|EBRD and CNUDCI Initiative|
The EBRD and UNCITRAL Initiative on Enhancing Public Procurement Regulation in the CIS Countries and Mongolia (“the Programme”) was launched at a roundtable event on 19 May 2011 as part of the EBRD Annual Meeting in Astana. The launch of this Programme brings the effort of both institutions to a new level; working simultaneously with multiple governments across the region within a single comprehensive Programme framework.
The Programme is designed to promote the updated, revised 2011 - UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement (UNCITRAL PP Model Law) and encourage upgraded public procurement regulation in the CIS countries and Mongolia to the new standard. The Programme activities are led by a joint EBRD and UNCITRAL Task Force, financially supported by both organisations, and implemented over a period of 3 years. A number of partners have endorsed the Programme and will be providing support and expertise throughout its implementation.
It is intended that a series of public procurement reform initiatives in the CIS countries will be developed in the course of the Programme implementation, coordinated by the EBRD-UNCITRAL Task Force. This website provides information about continuous development of the Programme, its milestones and achievements.
The Initiative comprises:
1. A series of policy dialogue workshops in the region, one in each country participating in the Programme, addressed to local regulatory officials and other stakeholders and focusing on specific public procurement policy issues and their regulation proposed by UNCITRAL PP Model Law.
2. A refined diagnostic based on the EBRD 2010 Public Procurement Legal Frameworks Assessment – a comparative gap analysis providing general public procurement reform suggestions consistent with UNCITRAL PP Model Law.
3. Country-specific technical cooperation projects the aim of which is to advise the national regulatory authorities on various aspects and consequences of a PP reform in their country.