On 6 – 8 September 2017, the staff of Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE) and Regional Development Agencies (RDA) are taking part in the training course on public procurement in order to get acquainted with GIZ Moldova Regulation in the field of Public Procurement and the Manual of Procedures for Public Procurement within the ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) Project.

The event was opened by the new manager of MLPS project, Christina Otto: ‘Drafting of these procurement rules based on EU PraG regulations is a step ahead in bringing public procurement regulations of the Republic of Moldova closer to EU standards, increasing transparency of the process and ensuring fair competition. The successful implementation of these rules can and we hope, will lead to dissemination and application at all levels of local administration’.

Dietrich Hahn, GIZ/MLPS International Senior Advisor: ‘Development of the manual took more than one year and you, as partners, were involved in this. Also, international and national experts with a vast experience in EU public procurement field took part in the process. As, we all know, in the past we had different situations encountering difficulties in the public procurement process. This is why we learned from this experience and the Implementation Manual have integrated the lessons learned’.

The training course is moderated by two international consultants in public procurement field from Romania, Sebastian Costea and Ciprian Ciucu and will entail information and study cases concerning general framework and basic aspects of public procurement procedures, selection and awarding criteria, as well as contractual aspects.

The project ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) is implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and is financially supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union, the Romanian Government, the Swedish Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).