Malaybalay City Division beefs up BAC

20131002_150427aThe Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Deped Malaybalay City attended the 3-day Training on Procurement Law and Philippine Bidding Documents conducted on September 30-October 2 and October 15-18 at COA Region XI Training Hall, Davao City. The seminar focused in developing the capability of the BAC in implementing and enforcing the procurement law.

SDS Edilberto L. Oplenaria nominated all the BAC members, BAC-Technical Working Group (TWG), and BAC Secretariats to attend the trainings on separate schedules. Participants during the first batch are: Ralph Quirog (BAC Chairman), Jutchel L. Nayra (BAC Vice-Chairman), Jasmin J. Adriatico (BAC Member), Rosie Salupado (BAC Member), Florabelle Porras (BAC Member), and Sibyl Maputi (BAC-Head Secretariat). While, Analy Ocier and Maria Concepcion Reyes (BAC Members), Luis Alajar, Jr. and Lou-Ann Cultura (BAC TWG), Ana Belen Muring, Ph.D. and Paul John Arias (BAC Secretariats) participated the second batch.

The training started with an overview of the general provisions of Republic Act No. 9184 20131017_170654aotherwise known as “Government Procurement Reform Act” and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). Succeeding topics include the following: procurement planning and budget linkage; bidding procedures and contract implementation; provisions for the procurement of infra projects, goods and services, and consulting services; alternative mode of procurement; GPPB updates, latest issuances, and Supreme Court decisions related to procurement, Administrative Order No. 17; and, offenses and penalties.

With the benefits gained, the BAC extended their gratitude to SDS Oplenaria, Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE), and to the Commission on Audit-Government Procurement Policy Board (COA-GPPB) accredited trainors for this training as imperative in the professionalization of the BAC, BAC-TWG, and BAC Secretariat as mandated by law. Certainly, this training enhanced the capability of the BAC in the implementation and enforcement of the procurement law.

The resource speakers were accredited trainors of the GPPB, namely: Noemi P. Wong, Ariel Lagmay, and Vivien G. Jumao-as from COA Region XI, Davao City. Participants came from the national government, LGUs, and other government agencies within Mindanao.

By: Jutchel L. Nayra, DPA
      Administrative Officer V