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Event Details

The Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic (MF KR) and the Department of Public Procurement under the MF KR with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have implemented a new project on open government data in the public procurement. This project was initiated in 2018 and aims to increase transparency and the level of competition in the public procurement market, to promote accessibility to procurement opportunities as well as information, and to facilitate the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in public tenders. Thanks to this project public procurement data is now structured and available online.


As part of the project, a lot of work was done to implement the publication of public procurement data in the OCDSformat, developed by the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). The Kyrgyz Republic public procurement data is now available in the OCDS format and its' implementation improves the existing electronic public procurement system, standardises public procurement data, improves data quality, and provides ample opportunities for analytics. The data is available in a well-structured format on http://zakupki.gov.kg and automatic regular updates guarantee its relevance and accuracy.


An important facilitator for data utilization is e-services and tools that help work with data to solve practical problems in the public procurement sector. The standardised publication format allows for flexible integration with other software solutions as well as tools. Support by the EBRD project provided a reliable source of data with up-to-date public procurement information and supplied the Public Procurement Department with the set of powerful tools for conducting analysis, audit and open government.


The experience of other countries shows that publishing data in the OCDS format provides new opportunities for NGOs and civil society to perform their monitoring function efficiently. Access to the open data allows them to evaluate the effectiveness of the budgetary organisations in conducting procurement procedures and determine how well public finances are being managed.


On December 15, 2020, the Department of Public Procurement, with the support of the EBRD, will hold an online event to demonstrate the implemented solutions to representatives of the procuring organizations, the private sector, the media, scientists, civil society and individuals interested in reforming public procurement.


Objectives of the event:

· Promote Open Government Data, Open Contracting principles and the adoption of the Open Contracting Data Standard;

· Raise awareness of the regulatory and economic benefits of the use of open public procurement data in the current global market situation;

· Highlight the positive impact of the publication of high-quality OCDS data in the Kyrgyz Republic.

· Promote an appropriate balance between competition and transparency safeguards and efficiency instruments in public procurement reform;

· Introduce the implemented open source OCDS-based analytical solutions for the public procurement officials and the public at large;

· Share experience of the utilization of public procurement analytical and monitoring tools in different countries;

· Give participants an understanding of how to leverage public procurement data to improve service delivery to citizens;

· Enable and encourage non-governmental stakeholders from civil society, academia, media and business to use OCDS data to facilitate reforms and innovation in public procurement.



Date, time and place of the event:

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

14:00 - 17:35 Bishkek

(08:00 - 11:35 London)


The link and details of the Zoom call will be sent to the registered participants before the event.

The language of the seminar is Russian.

Agenda

December 15, 2020

Main Schedule

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Opening remarks
(08:00-08:10 GMT+0)
Jyldyz Galieva (Senior banker, Deputy Head for Kyrgyz Republic at EBRD Resident Office in Bishkek)
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM
Opening remarks
(08:10-08:20 GMT+0)
Nurida Baizakova (Director of the Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic)
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
What is Open Contracting and Why Data Matters – Citizens Perspective.
(08:20-08:40 GMT+0)
Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager at Open Contracting Partnership)
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Main aspects of the localized Open Contracting Standard (OCDS) in the Kyrgyz Republic.
(08:40-09:00 GMT+0)
Dmitry Palamarchuk (Consultant at EBRD TC Facility)
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Questions and answers
(09:00-09:05 GMT+0)
3:05 PM - 3:20 PM
Coffee break
(09:05-09:20 GMT+0)
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
OCDS-based procurement analytics implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic. Demonstration of the Open Data OCDS Observer application, integrated with the national public procurement web-portal.
(09:20-09:50 GMT+0)
Anna Soloviova (Consultant at EBRD TC Facility)
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
Open data and online tools. How open data is changing public procurement.
(09:50-10:05 GMT+0)
Olga Tereshchenko (Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence in Procurement at Kyiv School of Economics)
4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Questions and answers
(10:05-10:15 GMT+0)
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Coffee break
(10:15-10:30 GMT+0)
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
How could we become an Open Government Partnership star? Opportunities for Open Contracting in the Kyrgyz Republic.
(10:30-10:40 GMT+0)
Baktybek Satybekov (Expert in the field of State Finance)
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Strengthening the transparency and integrity of governmental activities using open data solutions to ensure equal rules and treatment applied for all procurement system stakeholders.
(10:40-11:10 GMT+0)
Ivan Lakhtionov (Director of Innovation Projects Program at Transparency Transparency International Ukraine)
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM
Questions and answers
(11:10-11:15 GMT+0)
5:15 PM - 5:35 PM
Closing remarks, Q/A and next steps
(11:15-11:35 GMT+0)
Nurida Baizakova (Director of the Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Yulia Shapovalova (Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at EBRD)

Speakers

Nurida Baizakova (Director of the Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic)

Nurida Baizakova

Director of the Public Procurement Department at Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic

Jyldyz Galieva (Senior banker, Deputy Head for Kyrgyz Republic at EBRD Resident Office in Bishkek)

Jyldyz Galieva

Senior banker, Deputy Head for Kyrgyz Republic at EBRD Resident Office in Bishkek

Yulia Shapovalova (Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at EBRD)

Yulia Shapovalova

Counsel, Legal Transition Programme at EBRD

Viktor Nestulia (Senior Manager at Open Contracting Partnership)

Viktor Nestulia

Senior Manager at Open Contracting Partnership

Dmitry Palamarchuk (Consultant at EBRD TC Facility)

Dmitry Palamarchuk

Consultant at EBRD TC Facility

Anna Soloviova (Consultant at EBRD TC Facility)

Anna Soloviova

Consultant at EBRD TC Facility

Baktybek Satybekov (Expert in the field of State Finance)

Baktybek Satybekov

Expert in the field of State Finance

Olga Tereshchenko (Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence in Procurement at Kyiv School of Economics)

Olga Tereshchenko

Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence in Procurement at Kyiv School of Economics

Ivan Lakhtionov (Director of Innovation Projects Program at Transparency Transparency International Ukraine)

Ivan Lakhtionov

Director of Innovation Projects Program at Transparency Transparency International Ukraine

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