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DSWD fights for accountability and transparency in government procurement

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On Monday, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo emphasized the significance of accountability and openness in government procurement as per Republic Act (RA) 9184, often known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act.”

DSWD has held an executive briefing to familiarize the agency’s top management and key workers with RA 9184 and its implementing rules and regulations in order to ensure this drive (IRR).

This is a component of the department’s initiative to professionalize and guarantee the effective operation of the Technical Working Groups, the Bids and Award Committee system, and all procurement divisions.

As public workers, we must make sure that government resources are used wisely, correctly, and efficiently and must be in line with the criteria given under the Reform Act, Tulfo stated in his statement, highlighting the significance of the law.

He stated that the briefing is appropriate and will particularly assist the new management and other important people in developing a thorough understanding of the law. The reorientation workshop, he continued, is crucial for reviewing how the DSWD complies with the legislation.

Attorney Omar Alexander Romero, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd), and Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Recognized Trainer provided a thorough and in-depth explanation of RA 9184’s requirements to aid the DSWD in understanding them.

Romero stressed the significance of thoroughly comprehending the legislation, stating that by doing so, “we are able to help others proceed with their procurement tasks with confidence.”

“There should be no issue if the goal is to maximize government value using nothing but the legal requirements as a guide. The law of procurement is really simple, he claimed.

The resource person also emphasized to people working in the procurement sector that they had a responsibility as public servants. Because we use public monies, we are responsible for our deeds and operations. We merely serve as stewards. We are merely the Filipino people’s agents.

With the thorough discussion, the DSWD intended that all agency procurement professionals would have a common knowledge of the legislation, paving the way for the creation of a transparent procurement system that benefits the Filipino people.


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