CIDS in Ukraine; Seminar on defence and sensitive security procurement organised in Kyiv 25th April 2017.

At the request of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine and the MoD Reforms Project Office CIDS organised a seminar on the Defence and security Directive 2009/81/EC about defence and sensitive security procurement. The introduction of the main Directive principles was presented by Ms Anela Duman, CIDS public procurement expert. A lively discussion was prompted by the presentation on the experience, lessons learned and good practices of Croatia delivered by Mr Hrvoje Salopek, former Deputy Head of Procurement Implementation Department, Sector for Public procurement, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Croatia. CIDS is very grateful for the Croatian support to the seminar.

According to Ukraine’s Government Strategy of Public Procurement Reform, the Defence Ministry will implement the Directive provisions starting from January 2019. Ukrainian full ownership is paramount for succeeding in the implementation.