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Haitian businesswomen benefit from PDM-H’s first training session/Les femmes entrepreneures haïtiennes sont les premières formées à PDM-H !

On 29-30 September 2010, 26 businesswomen (or their representatives) were at the PDM-H offices to receive training on international procurement practices.

It was the first time that PDM-H conducted a training session, and it was a real success!

 Training adapted for local business needs

 This first three-hour long training session focussed on international procurement practices and was reserved exclusively for female entrepreneurs. This training is now available to all businesses who have either a little or a lot of knowledge about international procurement. The goal of the training sessions is to give Haitian businesses a basic understanding of how procurement works: to explain what it is, the roles and processes of both actors (buyers and sellers) and the tender documents which are often  viewed as being impenetrable and complex.

Numerous interactions between women

 The participants were very interested and engaged in the training session. Many had a number of exchanges both with Marie-Fransonnette Prussien, the PDM-H trainer, as well as amongst themselves. A large number of the businesswomen took the opportunity to swap contact details and discussed working together, hopefully one day joining forces in order to win future contracts.

 Importance of suppliers asking questions when completing the tender

 As Marie-Fransonette Prussien indicated: “…these first two training sessions were very much both a challenge and a success. There was a strong need, and I was really pleased to be able to help these women acquire the basic principles and understanding to maximise their chances  of success. I really appreciated the discussion with the attendees and their desire to really learn. Clarifying the details of the tender is really the key step in the process for the supplier: after examining the documents and evaluating one’s own capacity to meet the bid’s requirements, one must not hesitate to contact the buyer to seek more details. It is at this stage that a lot of applications fail, simply because they have not properly understood the buyer’s needs.”

‘’N’ap fòme metrès biznis yo pou yo  ka patisipe  nan zafè mache piblik !’Mwen te vle montre  se pa yon bagay twò difisil pou rantre nan apèldòf !! Sa ki pi enpòtan se konprann tout sa ki nan dokiman yo, respekte ak  aplike yo. Epi sitou gade si ou menm gen kapasite, lajan ak  materyèl pou reponn apèldòf sa yo. Se byen konprann sa achtè a  vle, ofri’l sa ki pi bon pou li nan pi bon pri ! ‘’

 Your next PDM-H training session: all of our training sessions are free and are provided solely to businesses registered with PDM-H. Advanced registration is essential which can be done by contacting Daphnée Blaise on 2491 1002 or by email blaise@pdtglobal.org

 Module 1: for businesses who are not very familiar with the procurement methods and processes.

                          When: Every Thursday from 9:00am  to 1:30pm from 14 October 2010 at our premises at Tabarre.

 Module 2: currently under development, this module should be available from mid-November et will look at a specific aspect of procurement.

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Les 29 et 30 septembre 2010, 26 femmes entrepreneures (ou leurs représentants) ont suivi une formation sur la passation des marchés dans les locaux de PDM-H à Tabarre.

C’était la première fois que PDM-H  ouvrait les sessions de formation, et elles ont été un réel succès !

Une formation adaptée aux participantes

Cette première session de formation sur la passation des marchés d’une durée de 3 heures, qui a été réservée en avant première aux femmes entrepreneures, est maintenant disponible à toutes les entreprises ayant pas ou peu de notions de la passation des marchés.

L’objectif de la formation est de donner aux entreprises haïtiennes les notions fondamentales de la passation des marchés : expliquer ce qu’est la passation des marchés, les processus des acteurs (l’acheteur  et le fournisseur), ainsi que  les documents d’appels d’offres qui forment un ensemble complexe et considéré souvent comme obscur.

De nombreuses interactions entre femmes

Les participantes se sont montrées très intéressées et interactives, comme l’ont montré les nombreux  échanges avec Marie-Fransonnette Prussien, formatrice au sein de PDM-H, mais aussi entre les participantes. Beaucoup ont d’ailleurs profité de cette réunion pour échanger leurs coordonnées, travailler ensemble  et pourquoi pas un jour s’allier pour une future soumission ?

L’accent a été mis sur l’étape de la clarification de l’appel d’offre

Comme le dit Marie-Fransonnette Prussien, ‘’ces deux premières formations ont vraiment été un challenge et une réussite. Le besoin était là, et moi-même j’étais satisfaite de pouvoir  aider ces femmes à acquérir les principes de base et la méthodologie afin de maximiser leurs chances de réussites. J’ai beaucoup apprécié les échanges avec les participantes et leur volonté de vraiment comprendre. La clarification de l’appel d’offre est vraiment l’étape clé du processus pour le fournisseur : après l’analyse des documents et son auto-évaluation, il ne faut pas hésiter à appeler ou contacter l’acheteur pour demander des précisions. C’est à cette étape que beaucoup de dossiers sont perdus, faute d’avoir bien cerné les exigences de l’acheteur.’’

‘’N’ap fòme metrès biznis yo pou yo  ka patisipe  nan zafè mache piblik !’Mwen te vle montre  se pa yon bagay twò difisil pou rantre nan apèldòf !! Sa ki pi enpòtan se konprann tout sa ki nan dokiman yo, respekte ak  aplike yo. Epi sitou gade si ou menm gen kapasite, lajan ak  materyèl pou reponn apèldòf sa yo. Se byen konprann sa achtè a  vle, ofri’l sa ki pi bon pou li nan pi bon pri ! ‘’

Vos rendez vous PDM-H : Toutes nos formations sont gratuites, et sont données uniquement aux entreprises enregistrées avec PDM-H. Il faut réserver à l’avance auprès de Mme Daphnee Blaise au 2941 1002 ou par email blaise@pdtglobal.org

–          Module 1 : pour les entreprises qui sont peu familières avec les méthodes et processus de passation des marchés

                                     Quand :      Tous les jeudis de 9h à 13h30 à compter du 14 octobre 2010 dans nos locaux à Tabarre.

–          Le module 2 , en préparation, devrait être disponible à compter de la mi-novembre et portera sur un aspect spécifique de la passation des marchés 

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2 Comments

  1. Alexandra king says:

    All these training is just a way to show the Canadian government yes PDM-H is doing training. PDM-H knows already who will get the contract. People don’t be fooled by that one. Haitians need to create their own prosperity by social innovation. Stop depending on those fools who have no idea what they are doing, hired incompetent and disgraceful people to represent them and corrupted within their organization to do something good for the private sector.

    PDT has a very good tool to help the private sector, it would help only if the senior staff making decision was not corrupted with no scruples, no interest to benefit Haiti, only an already privilege niche is getting the info before bids are publish.

    If PDT had any respect for Haitians at all they will make sure they follow the requirement of the Canadian Government to have their senior official representing them speak at least the language of the country.

    From what I have heard, PDT is all talk in Haiti no real tangible help. A lot of internal meetings to decide what to do, but………… ……………………..Haitians in PDT Haiti has no voice….Only the corrupted one will SURVIVE. So PDT welcome to the thousand of wasted NGO’s in Haiti, you made the list…YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR MILLIONS TO INNOVATE BULLSHIT IN HAITI….

  2. Salim Loxley says:

    Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding PDT’s operations in Haiti. I appreciate your concern and want to clarify a few misconceptions you have noted about PDT’s work and the purpose of the Peace Dividend Marketplace. PDT’s Marketplace project provides a suite of services to Haitian businesses to help them apply for and win contracts with international organizations (IOs). We help Haitian businesses understand the procurement procedures and requirements of IOs through training sessions and one-on-one consultations. This service is free of charge and open to all interested government-registered Haitian owned businesses.

    We agree that “Haitians need to create their own prosperity…”. However, many IOs do not realize the diversity and number of capable Haitian businesses available that can provide goods and services for them and instead choose to import from foreign companies – bypassing the domestic marketplace. We feel this is a serious lost opportunity to ensure that aid not only helps to rebuild Haiti, but also, that it makes its way into the hands of Haitians through the generation of new job opportunities and the development of local business. In addition to the training outlined above, PDT addresses this problem by providing information on the local private sector through its Business Portal, matchmaking services, tender distribution, and advocacy for Haiti First procurement and employment policies. Currently there are 1,500 verified Haitian businesses registered in our supplier directory List and the number is growing every day.

    PDT does not get involved with the contract negotiation process and we do not have any involvement or influence on the selection of winning bids. This is entirely between the buyer and the vendor and according to the buyer’s selection process.

    We appreciate all comments on our work. If we have not answered your questions, please don’t hesitate to follow-up with more. In the meantime, you can read more about PDT’s Marketplace projects in Haiti and in other countries recovering from conflict and disaster here: http://buildingmarkets.org

    Regards,

    Salim Loxley
    Country Director
    Peace Dividend Marketplace – Haiti
    haiti@pdtglobal.org
    509 2941 1001

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