The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will conduct the second phase of the Procurement Assistance Program for Vietnam by hosting senior Vietnamese government officials to the United States for an orientation visit on value-based procurement. The visit will allow delegates to examine case studies of value and quality-based procurement at the U.S. federal, state, and local levels. The training and site visits will provide delegates the opportunity to learn about the use of value-based procurement criteria and weigh alternative factors, such as long-term value, evolving technologies, customer service, and design aesthetics. This activity will build on the first phase of Vietnam’s Procurement Assistance Program under the GPI, which took place in August 2014, during which national and provincial procurement officials received in-country training in value-based procurement, led by USTDA's GPI partner, the George Washington University Law School's Government Procurement Law Program, alongside technical specialists in life-cycle cost analysis.
For more information, please contact Lauren Ziegler, Manager for Global Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703-875-4357.