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15 July 2020

A recipe for transformational change

Organisation: EBRD. Location: Webinar

The global pandemic has highlighted the role of ‘government working online’ and digital public services in times of crisis. In particular, public procurement has gone from a mundane function to a topic of life and death, as shortages of personal protective equipment have hampered the response to the pandemic. Electronic public procurement systems have become essential for governments all over the world.

New ‘planning-to-payment’ public procurement platforms go all digital with machine-readable data and are becoming increasingly automated. The digital economy is global and digital public procurement has to follow highlighting the value of international public procurement policy standards for procurement methods, procurement data and market access. No automation can be done without standardized business processes throughout the procurement process.

This webinar aims to introduce a new concept for successful digital transformation of public procurement. Developed by the EBRD UNCITRAL Public Procurement Initiative, it has been designed and tested to address:

  • The meaning of public procurement in the digital economy
  • How to apply Open Government principles for citizen-focused digital public services
  • Vendor lock-in, interoperability, and change management challenges faced by governments investing in digital tools

Region: International

Audience: Government