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Workshop on Electronic Reverse Auction

March, 12 - 13, 2018 - Brasilia, Brazil
Workshop on Electronic Reverse Auction

Public Procurement Specialists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay will know and use appropriate criteria and tools to simplify, make more efficient and transparent procurement processes regarding specific goods and services in order to make more dynamic to Public Administration activities with the aim of providing benefits for citizens. The workshop is organized by the Inter-American Network on Public Procurement (INGP) of the OAS, with the support by the Inter-American Development of Bank (IADB) and the Ministry of Planning, Development and Public Management of  Brazil.

Taller sobre “Nueva Metodología de Evaluación de Sistemas de Adquisiciones Públicas –MAPS”
La nueva MAPS/2017 es una herramienta universal que apunta a catalizar y acelerar la implementación de un sistema de adquisiciones públicas moderno, eficiente, sostenible y más inclusivo en todos los países. Las evaluaciones de la MAPS permiten identificar los aspectos donde se requieren reformas e indican la mejor manera de implementarlas.
Workshop on Human Rights and Public Procurement with members of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement
The workshop was organized by the Organization of American States as the Technical Secretariat of the INGP, Centro Vincular of the Catholic University of Valparaíso, The Danish Institute for Human Rights, The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, with the support of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the Swedish Embassy in Chile.
Call for Applications - V Edition, Inter-American Award on Innovation for the Effective Public Management- 2017
The “Inter-American Award on Innovation for Effective Public Management” is an activity of the OAS Department for Effective Public Management (DEPM) that aims to enhance, systematize, encourage and promote public management innovations as useful experiences and possible to replicate elsewhere. The final objective is to contribute to the strengthening of transparency, participation and effectiveness of public institutions of the Americas.  

For this Edition 2017, we are presenting a new category "Innovation in Government Procurement", as an initiative proposed by the INGP., with the special collaboration of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

This activity counts also on the special collaboration of the OAS Department of Social Inclusion and the Inter-American Commission of Women. Their contributions have been important to include tow (2) new categories: Innovation on Social Inclusion and Innovation in the Promotion of Rights and Gender Equity approach.  

Please, take into consideration the following calendar: 
- Beginning of the call for applications: June 9, 2017 
- Deadline to apply: July 31, 2017 

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Election of new INGP authorities 2017-2019

XIII Annual INGP Conference, Chile 2017

Election of new INGP authorities 2017-2019
During the private session of the XIII Annual Conference of the INGP 2017 in Chile, Ms. Cecile Maragh, Director of Procurement in Jamaica was elected President of the INGP; and the representatives of Canada, Barbados, Guyana, Panama, Ecuador y Uruguay, as the Executive Committee for the next two years (2017-2019).

Succesful clossing XIII Annual Conference of the INGP 2017

October 3-5, 2017. Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Succesful clossing XIII Annual Conference of the INGP 2017
The XIII INGP Annual Conference was held in October 3-6, 2017 in the City of Santiago de Chile. The theme of the Conference was “Value for Money in Public Procurement,” emphasizing the need for and importance of adopting this concept as a principle of and approach to all public procurement processes, of a multicriteria approach to different aspects of the quality of a good or service; and of the implementation of sustainability criteria (economic, environmental, and social) in bidding processes.
Informe Diagnóstico Datos Abiertos en Compras Públicas
El Informe Diagnóstico sobre Datos Abiertos en Compras Públicas, se realizó con apoyo institucional y financiero de la OEA, el Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (IDRC), ILDA y Open Contracting Partnership, con base en un cuestionario enviado a los países con el fin de analizar el avance de los datos abiertos en las contrataciones públicas. Este primer diagnóstico sirve de base para analizar la posibilidad de implementación del Estándar de Datos para las Contrataciones Abiertas en América Latina y el Caribe.

Find out the new OAS scholarships on Public Procurement for virtual training

Find out the new OAS scholarships on Public Procurement for virtual training
We are pleased to present you our portfolio of online courses in Public Procurement offered by the Virtual Campus for the first semester 2017. If you would like more information about the courses (duration, methodology, benefits and registration), please click on the following links: 
Succesful closing of the XII Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas of the INGP
The XII Annual Conference of Government Procurement in the Americas was held for the first time in an English-speaking Caribbean country - Jamaica (Montego Bay) - from November 29 to December 1. The conference centered around the theme of “Public Procurement – a Tool for Economic Development,” emphasizing the importance and complexity of the public procurement function in light of the sizable market share it commands (anywhere from 10-20 percent of a country’s GDP).

The Government of Jamaica led the organization of the conference with support from the Organization of American States (OAS), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project of the World Bank, European Union, PetroCaribe Development Fund, and the National Works Agency of Jamaica. 

The event drew over 350 participants, including representatives from all 24 INGP member countries, as well as representatives from new and prospective member countries, experts from international organizations such as IDB, OAS, OECD, UNEP, USTDA, IISD etc., academics and civil society. The conference provided an important platform for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in the ongoing effort to modernize public procurement in the Latin America and Caribbean region and beyond.
Trinidad Inostroza, Director of ChileCompra was elected as President of the INGP for the term 2015-2017
During the Closed Session of the XI Annual Conference on Government Procurement, Trinidad Inostroza, Director of ChileCompra was elected as the President of the INGP for the term of 2 years ( 2015-2017).

Executtive Committe of the INGP elected for 2015-2017

XI Annual Conference of the INGP. Dominican Republic 2015

Executtive Committe of the INGP elected for 2015-2017
During the private session of the XI Annual Conference the countries of the fith sub-regions of the Americas elected their representatives to conform the Executtive Committe of the INGP for the period 2015-2017. 
  • Area 1- North America: Carlos Mendoza, Director, General Administrative Services,  Puerto Rico. 
  • Area 2- Central America, Dominican Republic: Edelmira de Molina, Chief of the UNAC, El Salvador. 
  • Area 3- Andean Region: Paca Zuleta, Director of Colombia Compra Eficiente, Colombia.
  • Area 4- MERCOSUR and Chile: Santiago Jure, National Director of Procurement, Paraguay. 
  • Area 5- Caribbean Region: Cheryl Mathurin, Coordinadtor of Procurement, St. Lucia and Artemio Osorio, Director of Budget, Belice. 

Within the same session Jamaica was chosen to host the XII Annual Conference of the INGP 2016.

Succesful Closing of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the INGP

Dominican Republic, October 28th to 30th, 2015

Succesful Closing of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the INGP
The Annual Conference of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) is the highest level of dialogue, exchange of ideas, organizational and administrative capacity of the INGP—and it has become the most relevant forum for technical discussions on the promotion of progress in development and public procurement in the Americas. 

Consists of the top-level executives of the institutions of member countries, support institutions of the INGP, experts and international and national participants interested on public procurement.
The Inter American Network on Government Procurement (INGP) through the OAS and UNEP are seeking a part-time consultant (home-based) for a period of 6 months to collect materials and resources that will feed into an online platform aimed at facilitating the joint implementation of SPP, ecolabelling and voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Succesful closing of the Tenth Annual Conference of the INGP -Government Procurement for Development - 2014
The Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP), and the National Public Procurement Agency (DNCP, per its acronym in Spanish) in Paraguay, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), organized this year’s Tenth Annual Conference on Government Procurement in the Americas to be held on October 28th to 30th, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay.

    
      
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