Abdullah, Ali attend COA-ARMM’s Training on RA 9184
Mr. Anwar S. Abdullah, Administrative Officer IV/Budget Officer of PSA-ARMM, and Mr. Hosni M. Ali, Administrative Officer III/Supply Officer of PSA-ARMM, attended the Seminar on Law of Procurement (Republic Act No. 9184) and the Philippine Bidding Documents conducted by the Commission on Audit of ARMM (COA-ARMM) last August 01 to 03, 2018 at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.
More than 120 employees of Local Government Units (LGUs) and agencies in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi also attended this event. They were composed of accountants, engineers, budget officers, supply officers, and members and secretariats of Bids and Awards Committees (BAC) of their respective offices. This event is in support to the current administration in pursuing for the proper procurement of a government.
In behalf of Mr. Bato S. Ali Jr., Director IV of COA-ARMM, Ms. Nona A. Imlan, State Auditor V for BaSulTa Provinces and Supervising Auditor of COA-ARMM, welcomed the participants and different resource speakers of COA-ARMM for the three-day training.
Atty. Alexander B. Mitmug, State Auditor IV and OIC Supervising Auditor of COA ARMM, presented the Overview and the General Provisions of RA 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) via audo-visual presentation (AVP) from the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) which discussed the development and importance of government procurement in the Philippines. This was followed by Atty. Mitmug’s the detailed slideshow presentation of RA 9181 and its IRR including the principles of public procurement, its methods, procedures and procurement organizations.
The Procurement Planning and Monitoring and Procedural Process-Procurement of Goods/Infrastructure Projects were discussed by Mr. Danny T. Calib, Stated Auditor IV of COA ARMM. In his presentation, he showed the Philippine Procurement Paradigm with four phases, namely, 1) Identification of the needs thru Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP), 2) Assessment by consolidating the approved Annual Procurement Plan (APP), 3) Procurement by a public bidding, and lastly, 4) Implementation of the contract.
On the second day of the training, Engr. Maulana G. Guiling, State Auditor V and Service Chief of Technical Support Office of COA-ARMM, explained the Procedural Process-Procurement of Consulting Services, Contract Implementation for Goods and Consulting Services and Infrastructure. Accordingly, amendments to order relating to the procurement of goods may be issued at any time by the procuring entity, but still subject to conditions like emergency cases or during fortuitous events.
Atty. Mitmug presented the Alternative Modes of Procurement, Protest Mechanism, Settlement of Disputes, Administrative Sanctions and Legal Assistance Indemnification of BAC Members during the last day of the training. He also addressed that other than Shopping Method of Procurement, the agencies must also try to apply Negotiated Procurement after two failed biddings and during emergency cases. In case there is a protest on the decisions of BAC, a request for reconsideration must be filed by the party concerned provided it is in accordance with Section 55 of the IRR of RA 9184.