Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova in collaboration with the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction and with support of ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ project implemented by German Development Cooperation through GIZ organised today in Chisinau an information session on the tender rules for procurements from European funds for companies specialised in designing water supply and sanitation, and energy efficiency systems.
‘A proper public procurement system working in line with EU standards is important for the Republic of Moldova and would help to avoid corruption and increase the investments’ flow’, said Sergiu Harea, president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic Moldova, attending the information session ‘Procurement procedures and regulatory aspects in the field of design services’. He, aslo, added: ‘CCI, as the main partner of this project will identify potential partners (private international companies, in the field of water supply and sanitation and energy efficiency design), will facilitate the consultancy services for SMEs, business events’ organization (B2B within the study visit abroad), consultancy services and access to information for private sector, etc.’.
In this context, Anatol Usatii, Vice Minister of Regional Development and Construction mentioned: ‘The main objective of this information session is to increase the number of participants in the procurement process and ensure the quality of submitted bids. Within the ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) project, in the period 2016-2020, projects in water and sanitation and energy efficiency in public buildings will be implemented. The procurements, will be, in this way, carried out according to the legislation of the Republic of Moldova and tender rules for procurements from EU funds. In this respect, the aim of this event is to inform all entrepreneurs, potential participants in the procurement process regarding these rules and procedures’.
Also, in this context, Dietrich Hahn, MLPS international senior advisor specified the following: Between 2010 and 2020, around EUR 70 million will be invested in these projects, out of which almost EUR 55 million will be investments. This fact urges us to be responsible and implement all activities in due time’. Mr. Hahn, also pointed out that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the first partners of the project which makes the link with the private sector’.
During the workshop, a brief presentation of MLPS project was done and the participants got acquainted with the public procurement peculiarities applied for design services.
The event was attended by GIZ experts, representatives of local public authorities and business community, who appreciated the carrying out of this information session for the projects to be implemented. Veaceslav Vladicescu, director of ‘EcoExpert’ company, noted that this event has a positive impact on the business community, as it is interested in taking part in the respective tenders and apply for these projects. Valeriu Catrinescu , ‘Acva Proiect’ representative, said that this session helps them a lot to participate in the tender, as the Republic of Moldova is in need of modernization of local public services related projects.
It is to be mentioned, that the information session was organised within the ‘Moldova Business week 2016’ event.
Note: The project ‘Modernization of local public services in the Republic of Moldova’ 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). The first phase of the project was carried out in 2010 – 2015; the second phase began in March 2016.
MLPS objective: Improve the framework conditions for a citizen-oriented implementation of regional development policy in priority sectors of local public service provision such as: water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, regional and local roads, energy efficiency in public buildings.