- Written by Christine S. Palma
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 07 May 2013
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One of the criteria of Good Governance in the present administration is the compliance with Republic Act 9184, an act providing for the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of all the procurement activities of the government. The law mandates government entities to meet with fiscal reforms in procurement and bidding processes to strengthen internal governance capacity.
In this connection, DILG Region 6 conducted a two-day live-in reorientation training on RA 9184 and its updates last April 18-19, 2013 at the Highway 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. The activity aimed to strengthen the implementation of RA 9184 in the procurement operations of both the regional and field offices. Specifically, it was designed to orient new members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on the provisions of the law; to update the BAC members of the latest developments on RA 9184 and to provide the participants clear direction on the appropriate procurement procedures.
The said activity was attended by 65 participants from the Regional Office and Field Offices designated as chair or member of the BAC, BAC Secretariat and Technical Working Group. Included also as participants are the Provincial Directors and Division Chiefs and Unit Heads of the Regional Office.
On the second day of the activity, the participants were made to role play the actual conduct of BAC evaluation, i.e. actual opening of duly accomplished Request for Quotation (RFQ) from three (3) suppliers, given a specific situation. This exercise helped them to fully understand and use the theories or the learning they got from the topics discussed. An open forum was also accorded the participants the chance to make more clarifications on the different procurement modes and protocols.
Finally, it is hoped that this activity created awareness on the benefits of transparent, competitive, effective and economical procurement on government expenditures as well as a synchronized implementation of procurement procedure at all levels of DILG R6 operations. (RIO Christine S. Palma, DILG RO6)