PPI Sub-Regional Meeting, Hanoi, Nov/Dec 2010

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with Vietnam’s Public Procurement Agency (PPA) co-organized a two-day East/Southeast Asian Sub-Regional Meeting of the Asia Pacific Procurement Partnership Initiative (PPI).  This meeting was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 30 November to 01 December 2010.

This is the first sub-regional group session coming out of the PPI Start-up Meeting in Yogyakarta last July 2010 where the PPI work plan was developed and its outputs defined.  The PPI, a regional technical assistance which aims to develop a platform for exchange of best practices in procurement among public officials, procurement practitioners (both public and private sector), and civil society, is an outcome of the Asia Pacific Procurement Forum Consultative Meeting held in ADB Headquarters last August 2009.

The themes for this sub-regional meeting in Hanoi include 1) professionalizing the procurement function, and 2) e-Procurement (e-GP).  Participants were comprised of public procurement officials from China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Resource persons on e-GP from Canada and South Korea gave presentations.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS:

  1. Agenda
  2. List of Delegates
  3. Opening Remarks by Mr. Le Van Tang, Director General, Public Procurement Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment (PPA-MPI), Ha Noi, Vietnam

PRESENTATIONS ON COUNTRY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM:

  1. Cambodia
  2. Indonesia
  3. Lao PDR
  4. Malaysia
  5. Mongolia
  6. Philippines
  7. Thailand
  8. Vietnam

RESOURCE SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS:

  1. The Do’s and Dont’s of e-GP by Joe Fagan – Ontario, Canada
  2. e-GP: The Korea Experience by Kang Il-Seo – International Cooperation Division, Public Procurement Service (PPS), South Korea
  3. EU AsiaLink Project on Public Procurement by Dr. Cao Fuguo, Professor of Law – Law School, and Director – China Institute of Public Procurement Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing
  4. Improving the Capability and Capacity of Public Procurement Professionals and Government Agencies by Sarah Louise Cotgreave, Senior Procurement Specialist (Capacity Building and New Initiatives), Asian Development Bank, Manila

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