Moldova: CLDP to Host First Regular Conference on Best Practices in Government Procurement

February 9, 2021 - February 11, 2021

On February 9-11, CLDP hosted a conference bringing together more than 100 Moldovan procurement officials from the national, regional, and local level to discuss best practices in government procurement and to find common solutions for common issues faced by contracting authorities throughout the country. The webinar consisted of presentations from U.S. experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and from the State of New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs as well as from Moldova’s Public Procurement Agency (PPA). In addition to substantive training on introductory international best practices in procurement, the conference provided an opportunity for the PPA and Moldova’s Ministry of Finance to provide important updates to a large audience of procurement officials from throughout the country and created a forum for procurement officials to discuss mutual challenges faced in the procurement space and offer solutions that can be implemented uniformly. This program was the first of several regularly-held conferences aimed at more uniformly implementing best practices amongst Moldova’s public procurement officials, which will create more predictability for the private and public sector alike when issuing or pursuing government contracts in Moldova.

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