US Consultations for Armenian Government Officials on Monitoring Contract Performance

June 23, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Armenian delegation at the Defence Acquisition University

CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Armenia (MoF), held four days of U.S. Consultations on Monitoring Contract Performance in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The goal of the consultations was to provide the five-person MoF delegation with an exchange of best practices and training on how US agencies ensure transparent, effective, and efficient contract performance.

Taking into account specific questions and topics of interest to the Armenian delegation, the consultations included meetings with the Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology; General Services Administration; U.S. Digital Services; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Defense; Government Accountability Office; Executive Office of The President; and the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)/Defense Acquisition University (DAU), among others.

The consultations included meetings, comprehensive discussions, and site visits with the Office of Federal Public Policy, Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and a number of federal agency representatives on public procurement processes. Through these consultations, the Armenian delegation had an opportunity to discuss the mission, structure, and services provided by these agencies and learn about best practices to strengthen Armenia’s public procurement system.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop