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WORKSHOP AGENDA 

  10 October 2011
 
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
 
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome address 
Martin Ehrenberg, Senior Advisor, EBRD
  
10:05 – 10:10  Welcome address 
Caroline Nicholas, Senior Lawyer, UNCITRAL, United Nations
  
10:10 – 10:20 Welcome address
Makar Ghambaryan, Director, Public Procurement Department, Ministry of Finance, Armenia
  
Session 1  
Public Procurement Legal and Institutional Framework in Armenia

  
  Moderator: Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
   
10:20 – 10:35 Public Procurement Regulatory Framework in Armenia 
Vahe Mahtesyan, Deputy Director, Public Procurement Department, Ministry of Finance, Armenia
 
10:35 – 10:50 Public Procurement Institutional Framework in Armenia – allocation of roles between regulatory authority, monitoring facility and the remedies function 
Vahe Mahtesyan, Deputy Director, Public Procurement Department, Ministry of Finance, Armenia
Makar Ghambaryan, Director, Public Procurement Department, Ministry of Finance, Armenia
 
10:50 – 11:10 Questions & Answers
 
11.10 – 11.25 Coffee break
 
Session 2  
Diagnostic of Public Procurement Law and Practice in Armenia
 
   
11:25 – 11:35 General Overview: Public procurement law and practice in Armenia, as identified in the EBRD 2010 Public Procurement Assessment
Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
 
11:35 – 12:00 Legal Diagnostic: Armenian public procurement laws as compared to the UNCITRAL standard
Steen Bruun – Nielsen, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
12:00 – 12.30 Working in procurement in Armenia – an external investor experience
Nourilya Moldakhmatova, Procurement Specialist, Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure, EBRD
Alexander Astvatsatryan, Procurement Officer, World Bank Armenia Country Office
 
12.30 – 12.45 Questions & Answers
 
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break
 
Session 3  
What can be achieved by further reform of public procurement framework in Armenia?

 
  Moderator: Larissa Kokareva, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
   
13:45 – 14:15 The UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement
Caroline Nicholas, Senior Lawyer, UNCITRAL, United Nations
 
14:15 – 14:45 Transparency instruments in the revised UNCITRAL Model Law
Professor Christopher Yukins, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
 
15.00 – 15.20 Recommendations from the legal diagnostic
Karen Brutyan, Local Adviser, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
15.20 – 17.30 Discussion on the reform agenda – all contributions welcome
 
17:30  
Conclusions
- Caroline Nicholas, Senior Lawyer, UNCITRAL, United Nations
 

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

11 October 2011

09:00 – 09:15

Registration  
 
09:15 – 09:45 Summary from previous session 
Steen Bruun - Nielsen, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
Larisa Kokareva, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
   
09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break  
 

Session 1
Held at the Golden Tulip Yerevan Hotel
 

What can be achieved by further reform of public procurement framework in Armenia?
- session continued from the previous day
 
  
Moderator: Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
 
10:00 – 10:35 The 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement - specific recommendations
Caroline Nicholas, Senior Lawyer, UNCITRAL, United Nations
Professor Christopher Yukins, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative 
  
10:35 – 10:50 Selection of procurement methods for public contracts – specific recommendation on aligning the procurement with the contract type
Martin Ehrenberg, Senior Advisor, Consultancy Services, EBRD
   
10:50 – 11:10 Questions & Answers  
 
11.10 – 11.25 Coffee break  
 
11:25 - 13:00  Discussion about the EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative technical cooperation work plan for Armenia – open to all participants
 
 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
 

Session 2
Held at the Ministry
of Finance
 
The EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative technical cooperation work plan for Armenia   
   
17:30 Discussion about the EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative technical cooperation work plan for Armenia – by invitation of the Ministry of Finance

Caroline Nicholas
Eliza Niewiadomska
Professor Christopher Yukins
Steen Bruun – Nielsen
Larisa Kokareva

 



 
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