Peru: CLDP Conducts Workshop on Contract Administration and Emergency Contracting

June 24, 2020 - June 26, 2020

On June 24 and 26, CLDP, in cooperation with USAID/Peru, the Peruvian General Directorate for Supply, Peru Compras, and the Supervisory Entity for Public Contracting, held two virtual workshops, conducted entirely in Spanish, on best practices in contract administration and in procurement for natural disasters. Peru is currently drafting a new procurement law, which will regulate all phases of public procurement. The sessions included an overview of international models, with a focus on the OECD’s Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems, UNCITRAL’s 2011 Modern Procurement Law, and the U.S. Federal Procurement System. Peru’s current framework for contract administration is characterized by poor communication and performance, frequent disputes, and delayed payments, which create obstacles for U.S. and foreign companies seeking to earn Peru’s public tenders, particularly for infrastructure projects. A framework for contract administration that improves communication between the government and vendors, incentivizes good performance, minimizes disputes, and streamlines the payment process will attract local and foreign businesses to Peru’s procurement tenders, building trust in the entire procurement system. These sessions were organized at the request of USAID/Peru, which is currently working to put in place a multi-year interagency agreement to fund CLDP public procurement programming in Peru. 

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

CLDP in Action

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020
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From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). 

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