Archive of Activities

Policy Development Consultation Meeting on E-Procurement

March 10, 2011


Research and Policy Development Consultation Meeting
on e-Procurement for Innovative Governance

10-11 March 2011




Thursday, 10 March 2011
Time Activities
8:30-9:00 REGISTRATION
(Conference Room on the 17th Floor of the Korea Local Finance Association Building, 135 Mapo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea)
9:00-9:25 OPENING SESSION

Opening Remarks by Mr. Jong-moo Choi, Head, United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) (5 minutes)

Congratulatory Remarks by Ms. Kyung-Soon Chang, Director-General, International Goods Bureau, Public Procurement Service, Republic of Korea (5 minutes)

Welcome remarks by Mr. Jonas Rabinovitch, Senior Adviser, e-Government Branch, Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) (5 minutes)

Mr. Choi will open the Consultation Meeting, nominate the Moderator (Mr. Gian Luigi Albano) and the Rapporteur (Mr. Seung-Hyun Kang), and introduce Mr. Yoshinobu Yonekawa, Consultant to the UNPOG. (15 minutes)
9:25-11:10 FIRST SESSION

Merits and Problems of e-Procurement for Innovative Governance

Self-introduction by the participants. (10 minutes)

Country Presentations (10 minutes each, Mexico 15 minutes, 65 minutes in total)

Views and experiences of the participating experts will be presented on the basis of the Tables of Technical Input, which are prepared by the experts, in the following order (Tentative):

The Republic of Korea
China
Italy
Japan
Mexico (15 minutes in total)
The Philippines

Initiatives and Observations of International Organizations (10 minutes each, 30 minutes in total)

The officials of the participating international organizations will present a summary of their views and experiences on the basis of the Tables of Technical Input, which are prepared by the officials, in the following order (Tentative):

The Asian Development Bank
The Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL)
The World Bank (on Europe)
11:10-11:25 Networking (Coffee) Break
11:25-13:00 FIRST SESSION (Continued)

Merits and Problems of e-Procurement for Innovative Governance

Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Free Discussions (90 minutes)

Free discussions to reach general understanding on common merits and problems that the participating experts encountered or observed in developing or operating public e-procurement systems for innovative governance in countries in diverse socio-economic development contexts and in different geographic regions. Active interactions among the participants are encouraged to thoroughly examine both strong points and problems of e-procurement systems and their impact on the attempt of governments to innovate governance to be more transparent, accountable, efficient, participatory, and corruption-preventive.
13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-16:00 FIRST SESSION (Continued)

Merits and Problems of e-Procurement for Innovative Governance


Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Free Discussions (55 minutes)

Free discussions to come up with a matrix to illustrate merits and problems of government e-procurement systems, focusing on their impact for creating innovative governance in groups of countries in different stages of socio-economic development, as well as in different geographic and organizational contexts.

Expected Accomplishments of the First Session:

A draft of a concise matrix of merits and problems of public e-procurement systems for innovative governance responding to needs of different countries with diverse developmental stages and various geographic and organizational contexts.
16:00-16:15 Networking (Coffee) Break
16:15-18:00 SECOND SESSION

Common Framework/Toolkit for e-Procurement in Developing Countries


Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Remarks by a Representative of DPADM/UNDESA (10 minutes)

The UNPOG and the DPADM will jointly develop a common framework or toolkit for the purpose of providing developing countries with strategic guidelines to advance public e-procurement for innovative governance. The planned common framework or toolkit must carry added values, which are different from those of the already existing ones. A representative of DPADM/UNDESA will brief the participating experts on the planned world-wide initiative of the DPADM and the UNPOG to develop such a common framework or toolkit.

Expert Presentations (5 minutes each, Mexico 10 minutes, 50 minutes in total)

The participating experts will present their recommendations for developing a common framework or toolkit, which should be unique and carry added values for providing countries in Asia and the Pacific, as well as in other regions, with strategic guidelines to develop e-procurement systems for innovative governance. The presentations may be given in the following order (Tentative):

The Republic of Korea
China
Italy
Japan
Mexico (10 minutes in total)
The Philippines
The Asian Development Bank
The PEPPOL
The World Bank

Free Discussions (40 minutes)

Free discussions to supplement the previously expressed views and take steps to produce common recommendations to the UNPOG and the DPADM for developing a common framework or toolkit.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Time Activities
9:00-10:30 SECOND SESSION (Continued)

Common Framework/Toolkit for e-Procurement in Developing Countries


Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Free discussions (85 minutes)

Free discussions to produce common recommendations to the UNPOG and the DPADM for developing a common framework or toolkit.

Expected Accomplishments of the Second Session:

A set of recommendations for developing a common framework or toolkit with added values for the purpose of providing developing countries with strategic guidelines to advance public e-procurement for innovative governance
10:30-10:45 Networking (Coffee) Break
10:45-13:00 THIRD SESSION

Methodologies for Data Collection and Analysis


Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Expert Presentations (5 minutes each, Mexico 10 minutes, 50 minutes in total)

The participating experts will present their suggestions on the approach and methodologies for information gathering and analysis on the government e-procurement status of the United Nations member states. The scope of information collection and analysis may include legal, administrative, managerial and other institutional aspects of public e-procurement systems, including relevant cases of innovative governance, in countries in Asia and the Pacific, as well as in other regions. Presentations may be given in the following order (Tentative):

The Republic of Korea
China
Italy
Japan
Mexico (10 minutes)
The Philippines
The Asian Development Bank
The PEPPOL
The World Bank

Free Discussions (80 minutes)

Free discussions to come up with common suggestions on approach and methodologies to collect and analyze information on the public e-procurement status in the United Nations member states.

Expected Accomplishments of the Third Session:

A set of suggestions on the approach and methodologies for information gathering and analysis on the government e-procurement status of the United Nations member states, focusing particularly on legal, administrative, managerial and other institutional aspects of public e-procurement systems, including relevant cases of innovative governance, in countries in Asia and the Pacific, as well as other regions
13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-17:00 FOURTH SESSION

Country Surveys


Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)

Expert Presentations (5 minutes each, Mexico 10 minutes, 50 minutes in total)

The UNPOG and the DPADM will undertake country surveys as a core element of the data collection exercises. Questionnaires will have to be developed for this purpose. The compilation of collected information will lead to the formulation of a regional inventory of e-procurement systems for innovative governance in Asia and the Pacific as the first step of the world-wide initiative. The participating experts will present their concrete suggestions to develop such questionnaires. The participating experts will present their suggestions in the following order (Tentative):

The Republic of Korea
China
Italy
Japan
Mexico (10 minutes in total)
The Philippines
The Asian Development Bank
The PEPPOL
The World Bank

Free Discussions (65 minutes)

Free discussions to formulate a set of concrete suggestions for developing questionnaires to undertake country survey for collecting and analyzing information on the status of e-procurement systems for innovative governance in countries in Asia and the Pacific, as well as in other regions.

Expected Accomplishments of the Fourth Session:

A set of concrete suggestions for developing questionnaires, which will be used for undertaking country surveys for collecting and analyzing information on the status of e-procurement systems for innovative governance in the member states of the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific, as well as in other regions
17:00-17:15 CONCLUSIONS

Remarks by the Moderator (5 minutes)
Summary of the Meeting Deliberations by the Rapporteur (10 minutes)
17:15-17:30 Networking (Coffee) Break
16:15-18:00 CLOSING SESSION

Remarks by a Representative of the Participating Experts (5 minutes)
Remarks by a Representative of the DPADM/UNDESA (5 minutes)
Remarks by the Head of the UNPOG (5 minutes)

attachment : Dr. Seung-Hyun KANG_Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Mr. Knut LEIPOLD Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Mr. Knut LEIPOLD_Corruption versus Technology in Public Procurement 

attachment : Mr. Knut LEIPOLD_GAC and e-Procurement 

attachment : Mr. Lerdo de Tejada_Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Mr. Roman Sanchez_Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Mr. Yinguo HUANG_Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Ms. Hui LIU_Table of Technical Input 

attachment : Ms. Rosa Maria Clemente_Table of Technical Input 

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