The DAR-MIMAROPA recently conducted a two-day workshop on procurement of goods and services to familiarize members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on the proper procedures in procurement processing.
Assistant Regional Director Lilibeth Lee emphasized the duty of each member and encouraged them to actively participate during the discussion to have a common understanding on the procurement processes.
“The methodology we used in the workshop was participatory approach where role-playing was done to simulate actual processes of procurement from the pre-procurement process until awarding of contract and the notice to proceed,” explained Lee.
Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Ferdinand De Gala, also the Regional BAC Vice-Chairman, stressed that “more than the process, it is the accountability and responsibility of being a BAC member that matters. All BAC members should know what RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) is all about.”
Regional Director Erlinda Pearl Armada challenged the participants to always do and know the right thing. “This time let us fully utilize our personnel. One must know every operation in the Department. Everyone must be accountable in every activity that we do. We are not in the production line like before.”
Participants in the workshop were the regional and provincial BAC members - chairman, vice chairman, members/provisional members, secretariat and the technical working group.
The two-day procurement process simulation workshop was held at the BSA Twin Towers in Mandaluyong City. (Gefelyn A. Goleng)
Regional Director Erlinda Pearl Armada (seated center) pose for a souvenir photo with the officers and members of Bids and Awards Committee.
RD Armada speaking before the BAC participants.
BAC participants in one of the simulation activities of the workshop.