Workshop focuses on transparency in govt procurements

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Workshop focuses on transparency in govt procurements


The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center recently concluded a four-day training workshop on the ‘National and international framework for ensuring integrity and transparency in government procurements’.
HE the Attorney General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri and HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti honoured the 30 graduates.  
The course covered all the aspects related to the legal procedures regarding public tenders and procurements to maintain public funds in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations internationally and locally. 

From the Ministry of Transport and Communications, 19 employees took part in the workshop and the remaining participants were from Qatar University and  the Public Prosecution. 
Dr al-Marri pointed out that the centre has been playing a key role in supporting local and international entities in  arbitration cases and establishing the rule of law. He said the course has helped the participants to master the necessary legal and accounting framework for public tenders and procurements, and to avoid committing mistakes that could lead to suspicion of corruption.

In addition, the course equipped the trainees with the tools to tackle the situation in case of any charges of corruption is involved in such processes.  Al-Sulaiti stressed the importance of the training course and said more courses are expected to follow. It would also be an important step towards including public tenders into the e-government system according to the applicable laws and regulations in this respect.

The training at the workshop was presented by lecturers from the United Nations, Qatar University, the Public Prosecution, and The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center.