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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May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

On May 2-4, 2018, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement in Chisinau, Moldova.  CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau. The program was attended by 65 public procurement officials from Moldovan government agencies and contracting authorities as well as a delegation of officials from Ukraine. 




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