EU4PFM continues to strengthen public procurement knowledge in the regions: successful training held in Vinnytsia

On 20-21 June, the EU4PFM team of public procurement experts, together with partners from the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, conducted the second regional training in Vinnytsia.

The topic of the training was: “Public procurement during EU accession: overview of potential legal and institutional changes and strategic measures to improve procurement efficiency”.

The event was attended by representatives of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the Vinnytsia Regional Military Administration and procurement officials from Vinnytsia, Odesa, Khmelnytskyi and Zhytomyr regions.

During the training, the speakers shared their best practices, in particular

The active participation of the audience demonstrated a strong interest in the topics discussed. The participants had the opportunity to ask questions and receive comprehensive answers from the experts.

The training also included two focus groups to explore the training needs in public procurement and analyse the challenges faced by purchasers in the region. The first focus group brought together public purchasers who openly shared the problems and obstacles that prevent them from performing their functions effectively. The second focus group consisted of business representatives (suppliers) from the textile, food, IT and energy sectors. Participants discussed the legislative changes needed to improve business operations and identified training needs.

The experiences and suggestions gained during the training and focus groups will be taken into account when preparing recommendations for institutional and regulatory changes in public procurement and when developing a public procurement training programme.

Such regional events facilitate the exchange of experience and improve communication with stakeholders in this area. The next public procurement training is scheduled for August.

EU4PFM continues to work with the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine to implement reforms in the public procurement system that will contribute to its efficiency and transparency.