Public Procurement Conference to Review Reform Progress and Challenges

On 2 December 2016 an International Public Procurement Conference “Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine –recent developments, new obstacles and challenges” will beheld in Kyiv. It is organised by the EU-funded Project together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

The Conference will be devoted to reviewing progress and issues concerning Ukraine’s public procurement system reform – and especially those related aligning the system in Ukraine with EU standards. More specifically, it will bring together international specialists and Ukrainian stakeholders The Conference will be of crucial interest for public procurement practitioners, representatives of sector regulators, economic operators, civil society activists and mass media and will provide a forum for updated knowledge and debate on key issues. to discuss the latest developments, identified complications and further steps in the implementation of the Public Procurement Reform Strategy/ Roadmap approved by the Government in February 2016. Topics for discussion will include the regulation of procurement in the defence sector; the first operational results of Ukraine’s unique e-procurement system; pilot activities on the centralisation of public procurement; challenges in regard to below-threshold procurement and the issues of training and professionalisation in the system.

The Conference will be opened by Mr Stepan Kubiv, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and H.E. Hughes Mingarelli, the EU Ambassador to Ukraine. Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear presentations by representatives of the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Defence, State Enterprise “Prozorro”, Transparency International Ukraine and Project Experts about manyaspects of the strategic directions of Ukraine’s public procurement reform.

Conference Programme is available here.

Journalists are invited to attend:     

What?                  Opening of the Third International Public Procurement Conference

When?      2 December 2016, 9:00 – 11:40

Where?     InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv (2A, Velyka ZhytomyrskaStreet)

For media requests and accreditation, please contact:

Oksana Sapiga, Communications Expert, Сrown Agents Ltd.

+38 067 464 2889, oksana.sapiga@ua.crownagents.com. Deadline for media accreditation is 1 December, 16:30.

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