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WORKSHOP AGENDA

Thursday, 31 May 2012, Onyx Meeting Room, Hilton Baku
 
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
 
09:30 – 09:45  Welcome address 
Mr Neil McKain, Head of Resident Office, EBRD
Ambassador Roland Kobia, EU Delegation to Azerbaijan
Mr Alekper Guliyev, Head of Staff, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
  
Session 1  
National Public Procurement Legal and Institutional Framework
Moderator: Ms Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
  
09:45 – 10:30 Public Procurement Regulatory and Institutional Framework and Government Reform Agenda
Mr Elshad Samedzade, Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Control, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
 
10:30 – 11:10 Working in Procurement in the Country – an external investor experience
Mr Deepal Fernando, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank
Mr Olly Norojono, Resident Representative, Azerbaijan Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
   
11:10 – 11:25 Questions & Answers
 
11:25 – 11:40 Coffee break (Onyx Hall Foyer)
 
Session 2  
2011 UNCITRAL Model Law - Standards for Modern Public Procurement Legislation
Moderator: Mr Steen Bruun Nielsen, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
11:40 – 12:35 New Standards Proposed by the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement
Mrs Samira Musayeva, the UNCITRAL secretariat, United Nations
 
12:35 – 13:05 Benefits of Competition and Transparency Recommended by 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law
Professor Christopher Yukins, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
13:05 – 13:35 Questions & Answers
 
13:35  14:35 Lunch break (Restaurant Cilantro)
 
Session 3  
Public Procurement Sector Legal Diagnostic
Moderator: Mrs Larissa Kokareva, International Expert, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
Mr Evgeny Smirnov, Senior Procurement Specialist, EBRD

 
14:35 – 14:55 How EBRD 2010 Public Procurement Assessment inspired EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
Ms Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
 
 14:55 – 15:15  Azerbaijan National Laws as compared to the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law
Mrs Elena Shadrina, Diagnostic Expert, Higher School of Economics
 
15:15 – 15:35 Reform Recommendations: How Updating Laws as Proposed by the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law will Benefit Public Procurement Sector in the Country
Mr Akif Azimov, Local Adviser, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
   
15:35 – 15:50 Coffee break (Onyx Hall Foyer)
 
Session 4  
General discussion on the proposed reform recommendations
Moderator: Mr Elshad Samedzadeh, Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Control, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
 
15:50  17:00 What can be achieved by updating public procurement laws in Azerbaijan?
Speakers list:

Mrs Edelmira Campos Nunez, Economic and Environmental Affairs Adviser, OSCE/OCEEA
Mr Daniel Ivarsson, OECD/SIGMAMr Subkhan Ahmadov, Operations Manager, United Nations Development Programme
Mr Deepal Fernando, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank
Mr Elshad Samedzade, Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Control, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
Other interventions welcome
  

17:00

Conclusions
Mrs Samira Musayeva, the UNCITRAL secretariat, United Nations

18:00 - 20:00

City walk
 

20:00
Dinner (Buta Art Club)
All workshop participants are invited
 
 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Friday, 1 June 2012, Onyx Meeting Room, Hilton Baku

09:45 – 10:00

Registration
 
10:00 – 10:15 Opening remarks
Mr Michel Nussbaumer, EBRD, Head of Legal Transition Team
Mr Sahil Babayev, Director of the International Department, Ministry of Economic Development  
Mr Kaliq Rahmanov, Head of Legal Department, Ministry of Finance 
    
 
Session 1
 

Developing Reform Agenda for Public Procurement Sector in Azerbaijan
Moderator: Mr Evgeny Smirnov, Senior Procurement Specialist, EBRD
  
10:15 – 10:35 Summary of the workshop discussions from the previous day
Ms Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
Mr Akif Azimov, Local Adviser, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative

  
10:35 – 10:55 eProcurement Agenda in Azerbaijan
Mr Sahib Mustafayev, Sector of Electronic Database Formation, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
  
   
10:55 – 11:15 2011 UNCITRAL ML recommendations on the eProcurement instruments
Mrs Samira Musayeva, the UNCITRAL secretariat, United Nations
 
  11:15 – 11:30  Coffee break (Onyx Hall Foyer)
   
11:30 – 12:15 Adopting 2011 UNICTRAL standards and the goals of international trade negotiations (WTO, GPA, FTAs)
Mrs Anna Mueller, GPA Secretariat, WTO
Professor Christopher Yukins, EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative
 
 12:15 – 12:45 Questions & Answers
 
 12:45 – 13:45 What should be included in the government's reform agenda for public procurement sector in Azerbaijan?
Moderator: Mr Elshad Samedzadeh, Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Control, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan

All interventions are welcome
 



13:45
 

Conclusions of the workshop
Mrs Samira Musayeva, the UNCITRAL secretariat, United Nations
Mr Neil McKain, Country Director, EBRD
Mr Elshad Samedzade, Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Control, State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan
 
13:45 – 14:45  Lunch and Networking (Restaurant Cilantro)
 
 

 
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