Three-day session organised in cooperation with the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus
L to R: Manasbek Zhakshybaev, AsDB project “Implementing of e-procurement; Elmira Kerimalieva, Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic; Pilvi Takala, PTCServices at the Capacity Building Session in Limassol
High level officials from public procurement authorities of Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine gathered together with representatives of the EBRD, UNCITRAL and the Treasury of Cyprus to discuss a range of issues such as models of eProcurement systems, institutional framework for decentralised and centralised procurement, eProcurement tools for pre-tendering, tendering and post-tendering and public procurement review. The Capacity Building Session was held 22-24 July 2015 in Limassol, Republic of Cyprus.
The session was opened by Eliza Niewiadomska, Principal Counsel, EBRD Legal Transition Programme, Andreas Zachariades, Deputy Accountant General of the Republic of Cyprus and Libor Krkoska, EBRD Head of Office in Cyprus.
Philippos Katranis, Head of Public Procurement Directorate, Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus gave a presentation about Cyprus' experience of building modern procurement system in compliance with 2014 EU Directives on Public Procurement and institutional arrangements for decentralised and centralised procurement.
The session continued with presentation on current status of procurement reforms in Kyrgyz Republic delivered by Ulan Danikeev, Director of Procurement Methodology Department of the Ministry of Finance, Kyrgyz Republic as well as presentation by Yuri Bugai, Head of Sector on Automatisation of Business Processes, Department of Public Procurement, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Myroslav Opyr, CTO of Quinta Ltd, which is the main developer of central database and electronic reverse auctions modules of new Ukrainian pilot eProcurement system Prozorro.
Eliza Niewiadomska in her presentation has discussed the lessons learned on eProcurement implementation in Cyprus and pointed out in which extent the Cyprus experience is relevant for Ukraine and the Kyrgyz Republic reform projects. After number of questions to the speakers and long discussions, the parties came to the common conclusion that the Cyprus experience in public procurement reforms and building modern eProcurement system is very interesting and relevant for the two countries and needs to be carefully studied.
Samira Musayeva, UNCITRAL Secretariat, has presented the revised UNCITRAL Model Law and spoke about its approaches to the mandatory requirements for national review procedures and framework agreements.
EBRD eProcurement consultants, Tato Urjumelashvli and David Marghania spoke about the scope of eProcurement solutions and what works best in practice, based on their hands on experience of carrying eProcurement reforms in different countries, including Georgia and Ukraine.
The other presentation given by Eliza Niewiadomska, described the business model for open tender optimised for electronic procurement in compliance with the EU directives, was followed by presentations of the EBRD consultants, Adam Jonczyk and Henryk Tylkowski, who spoke on electronic auction models according to EU policies.
Next presentations were devoted to the use of electronic tools for tender preparation and analysis - Pilvi Takala, Finland, delivered presentation about electronic tools for planning and contract management. Tato Urjumelashvili spoke about the use of electronic tools for reporting and procurement monitoring.
The final part of the session was devoted to the best practices in setting up public procurement review mechanisms based on the successful example of Cyprus, presented by Sophocles P. Ioulianou, Tender Review Authority of Cyprus. Karen Brutyan, EBRD consultant presented the case of Armenian public procurement review system and why it does not work properly.
The session was closed with the general discussion on how public procurement review should work when electronic tools are employed.
Other presentations, given at the event, can be found here:
Christina Paradisioti - Cyprus strategy for compliance with 2014 EU Directives on Public Procurement
Philippos Katranis - PP in Cyprus: Institutional framework for Centralised and Decentralised procurement
Philippos Katranis - Scope of Cyprus Implementation of the eProcurement Solution
Samira Musayeva - Standards for public procurement review in the UNCITRAL ML (in Russian)
Samira Musayeva_Framework Agreements in UNCITRAL Law (in Russian)