|PFDA conducts five-day orientation on RA 9184 and its revised IRR. In a bid to revamp the regulation of its procurement activities, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) conducted an orientation on Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, also known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” (GPRA), and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations via teleconference on March 15-19, 2021.|
In a bid to revamp the regulation of its procurement activities, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) conducted an orientation on Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, also known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” (GPRA), and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations via teleconference on March 15-19, 2021.
Organized by the Human Resource Division - Administrative Services Department (HRD-ASD), the activity aims to impart and discuss the provisions of RA 9184 and its revised IRR, and to understand the law’s basic concepts and principles. Aside from that, the orientation seeks to identify how the law can be beneficial to PFDA employees, particularly the members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).
On March 15, Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Atty. Jennilyn G. Malateo-Dawayan led the discussion on the Efficient Procurement Measures During a State of Calamity or Implementation of Community Quarantine or Similar Restrictions and Electronic Submission of Procurement Reports and the Key Features of GPRA and Procurement Organizations.
Meanwhile, GPPB Recognized Trainer Mr. Josue O. Mirabite shared his knowledge on Procurement Planning and Budget Linkage including Early Procurement Activities and Standard Bidding Procedure for Consulting Services on the second and fourth day of the activity.
On the other hand, Procurement and Supply Management Division Chief Engr. Gilbert C. Mondroy was also invited to discuss the Standard Bidding Procedures for Goods and Infrastructure Projects (third day) and Alternative Methods of Procurement (fifth day).
During the webinar, it was discussed how the provisions of the act’s IRR are in line with the commitment of PFDA to promote good governance and its effort to adhere to the principles of transparency, accountability, equity, efficiency, and economy in its procurement process.
The PFDA consistently keeps track of its bidding invitations, bidding documents, notice of award, and notice to proceed on its website. This allows its stakeholders to have access to transparent procurement reports and updates.
Representatives from the PFDA Central Office and all Regional Fish Ports participated in the five-day webinar.
Ms. Mary Anne Kristine R. Ramos and Ms. Katrina Miguel from the HRD-ASD served as the moderators.
(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division with reports from the HRD-ASD)