AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Work programmes

Negotiations to revise the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) also resulted in the Committee adopting a package of work programmes. These programmes are intended to assist in improving the implementation and administration of the revised Agreement. They may also provide input to further review/renegotiation of the Agreement at a later date.

Agreed work programmes

The specific agreed work programmes include:

  

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Future work programmes 

In addition to the above programmes, the parties have also agreed to conduct future work, at a time to be determined, on the following subjects:

  • a review of the use, transparency and the legal frameworks of public-private partnerships, and their relationship to covered procurement
  • the advantages and disadvantages of developing common nomenclature for goods and services
  • the advantages and disadvantages of developing standardized notices.