EBA Armenia, UITE and ALA raised awareness on the recent legislative changes and related risks in the RA public procurement sector on June 10, 2017

Yerevan, 10 June 2017 The European Business Association Armenia, Union of Information Technology Enterprises and Armenian Lawyers’ Association in consortium presented the recent legislative changes and related problems and risks in the Public procurement sector.

Representatives of the EBA in Armenia, UITE and ALA welcomed those presents and outlined the main topics of the further discussion.

Head of Procurement Process Regulation and Coordination Division Mr. Vahe Mahtesyan presented the main thesis of the new RA Law on Procurement and the problems of the formulation process of the State bodies’ needs (procurement items to be purchased). Mr. Mahtesyan introduced the steps to increase the confidence of the companies towards the procurement system and talked about appeal system problems.

Following the presentations by the panelists, the floor was open for questions and comments. Representatives of business community got necessary clarifications and updates on public procurement sector regarding legislative changes and related problems.

“The recent legislative changes and related problems and risks in the Public procurement sector” presentation was held in the framework of the “Evidence-based Advocacy for Reform” project Funded by EU.

The “Evidence-based Advocacy for Reform” project is implemented in cooperation with a consortium formed by the European Business Association, Union of Information Technology Enterprises, Armenian Lawyers’ Association (Consortium), in the framework of the “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.