Dominican Republic: CLDP Leads Judicial Procurement Training

September 4, 2018

On September 4, in Santo Domingo, CLDP, in coordination with the Dominican General Directorate for Public Contracting and the National School of the Judiciary, led a workshop on contract administration and disputes arising from the implementation of government contracts for approximately 40 judges and support staff of the Superior Administrative Court and the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic. CLDP procurement experts from the Contract Law Division of the Department of Commerce and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs gave an overview of best practices in contract administration before moving into in-depth discussions of contract modifications, performance delays, and contract disputes. They concluded the workshop by engaging the participants in an interactive case study based on an actual example from the Dominican Republic. This workshop was part of CLDP’s ongoing engagement with the Dominican judiciary, following an initial workshop in May and the chief judge of the Superior Administrative Tribunal’s visit to Washington in June. This engagement contributes to CLDP’s goal of improving the fairness and efficiency of the government procurement system in the Dominican Republic and coincides with the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic’s increased emphasis on transparency initiatives.

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.

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