CLDP Facilitates Regional Procurement Workshop on Centralized Purchasing

December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Group photo with Moldovan and Ukrainian workshop participants, advisors, and CLDP

On December 5-7, CLDP facilitated a workshop on procurement in Chisinau, Moldova. CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA), the Ministry of Finance of Moldova, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT), and the U.S. Embassy in Moldova. Fifty-two procurement officials from the PPA and contracting authorities at the national and regional levels of Moldova attended the workshop along with a delegation of 10 procurement officials from Ukraine.

The workshop focused on centralized purchasing and the processes used by central purchasing bodies to obtain the best prices and products for their clients. Centralization of purchasing is integral to procurement reform in Moldova and is part of Moldova’s Public Procurement Strategy for 2017-2020.


Moldova’s procurement system is currently decentralized with more than 4,000 local contracting authorities involved in procurement. These contracting authorities currently lack professionalization, resources and leverage to create competition among suppliers, and due to their sheer numbers are difficult to oversee. Through this workshop, CLDP contributed to increasing the capacity of procurement systems in Moldova and Ukraine in terms of transparency, efficiency, accountability, and openness to competition. Additionally, the workshop supported regional integration by providing a platform for participants to share information with their counterparts in both formal and informal settings.

Left to right: Adam Jonczyk (EBRD);Yevgeni Silverstov (Ukraine CPB);Gustavo Leitão (EBRD);Skip Mark (CLDP);Hernani Duarte (EBRD)
Gustavo Leitão leads a group exercise on contract management

Upcoming Programs

December 16, 2019 - December 17, 2019

On December 16-17, CLDP will held a two-day workshop on power project procurement. The workshop sought to improve the planning of bids from prep to closing through a discussion on international best practice relating to the request for proposals (RfPs), standardization of documents, designing a competitive bid round, evaluations and identifying gaps in the current legal framework. 

December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019

On December 19-20, CLDP, in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Directorate, will hold a two-day workshop on PPP fundamentals. The workshop will highlight PPP process, structure economics, project financing, and revenue flow.

CLDP in Action

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

On October 23-24 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP held a workshop to identify potential changes to Tunisian law that would encourage increased cross-border eCommerce transactions for both exports and imports. Over 40 representatives from several government ministries, the private sector, and the NGO community discussed potential amendments to Tunisia’s eCommerce law, customs procedures, central bank currency and payment rules, and other matters.  The participants offered sets of informal recommendations for further action.

ECommerce in Tunisia has not reached its full potential, although there are black market eCommerce websites. Legal changes could help Tunisian SMEs and individuals reach new markets, while also providing opportunities for US sellers.

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