The e-procurement system of the Autonomous Region of the Valle d’Aosta is presented as a model to be studied and emulated in the Master on the Governance and Management of Public Contracts in Support of Sustainable Development
The meeting, which brought together twenty or so participants from Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Haiti, Togo, Tunisia and France, is organized by the Centre in conjunction with the University of Turin. The purpose of the study visit was to share the experience acquired by INVA, as a Single Regional Procurement Centre for Goods and Services, in using e-procurement tools for the Valle d’Aosta setting.
The Master programme on the management of public contracts, (“Gouvernance et Management des Marchés Publics en Appui au Développement Durable” / GOMAP), promotes the use of public resources in a sustainable manner, is designed especially for francophone students and has been run for the last five years in Turin. It lasts twelve months, including a four-month residential phase. During this period, and for the last three years, a complete day is devoted to the activities of INVA, including an analysis of e-procurement tools that are relatively new for organizations from which the students originate. Particular attention is paid to the rules that govern the functions and partners which supply or use the services of the online public procurement centre. This online centre gathers and analyses the requirements of contracted organizations, publishes invitations to tender on the e-market and manages remotely the procedures for the procurement of goods and services on behalf of Vallee d’Aosta.