Public Works Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr. said that the seminar would not only inform the participants on the detailed process of the procurement in the government but it will also encourage them to be part of the DPWH efforts in combating graft and corruption by strictly enforcing the provisions of the RA 9184.
"Majority of the DPWH projects are being under taken by contract, this seminar will help to assure the overall effective implementation of these projects especially during the procurement activities," Ebdane said.
A total of 30 participants, composed of administrative officers and legal officers who are members of Bids and Wards Committee or Secretariat from the 16 DPWH regional offices attended the seminar.
Assistant Secretary Jaime Pacanan, in-charge of DPWH AMMS Operation said among the topics discussed are the Procurement Planning and Reporting Process, Rules in Procurement of Civil Works, Goods and Consultancy Service and Standard Bidding Document Requirements.
The guest speaker is DPWH Bureau of Research and Standards Director Antonio Molano Jr. who is also a member of the Government Procurement Board.