Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PCAARRD conducts public procurement seminar for Iloilo R&D project implementers

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) in coordination with Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) conducted a “Seminar and Sharing of Good Practices in Public Sector Procurement” at Smallville  21 Hotel  last September 8-9, 2015. The training aimed to enhance the capacity and capability of those involved in procurement to facilitate the implementation of R&D projects. The Iloilo leg is a part of a seminar series  conducted nationwide in  Los Baños, Baguio City, Cebu City , Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.
In Iloilo City, the participants from PCAARRD project implementing institutions such as SEAFDEC-AQD, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Department of Agriculture RO 6 and WVSU attended the seminar.    

Director Renato M. De Vera, Director of DBM Region IV-B and member of GPPB Composite Team of Trainers served as the lecturer and resource speaker during the two-day seminar.  The important topics covered by the seminar included the following topics: (1) Procurement Planning Updates/Amendments to RA 9184 and its IRR; (2)  Guidelines of procedures of the procurement of goods, infrastructure and consulting services; (3) Alternative  modes of procurement; (4) Negotiated procurement; (5) New issuances and amendments and their implications. An assessment and evaluation of issues and concerns regarding procurement cases was also tackled by the resource speaker.             

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