Contracting for Infrastructure—Lessons Learned From the U.S. Experience

May 2, 2015
2015 East Africa Environmental Risk and Opportunities Summit
Djibouti Palace Kempinski


Reginald M. Jones and Michael A. Sweet hosted the presentation, "Contracting for Infrastructure—Lessons Learned from the U.S. Experience," at the 2015 East Africa Environmental Risk and Opportunities Summit in Djibouti City. The presentation identified how East African and Middle Eastern nations could learn from the United States' deep history with the procurement of public infrastructure in order to develop their own infrastructure, preserve and protect the environment and create lasting positive legacies.

Among the issues discussed were:

  1. What are the key Federal Acquisition Regulation contract clauses?
  2. How can host nations increase their understanding of U.S. federal contracting practices?
  3. How can the lessons learned from the U.S. experience translate into ensuring that the local communities get the most out of public works contracts with other foreign nations and foreign contractors?