Conference Agenda

21 April 2013

17.00 - 18.00
Arrival of speakers and participants
Preparatory session for speakers
All speakers are kindly asked to be available for a short preparatory session to be held in the conference meeting room
Day 1 - 22 April 2013
Launch of the AfDB and EBRD public procurement sector assessments reports
8.30 Registration of the conference participants. Conference reception will circulate conference materials in English or French.
Please specify your language preference in the conference registration form.
Welcome on behalf of the AfDB
Mrs Yacine Fal, Manager of the Procurement Division in the Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department
Welcome from EBRD
Mr Gerard Sanders, Deputy General Counsel, EBRD
Opening remarks
Mr Abdallah Khail, Ministry of Economy and Finances, Morocco
10.00-10.15 Coffee break
Session 1.
How assessments can facilitate reform progress: a case of Tunisia
The Tunisian Public Procurement System:
1. Evaluation based on the OECD Methodology, Process and Lessons Learned
2. Outcome of Tunisian Report and Action Plan
3. International donors support for implementing Action Plan
Moderator: Mr William Dakpo, Regional Procurement Coordinator, AfDB
Content: Evaluation process and outcome of the report
Presented by:
1. AfDB - Mrs Yacine Fal - Evaluation based on the OECD Methodology, Process and Lessons Learned
2. Head of Public Procurement Agency of Tunisia Mr Khaled El Arbi: Outcome of Tunisian Report and Action Plan
3. All IFI interventions welcome: Mr Salim Benouniche and Ms Khadija Faridi (World Bank), Mr Jose Luis Alfaro Lizcano (European Investment Bank), Mr Mohamed El Arkoubi (AfDB)
Objective: (i) Share the Tunisian experience, (ii) present the action plan activities; (iii) seek IFIs interest to support implementation
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
Session 2.
1. SEMED Assessment: Scope and focus of the 2012 report on public procurement laws and practice in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
2. Overview of the Assessment results: key findings and recommendations on procurement policies: Egypt , Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
3. NCB Report as a Part of the AfDB upcoming UCS Strategy: Morocco Report and Action Plan
Moderator: Mr Dirk Plutz, Senior Procurement Specialist, EBRD
Content:
- EBRD SEMED Public Procurement Assessment 2012
- AfDB NCB Report
Presented by:
1. Ms Eliza Niewiadomska, Legal Transition Programme, EBRD - Scope and focus of the 2012 report on public procurement laws and practice in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
2. Mr William Dakpo, Regional Procurement Coordinator, AfDB
Objective : (i) Presentation of outcome of Assessment done by EBRD (ii) Information on NCB report concept as part of AfDB upcoming Using Country System (UCS)
15.15-15.45 Coffee break
Session 3: General Discussion on the AfDB and EBRD Assessments Results Moderator: Professor Gustavo Piga, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Content: Results of the AfDB and EBRD assessments of public procurement laws and practice in the region.
1. Heads of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia delegations are invited to take the floor.
2. All other interventions welcome.
Report on the discussion: To be ensure by the following team:
AfDB - Mr Abdulai Baba Imoru
EBRD - Mr Dirk Plutz, Senior Procurement Specialist
Summary of the day. Mr Abdoulai Baba Imoru, AfDB
19.30 Dinner hosted by Mrs Yacine Fal and Mr Gerard Sanders
Day 2 - 23 April 2013
Reform Workshop
Session 1: Public Procurement Reform in the North Africa and SEMED region
Country delegates presentations:
1. Jordan
2. Morocco
3. Mauritania
4. Tunisia
5. Sudan
Interventions from other country delegations are welcome.
Moderator: Professor Gustavo Piga, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Content : Information relating to on-going or completed procurement reform initiatives in region
Presented by:
1. Jordan: Mr Mohammad Alhazaimeh
2. Morocco: Mr Hamid Benabbou
3. Mauritania: Mr Abou Moussa Diallo and Mr Seyid Abdallahi
4. Tunisia: Mr Karim Chabir and Mr Saber Ezzoug
5. Sudan: Mr Ali Hussain and Mr Elamin Abdelhalim
Objective: Information and experience sharing
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
Session 2: New ideas for reform:
2011 UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement
2012 Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)
1. UNCITRAL Model Law: new standards for modern public procurement legislation
2. WTO: revised international trade agreement for government procurement standards
3. OECD/SIGMA - Implementing European Neighbourhood Policy Instruments in the region
Moderator: Mr Michel Nussbaumer, Head of Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
Content: Presentation of the current international best practice for public procurement reform
Presented by:
1. Mrs Caroline Nicholas, UNCITRAL
2. Ms Anna Mueller, WTO GPA Secretariat
3. Mr Daniel Ivarsson and Mr Olivier Moreau, OECD/SIGMA
Objective : Outreach on new public procurement policy standards
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
Session 3: Some Success Stories: Reform Leaders
1. Establishing Public Procurement System in the eProcurement environment: the case of Turkey
2. Fighting Challenges: the case of public procurement reform in Ukraine
3. EU eProcurement Star: the case of Portugal
4. Questions & Answers session
Moderator: Mrs Yacine Fal, Manager of the Procurement Division in the Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department, AfDB
Content: Public Procurement Reform Experience in Turkey, Ukraine, and Portugal
Presented by:
1. Mr Mustafa Çağatay TAŞYÜREK KiK, Turkey
2. Mrs Natalya Korchakova - Heeb, EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ukraine
3. Mr Joao de Almeida, Portugal
Objective: Experience sharing
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
Summary of the Reform Workshop:
What ideas will work for public procurement reform in North Africa and SEMED region?
Moderator: Mr Daniel Ivarsson, OECD/SIGMA
Content: Panel Discussion. All speakers are invited to take the floor.
Report on the discussion: To be ensure by the following team:
AfDB - Ms Sonia Dah
EBRD - Mr Dirk Plutz
Conclusion Mr Jose Luis Alfaro Lizcano, Head of Procurement, European Investments Bank
Mr Salim Benouniche, World Bank
Mrs Yacine Fal, Manager of the Procurement Division in the Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department, AfDB
Mr Michel Nussbaumer, Head of Legal Transition Team, EBRD