IABAC Sponsors 1st R-IABAC Quarterly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 October 2008


The Inter-Agency Bids and Awards Committee (IABAC) successfully conducted its first quarterly meeting for the Regional Inter-Agency Bids and Awards Committee (R-IABAC) Chairpersons held at the Cherry Blossoms Hotel in Manila last June 4, 2008.

The one-day activity served as a venue for the stakeholders to discuss the common issues and concerns encountered by the R-IABAC in the conduct of their bidding activities.

The IABAC led by its Chairman – DBM Assistant Secretary Eduardo P. Opida together with Ex-Officio Member, Procurement Service (PS) Executive Director Estanislao C. Granados, Jr. discussed the issues and concerns elevated to the IABAC by the various R-IABACs. Among the attendees are as follows: Chairpersons from Regional Office (RO) I – Assistant Director Virginia B. Karganilla; RO II – Assistant Director Alice R. Trinidad; RO III – Assistant Director Elena V. Escaño; RO V – Ms. Ma. Angelita C. Cells; RO VII – OIC-Director Annabelle C. Echavez; RO VIII – Assistant Director Edmund B. Talle; RO IX – Director Gerardo F. Concepcion, Jr.; RO X – Director Alikhan B. Marohombsar; CAR – Director Liza B. Fangsilat; and CARAGA – Assistant Director Helen M. Dumayas.The dialogue with the regions focused on six (6) primary issues, namely: 1) zero stocks in PS Depots; 2) composition/constitution of R-IABAC Inspection Committee; 3) honoraria; 4) proper handling and reporting of the bid performance securities posted by the bidders/suppliers in the form of manager’s check or cash; 5) pending requests of stock transfer of common-use items that have already been paid; and 6) information dissemination.

The attendees were given the chance to voice out their proposed solutions with the view of improving the system. As agreed upon, various guidelines shall be issued by the IABAC for the purpose.

In addition, other related topics were covered such as the procurement of Drugs and Medicines under Memorandum of Agreement between PS and Philippine International Trading Center (PITC) which was discussed by Ms. Flerida G. Arias, PS Manager for Operations. Financial concerns raised by the regions were handled by Ms. Leonora J. Cuenca, PS Manager for Finance, Administration and Technical Suppot.




















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