Training in Integrity Risk in Public Procurement and bid evaluation

 UN Observing the bid opening of infrastructure project for Bandiradley district administration office, Ministry of Finance. Credits: UN Photo

UN Observing the bid opening of infrastructure project for Bandiradley district administration office, Ministry of Finance. Credits: UN Photo

 

On 12 September, the RMU held in Mogadishu a training on Integrity risks in public procurement and Public of works bid opening, bid evaluation and contract management processes in Mogadishu for procurement staff of the Procurement Department Somalia Financial Facility for Local Development Unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance and its Somalia Financial Facility Unit for Local Development (SFF-LD).

The training intended to guide the evaluation panel and the other staff engaged in the procurement of civil works under the UN MPTF National Window and the World Bank Multi Partner Fund project on the upcoming bidding process undertaken by SFF-LD jointly with the other departments of the Ministry of Finance and Local Authorities.

Extensive discussions during the training were held on the risks related to implementing public works in Somalia, conflict of interest and their mitigation measures.

The impact of the training resulted to a compliant bid opening process by the SFF-LD and led by the Head of External Assistance Fiduciary Section (EAFS) of the Ministry of Finance and completion of compliant bid evaluation within less than two weeks period. The local authorities, as main beneficiaries of the projects, were also part of the evaluation process. This also reflects on the government ownership and compliance of the procurement processes and its credibility, and empowering intergovernmental relationship between the FGS and FMS.