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Women in Public Procurement

Public procurement: a tool to boost women’s economic empowerment Dominican Republic launches initiatives to promote women-owned MSMEs in public procurement


Empowering women in Dominican Republic Since

September

2012,

the

General

Directorate

of

Public

Procurement has designed and implemented policies and programs to contribute to women's economic empowerment, using public procurement as a tool to promote the economic empowerment of women and the development of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), as well as the country’s productive sectors.

AMOUNT AWARDED TO WOMEN* 2005 - Aug. 2012

Sept. 2012 - Dec. 2017

US$ 140 M

US$ 1.1 B

US$ 1,258,654,798 PERFORMANCE OF THE PROCUREMENT REGISTRY: WOMEN ENROLLED 99

2005

276

449

2006 2007

150

427

452

553

1,466

3,243

2,953

1,833

1,612

1,623

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2,812

12,324

US$ 1.118 B* (89%) btwn sept. 2012 & dec. 2017

US$ 126 M*

awarded to women in 2017 only


12,324 women enrolled in the Public Procurement Registry between September 2012 and December 2017,reaching a total of 15,136 women ever registered. This represents a growth of over 400% in five years. Mostly, women are micro entrepreneurs who own family businesses and seek to develop their enterprises to carry forward their families and their communities.

Dominican Republic’s public procurement in stats Awarded to women:

76,330

(69%)

71,664

contracts, purchase orders & services between Sept. 2012 - Dec. 2017, for a total of

110,509

15,136

8,841 556

14%

Total suppliers

Women suppliers

Women enrolled as a natural person

Women enrolled as MSMEs as certified** by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce

332 Microentrepreneurs

26%

148 Small entrepreneurs

60%

76 Medium-sized enterprises

(**) = The MIC certifies ellegible MSMEs to provide access to public funding, grants & other benefits


Women and productive sectors The sectors where the registry has experienced growth respond to government's policies of turning public procurement into a tool for the development of women and their enterprises. By December 2017, 15.136 women registered as State's suppliers. Of a total of 55 activities, 6 have over 5,000 registered as women-run and women-owned micro, small, medium or natural person enterprises.

AWARDS TO WOMEN BY PRODUCTIVE SECTOR*

Food & Surveillance Medical beverages & security supplies, pharma, labs

Furniture

School Transport & Consulting supplies maintenance

PROCUREMENT REGISTRY: ACTIVITIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WOMEN ENROLLED 8,551

6,738

6,319

Industrial Research Mining, production & Engineering Petroleum manufacturing & tech gas

5,874

5,642

5,597

Household Building Construction supplies & maintenace supplies

US$ 18 M

US$ 9 M

US$ 17 M

US$ 99 K

US$ 25 MM

US$ 2 MM

US$ 31 MM

Sept 2012 - Dec 2017

US$ 7 M

US$ 36 M

US$ 2 M

US$ 40 MM

US$ 21 MM

US$ 47 M

US$ 1.9 M

US$ 107 M

US$ 46 M

2005 - Aug 2012

Textiles


Women in construction In construction alone, women were awarded US $889 M between September 2012 and December 2017, for an increase of 594% in five years.

36,016

Total suppliers enrolled in the contruction sector

24,298 Active suppliers in construction

7,582 Women enrolled in the construction sector SUPPLIERS BY GENTED CONSTRUCTION SECTOR* 7,582

26,441

1,993

Female

Male

Not specified

What is the category preferred by women in the construction sector?

Professional Enginneering Services


The amount of women trained in public procurement surpasses that of men by

12% Training

15,046 women trained, between September 2012 & December 2017 from a total of

28,417 people

Trainings on DR’s eProcurement system

3,924 women trained on using eProcurement from a total of

6,872

57%

people

2,936 male 3,924 female

43%


Opportunities throughout the country When speaking about women's contract awards around the country, between September 2012 & December 2017 69% of the awarding was carried out in the Distrito Nacional and 19% in the province of Santo Domingo. Government policies have stimulated the level of provincial engagement of women throughout the territory, with a very favorable percentage growth in five years.

PROVINCES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WOMEN SUPPLIERS

PROVINCES WITH THE LOWEST NUMBER OF WOMEN SUPPLIERS

Distrito Nacional 6,822

Pedernales

11

Santo Domingo

Independencia

17

3,687

Santiago

992

Elías Piña

21

San Cristóbal

424

San José de Ocoa

33

La Vega

375

Stgo. Rodríguez

37

Duarte

324

Dajabón

41

San Juan de la Maguana Province with the greatest growth in awards to women

US$ 9.61 MM

between Sept. 2012 & Dec. 2017


eProcurement system the tool to access over 83k business opportunities The online management tool for public procurement controls & automates over 40 commands & requirements. Business intelligence

Overview Dashboards

Citizen access

Online Offers Online supplier’s Registry

Payment enquiries Contract & delivery mgmt.

Automated alerts

Register now on

www.comprasdominicana.gob.do/portaltransaccional

More info? For further assistance, drop us a note at: asistenciatecnica@dgcp.gob.do To receive trainings on the eProcurement use, email us at capacitaciones@dgcp.gob.do

(*) = Exchange rate as of Dec. 2017 (US$1 = RD$48.1989) as announced by the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank http://bit.ly/2D7MW3i

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