Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that it has renewed its partnership with the Dominican Republic’s National Public Procurement Service (DGCP) to advance high-quality infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. Under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative (GPI), USTDA plans to sponsor training and technical assistance through October 2028 to strengthen the Dominican Republic’s public procurement practices. The goal is to fully implement value-for-money principles that reward quality over lowest-cost, enhance international competition, level the playing field for U.S. exporters and other suppliers of high-quality solutions, and further the most efficient use of public funds.
“USTDA is proud to renew our partnership with DGCP,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “The Dominican Republic’s ongoing commitment to invest in quality infrastructure matches our goal to lay the strongest possible foundation for critical public infrastructure in areas such as clean energy, digital and healthcare infrastructure.”
USTDA and DGCP will jointly design a training and technical assistance program to advance the professionalization of the Dominican Republic’s procurement workforce, with the goal of fully implementing and realizing the benefits of the country’s existing procurement law.
Carlos Pimentel, Director of the DGCP, emphasized that the organization “has a very clear goal, to contribute to the professionalization of all actors in the Dominican State purchasing system, in order to lay the foundations for the special career in public procurement.”
Launched in 2013, USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative trains public officials in emerging economies on how to establish procurement practices and policies that integrate life-cycle cost analysis and best value determination in a fair, transparent manner. GPI helps partner countries acquire high-quality, long-lasting technologies, while building smart, sustainable infrastructure with overall savings to their government. These procurement methods also open markets to greater international competition. GPI leverages the expertise of its institutional partners and collaborators, which include universities, multilateral development banks and government entities.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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