Level 1 Training Program in Public Procurement in St. Kitts: 26th May, 2016

A one-day training course on Public Procurement will take place at the Custom and Excise Department conference room BirdRock, St. Kitts on 26 May 2016 from 9am-4pm.

The course is targeted at officials in Government Ministries, Private Sector and other agencies working in the field of Public Procurement. Enhanced knowledge of Public Procurement is considered vital in the context of Procurement reforms and bilateral trade agreements where Public Procurement is increasingly on the agenda, especially the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

The course will equip participants with a very basic knowledge of Public Procurement, knowledge of developments at CARICOM regional level, the procurement provisions of the EPA, as well as an understanding of their role in the successful implementation of these measures in inter-regional and international trade.

The training course is an output of the CARIFORUM-EU Capacity Building Project that is funded under the 10th EDF. The project’s overall objective is to support CARIFORUM Member States’ beneficial integration in the world economy. Specifically, it seeks to help Member States to implement their EPA commitments in the areas of Competition, Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation. A consortium led by Equinoccio (Spain) which includes the London School of Economics (UK), SGS (Netherlands) and Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) is implementing the project.
The level I training in Public Procurement is being facilitated by the International Procurement Institute (INPRI), an international public procurement training institution, located in Jamaica.
Mr. Adrian Chin, an expert in the area of Public Procurement, and one of INPRI’s Associate Instructors, will conduct the training session.

Further information on the programme and overall project can be provided by Patrick Martens (Tel: +592 -604-0791) Email: pmartens@equinoccio.eu

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