Fri, 02/17/2023 - 11:25

MALAY, Aklan- More than six hundred (600) Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) members, secretariat, and technical working groups nationwide gathered at Malay, Aklan, for a three-day Seminar on Republic Act 9184 and its 2016 Revised IRR: A Refresher Course on the Salient Features of the Government Procurement Reform Act.

The Philippine Association of Records Officers and Archivists (PAROA), Inc. is organizing the event in collaboration with the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB). PAROA is a private institution that specializes in records management and training.

The 3-day training, according to PAROA, is intended to provide a sustained training program to develop the capability of BACs, BAC secretariats, TWGs, and procuring entities' procurement units.

Aside from this, the training will also enhance the knowledge and skills of the procuring entities on public procurement, whether from the National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, Barangays, State Universities and Colleges, Government Financial Institutions, and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations.

Ms. Perlita Sebiderio, President of PAROA Panay Region, warmly welcomed the attendees. She stated that procurement training is essential for improving the knowledge and skills of government personnel. She also emphasized that proper procurement procedures must be considered and prioritized at all times.

Meanwhile, GPBB Recognized Trainer Atty. Raymond Velicaria discussed the latest issuances of GPPB and Government Procurement 101. The topics include the Composition of GPPB, Functions of GPPB, Governing Principles, Key Concepts of Government Procurement, Procurement Organization, Standards Bidding Procedures, and the Philippine Procurement Paradigm.

Topics on Procurement Planning, Budget Linkage, including Early Procurement Activities and Procurement Monitoring, are also included in the said training.

Aside from the BAC members, secretariat, and TWG, some Local Chief Executives, Supply Officers, Administrative Officers, and other personnel who handle and maintain the procurement process and documentation of their agencies/offices participated in the training.

R.A. 9184 is an act providing for the Modernization, Standardization, and Regulation of the Government's Procurement Activities and for other Purposes,” otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. (JLA/ISS)