The Department of Budget and Management, the Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office and the Procurement Service – Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System conducted the first “Market Procurement Opportunities Summit” at the Chardonnay by Astoria last September 4-5, 2017. 270 participants from various government agencies and merchants transacting with the government attended the summit.
GPPB-TSO’s Executive Director Dennis S. Santiago delivering his Opening Remarks
The two-day event, served as a platform for government to showcase its procurement requirements for 2018 and prepare prospective suppliers, contractors, and consultants in bidding to fulfil the said requirements. The event also highlighted the milestones on the modernization of the PhilGEPS, and the procurement opportunities that will be made available in 2018 by the Procurement Service. Also discussed at length were the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Government Reform Act and latest innovations on the procurement reform regime such as the Green Public Procurement and how it will be implemented in government tenders.
The highlights of the first day were the discussions on the revised implementing rules and regulations of RA 9184 and introduction to Green Public Procurement (GPP). Procurement updates of the Procurement Service, and updates on PhilGEPS were also presented to the participants. Governments agencies such as the DICT, the DND and DepED also presented what they intend to procure for next year.
Discussion on the Revised IRR of RA 9184 by Deputy Executive Director Elmira Caisido-Cruz
Presentation of the PS-PhilGEPS’ procurement updates by Executive Director Bingle B. Gutierrez
Deputy Executive Director Rosa Maria M. Clemente presenting about the PhilGEPS overview and modernization
The second day was a chance for more government agencies to present their 2018 procurement requirements.
In the afternoon, merchants had a chance to consult with government agencies which had booths to showcase their programs and their procurement requirements to prospective suppliers, consultants and contractors. The designated area also served as a venue for dialogue and interaction.
The panel discussions that were held on several segments during the two-day event became an opportunity for both merchants and government agencies to air their queries, requests for clarifications, suggestions and observations.
Overall, the summit was a good mix of people all committed to improving further and strengthening the reforms in public procurement and working together towards helping the whole of government procure their requirements.
Closing Remarks by PS-PhilGEPS Executive Director Bingle B. Gutierrez: (link)
Click the link to read the Keynote Address of Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management: http://www.dbm.gov.ph/?page_id=21752