Georgia – CLDP Holds Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement: Best Value for Money

February 12, 2020 - February 13, 2020

On February 12-13, 2020, CLDP, in coordination with the State Procurement Agency of Georgia, facilitated a two-day workshop on transparent and efficient procurement in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The workshop brought together approximately sixty participants from the State Procurement Agency and national and regional procurement offices to discuss international best practices with a focus on the “best value for money” approach to public procurement.  Topics of the workshop included life-cycle cost analysis, market research, evaluating price and non-price factors, competitive negotiation, and evaluating contractor performance. 

The workshop supported the efforts of the State Procurement Agency to promote international best practices in public procurement and to align the Georgian procurement system with EU directives.  A best value for money approach protects against the cheapest offer winning at the expense of quality, which is critical for procurement of non-standard products and complex infrastructure projects. 

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