington University Law School, the Court of Federal Claims, the Small Business Administration, the Defense Acquisition Institute, and the Government Accountability Office, among others. The Dominican government hopes to create a certification program for government contracting officers, as currently there are no standardized certification or training requirements across Dominican government purchasing units. The study tour in Washington provided an overview of the U.S. government procurement system, with a specialized focus on training and certification programs for U.S. contracting personnel. Dominican delegates included representatives from the Dominican Republic’s central procurement agency, the Presidency, the Superior Administrative Tribunal, the Ministry of Finance, and the Association of University Deans. This program represented the culmination of CLDP’s initial two-year engagement with the Dominican Republic to assist the government in improving the efficiency and transparency of its procurement system. A training and certification program for government contracting officers, if successfully implemented, would institutionalize many of the best practices and suggested reforms introduced by CLDP during its workshops and trainings.

The delegation at the George Washington University Law School

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July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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