Discusses the legal requirements for selling to the host government, including whether the government has agreed to abide by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement or is a party to a government procurement chapter in a U.S. FTA. Specifies areas where there are opportunities.
Last Published: 7/15/2019

Mali adopted a program-based budgeting system in order to improve governance of public funds. Numerous multi-years projects and initiatives aiming to rebuild the army and security forces were adopted providing bidding opportunities to military equipment companies, including to dealers of aircraft, vehicles, helmets, bulletproof vests, firearms, uniforms, and accessories. The Government of Mali allocates 15% of its national budget to development of the agricultural sector, creating opportunities for products such as tractors, fertilizers, or seeds. Many social welfare projects, including the construction of 50,000 affordable housing units, are ongoing.  The General Directorate for Public Procurements and Public Service Delegation (DNGM-DSP) declared that more than 4,602 procurements were concluded in 2018 totaling more than $1.2 billion. These procurements were mainly funded by the national budget (59%), donors (29%), or joint funding (12%). More than 75% of public procurements were concluded through an invitation to a tender, 17% through limited tender, and 7% through mutual agreements. DNGM-DSP provides information on its website about current government plans for tenders, laws related to public tenders, and results of invitations to tenders. For more information, visit the DNGM-DSP’s website at http://www.dgmp.gouv.ml/.

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