September 6 marked the launch of a series of awareness sessions on the new Public Procurement law in Lebanon no. 244/2021 dated July 19, 2021, addressed to the business community and civil society organizations, and jointly organized by the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).
The first session focused on “Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement” and was delivered by Ms. Rana Rizkallah Fares, Procurement Expert at the Institute.
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Lively discussions and exchange were held with 16 representatives from the Order of Engineers in Beirut and Tripoli, the Syndicate of Contractors, the Bar Association in Beirut, the Rassemblement des Dirigeants des Chefs d’Entreprises Libanais (RDCL), Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants (LACPA), Lebanese Transparency Association, Gherbal, Democracy Reporting International, Organization for Petroleum and Energy Studies, Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND), and Digital Transformation Network.
A series of meetings will be held in the coming months to raise awareness and prepare the ground for effective implementation, participation and monitoring of the new procurement law, highlighting its various features, principles and governance mechanisms.
These sessions are organized in the framework of a joint collaboration between the Institute and WFD that is part of the national efforts leading to a sound entry into force of the Law in 2022.
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– the second awareness session that took place on september 28th, 2021:
Enhancing competition and participation of SMEs in Public Procurement
– and the third session that took place on october 29th, 2021:
الخطوات المستقبلية لتطبيق قانون الشراء العام
– the fourth session on november 18th, 2021:
آليات الاعتراض في الشراء العام
– the fifth session held on December 15th, 2021
Digitizing Public Procurement and Power of Open Data: towards a strategic vision for Lebanon
– the sixth and last session on December 21st, 2021
دفاتر الشروط النموذجية: أداة أساس لتطبيق قانون الشراء العام