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  • Promoting Best-Value Practices in Ethiopia

    Under the GPI, USTDA works with the Ethiopian government, including Ethiopian Electric Power, to encourage best-value procurement practices.

    Promoting Best-Value Practices in Ethiopia
  • Strengthening a Partnership

    USTDA welcomed a high-level delegation of Philippine government officials, who received advanced training in life-cycle cost analysis, best value determinations and risk management from experts in the field.

    Strengthening our Partnership with the Philippines
  • Training Procurement Officials in Vietnam

    Through its GPI partnership with Vietnam, USTDA has trained over 170 public procurement officials in value-based procurement.

    Training Procurement Officials in Vietnam
  • Facilitating Better Development Outcomes in Botswana

    As GPI’s first partner country, Botswana has been a model success story for the Initiative. Government entities in Botswana are now integrating best value and life-cycle cost analysis into their procurements, and significant progress has been made in internal procurement regulations, legislation, and evaluation criteria.

    Facilitating Better Development Outcomes in Botswana
  • Building Capacity in Romania

    USTDA’s GPI collaboration with Romania aims to foster transparent, value-based procurement mechanisms and demonstrates that GPI best practices are applicable across procurement systems, including in the EU.

    Building Capacity in Romania
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The Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI) is dedicated to assisting public officials in emerging economies to better understand the total cost of ownership of goods and services for infrastructure projects.

The GPI helps public procurement officials establish practices and policies that integrate life-cycle cost analysis and best-value determination in a fair, transparent manner. Adopting these standards improve governments' capacity to make better-informed decisions that take into account all relevant costs of goods and services over their entire life cycle. This does not only lead to smarter, longer-term investments with overall savings to the government, but also levels the playing field for U.S. firms in international tenders.