|Country Project Report - Kyrgyz Republic|
The EBRD UNCITRAL Initiative country technical cooperation project in the Kyrgyz Republic focuses on supporting legislative reform and providing policy advice for implementation of the new public procurement policies in practice, via eProcurement project in particular.
The key project activities included:
In March 2013, a regulatory capacity building session for the officials from the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic and international consultants working on the draft primary law was organised. The session organised by the UNCITRAL Secretariat and held in Vienna, Austria focused on discussing specific standards of the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law and reviewing draft law on public procurement as prepared by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with international consultants hired under the World Bank and the OSCE funded projects. As a result of the session, the recommendations of EBRD and UNCITRAL experts how to further develop draft law was submitted to Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for consideration.
In July 2013, a second draft law review session with government officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office was organised by the EBRD in London, United Kingdom. The session also included a discussion of the new draft secondary legislation: draft decree on Procurement Department and Tender Commission of the Contracting Authority, draft decree on rules of electronic government procurement and electronic reverse auction, draft decree on the database of non-reliable suppliers, draft decree on public procurement review and remedies procedures. In addition, the session brought forward recommendation of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network monitoring process and the WTO GPA accession requirements which should be considered while developing new national public procurement legislation.