The colleague of the Chamber of Accounts participated at the conferences held jointly with the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Chief consultant of the Department of Public Debt Analysis, Audit of Financial and Credit Activity and State Property Management of the Chamber of Accounts Hasan Najafzade attended Global Public Procurement Conference: Towards the Digital Frontier and 4th Annual Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network Conference organized jointly by The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. The events were attended by more than 300 procurement experts from 93 countries.
Alexandre Meira da Rosa , Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank greeted the attendants of the Conference: Towards the Digital Frontier and gave short information on the event . Mr. Rosa expressed the importance of these meetings with regard to the exchange of experience and necessity of simplification and ensurance of efficiency of public procurement with the implementation of electronic technologies.
During the conference it was primarily mentioned that, digital transformation positively influence different spheres as well as public procurement system. Issues regarding transition of public procurement from administrative function into more strategic function and currently the capacity of digital reform transformation into data based activity are being discussed. Digitalization and the use of new technologies make the procurement process more effective.
At the end of the Conference Declaration “Digital Reform in the Public Procurement System” was signed.
4th Annual Asia Pacific Public Electronic Procurement Network Conference followed the opening speech by Ms. Risa Zhijia Teng, Director General of Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department of the Asian Development Bank. Public procurement specialists from the Asian Development Bank, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, India and other countries made reports on the experience in the field of electronic public procurement.
Following the discussions the representatives from England and India made presentations of some software applications for the establishment of electronic procurement system in public and non-governmental organizations.
In the end, “Guide on E-Procurement” published by the Asian Development Bank was presented and the participants were informed that the guide is available in the website of the Bank (www.adb.org).