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The GPI actively seeks partnerships with countries interested in promoting procurement mechanisms that integrate best-value determinations, encourage open, fair and transparent international competition, and promote the long-term professionalization of their procurement workforce.

USTDA is committed to supporting value-based procurement systems in its partner countries. Since its inception, the GPI has partnered with the following countries to strengthen their use of value-based procurement practices.
 

Botswana

 

USTDA and GW provided three days of procurement training to approximately 40 officials from the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board and nine procuring entities.

More than a dozen Government of Botswana officials traveled Washington, DC and Austin, Texas for intensive follow-on training and site visits to observe examples of best-value procurement.

To help ensure GPI best practices are incorporated into future tenders, USTDA has provided two procurement advisors to support the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.

     

Ethiopia

 

USTDA provided three days of procurement training to approximately 50 Ethiopian officials who engage in public procurement. USTDA’s GPI partner, the George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Law Program (GW), instructed the training workshop.

USTDA held an intensive 11-day study tour in the United States for 14 Ethiopian government officials. The delegation received advanced training in procurement from experts at GW and specialists from Green Powered Technology. They also met with U.S. procurement officials at the federal, state, and local levels.

The Agency is providing a grant to Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia's national power company. The grant will fund a procurement advisor who will be based at EEP for a period of 18 months and will assist EEP structure its upcoming tenders to include value-based criteria, such as non-price factors and life-cycle cost analysis.

     

Vietnam

 

USTDA trained 170 procurement officials at three workshops throughout the country. The workshops were co-led by GW, external U.S. technical specialists, and Vietnam’s Public Procurement Agency.

USTDA hosted 14 senior Vietnamese government officials in Washington, D.C., New York and California to showcase federal, state, and local examples of value-based procurement.

     

Romania

 

USTDA and GW provided training to over 50 Romanian officials on incorporating life-cycle cost analysis and best value in public procurement. The workshop aided Romania in its transposition of the EU Procurement Directives.

     

Philippines

 

Over 60 Philippine officials were trained in value-based procurement at a workshop in Manila. The workshop was led by USTDA, GW, and technical specialists in life-cycle cost analysis.

A delegation of high-level Philippine government officials received advanced life-cycle cost analysis training and visited Boston, New York and California to learn more about best value.

     

Colombia

 

USTDA is providing a three-day, in-country GPI workshop for around 60 Colombian procurement officials in the fall of 2016. USTDA’s GPI partner, the George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Law Program (GW), will lead the training sessions, in addition to GPI technical procurement specialists.

In winter 2017, USTDA will hold an intensive 12-day procurement study tour to the United States for around 15 Colombian procurement officials. This study tour will provide the officials with follow on training from GW, as well as enable them to view case studies in best value procurement at the U.S. state and local level.