CLDP Hosts Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement for Moldovan and Ukrainian Officials

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Government Officials from Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, CLDP staff, and expert advisors

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. 

 

Over the course of the three-day workshop, experts from the U.S. and U.K. addressed a number of issues identified as priorities by the PPA, including risk management, framework agreements, certification systems, and research and market consultation.  Through this workshop, CLDP supported the efforts of the PPA and MEDT to align their procurement systems with the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and EU directives by training procurement officials from both countries on international best practices.  These efforts can lead topublic procurement systems guided by the principles of transparency, open competition, efficiency and fairness, which can lead to increased opportunities for American business in both countries.

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October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
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CLDP in Action

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.

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