Dominican Republic: CLDP Conducts Government Procurement Assessment

February 6, 2017 - February 9, 2017
CLDP visiting the National 911 Emergency Response System in Santo Domingo

From February 6-8, 2017, CLDP conducted an assessment of the technical evaluation procedures, for government procurement, utilized by government institutions charged with citizen security and emergency response in the Dominican Republic. As part of the assessment, CLDP met with U.S. Embassy and Dominican government counterparts, including the National 911 Emergency Response System, the National Police, and the National Health Service, among others. These institutions have faced significant challenges with procuring high quality products and services that are critical to their missions. While a number of these products and services are offered by U.S. companies, the latter are not selected due to antiquated regulations or procurement practices. CLDP staff, along with expert advisor Omar Saeb of the General Services Administration, interviewed officials in order to identify the procurement challenges facing citizen security institutions, with a focus on complex and emergency procurements. CLDP carried out the assessment in Santo Domingo at the request of the Dominican Republic’s General Directorate for Government Procurement; the findings of this assessment will help develop a March 2017 workshop on best practices in government procurement for citizen security institutions. The upcoming event will be CLDP’s third workshop as part of its two-year technical assistance program to the Dominican Republic.

Taking a tour of the 911 facilties
CLDP meeting with Dominican public health officials

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