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

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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