DBM Secretary graces
inauguration of Procurement Service Depot in Region 8
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – Budget Secretary Rolando G. Andaya, Jr., is expected
to grace the formal inauguration and blessing of the new building of
the Procurement Service Depot in Region, which is located adjacent to
the DBM-Region 8 Building.
DBM Region 8 Director
Imelda Laceras informed that several Central Office Officials and
other regional officials are also expected to attend the September 24,
2009 inauguration of the new PS Depot building.
The thanksgiving mass
will start at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon with Rev. Msgr. Ramon A.
Aguilos, Rev. Father Ronel Taboso and Rev. Father Erlito A. Maraya
The Ribbon Cutting and
Unveiling of the Marker of the new building will be done by the
Honorable DBM Secretary together with Atty. Estanislao C. Granados,
Jr., the PS-DBM Executive Director, PA for Eastern Visayas Cynthia
Nierras, DBM Undersecretary Mario Relampagos, DBM Secretary Evelyn
Guerrero, RDC 8 Chairman Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento, Col. Arnaldo F.
Fernandez Jr., who is the commander of the 53rd Engineer Brigade of
the Philippine Army, and the governors of the 6 provinces in Eastern
Col. Arnaldo Fernandez
and Lt. Col. Krestofel A. Kiamco, commander of the 546 Engineer
Battalion in Borongan, Eastern Samar will turn over the keys of the
building to Atty. Granados and Director Laceras after which, the
Message of the Keynote Speaker Secretary Andaya will take place.
Procurement Service Depot (PS Depot) was opened in the Region in
connection with the government objective to centralize government
procurement pursuant to RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act.
Procurement Service depot operates as the center where all
transactions related to procurement of supplies and equipment needed
in every government agency will be facilitated. Every year, all the
national government agencies in the region are to furnish DBM 8 with
the list of the usual supplies and equipment requirements to enable
the agency to determine the stocking requirement for the Regional
Procurement Service Depot.
Section 63 of RA 9184
provides for the organization of a Government Procurement Policy Board
to protect national interest in all matters affecting public
procurement, having due regard to the country's regional and
international obligations, to formulate and amend whenever necessary
the IRR and the corresponding standard forms for procurement, to
ensure that Procuring Entities regularly conduct procurement training
programs and prepare procurement operations manual for all offices and
agencies of government and to conduct an annual review of this Act and
recommend any amendments thereto as maybe necessary.
In addition to the
powers granted under this Act, the GPPB shall absorb all the powers,
functions and responsibilities of the Procurement Policy Board created
under Executive Order No. 359, series of 1989. All affected functions
of the Infrastructure Committee of the National Economic and
Development Authority Board are hereby transferred to the GPPB.
The GPPB shall be
composed of the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management,
as Chairman, the Director-General of the National Economic and
Development Authority, as Alternate Chairman, with the following as
Members: the Secretaries of the Departments of Public Works and
Highways, Finance, Trade and Industry, Health, National Defense,
Education, Interior and Local Government, Science and Technology,
Transportation and Communications, and Energy, or their duly
authorized representatives and a representative from the private
sector to be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the
GPPB. The GPPB may invite a representative from the Commission on
Audit to serve as a resource person.