On 21-22 February, a training on ‘Practical guide for procurements and grants for external actions of European Union PRAG. Basic regulation on public procurements‘ took place in Chisinau. The workshop was organised under the ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the republic of Moldova’ (MLPS), implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ.

The event was attended by representatives of Ministry of Regional Development and Construction (MRDC), Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and MLPS/GIZ advisors.

The goal of the training was to facilitate understanding of correct application of the provisions of Manual on public procurement procedures, financial management and contracts, transfer of ownership under the projects with GIZ Moldova funding.

Valentina Radoi, international expert in public procurements: ‘The course aimed at helping participants get acquainted with the procedures of the Practical Guide for Procurements and Grants for External Actions of European Union PRAG. Also, topics related to the regulation, mechanisms and procedures mentioned in it were covered, so the participants could further plan, launch and evaluate a public procurement tender in conformity with European provisions. Our intention was to help participants understand the provisions of the Procurement Manual, which gives details on who, when and how should operate at a certain stage in the public procurement process’.

During two days of training, participants found out more information regarding public procurement process, evaluation of bids, correct preparation of tender documents and contract, content of tender books for public procurements and how technical and financial evaluation of bids is carried out.

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