The Public Procurement project in Ukraine was launched in 1997 as a joint project of Sida and the World Bank. The main goal for the joint project was to support Ukraine in the development of a public procurement system, which would meet the international standards, applied in the European Union as well as in the WTO.
SIPU International supported the Department for Public Procurement with:
- support to legislation on Public Procurement
- training of Procurement staff
- organisational development for public procurement
- upgrading of skills in public procurement
- development of procurement guidelines
- development of a procurement control and audit system
- development of a Public Procurement journal.
In the fourth and final phase the project focused at strengthening the regional public procurement capacity through:
- supporting the Department to assess institutional weaknesses in the current procurement system in the Kherson region and to initiate ways to improve it.
- supporting the Department to plan and implement reforms of the public procurement system in Kherson at the regional, city and local levels.
- supporting the Department to train 50 persons in Kherson in the following areas:
- different procurement procedures, including one supplier procedure
- composition of tender documents
- rules and processing of tenders
- processing of complaints
- price quotation
- international practice in tenders.