PhilGEPS Celebrates 10 Years of Transparency and Accountability PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 February 2011

November 22, 2010 marked 10 years since Executive Order No. 322 was signed into law. EO 322 is the law that required all national government agencies, instrumentalities and government-owned and/or controlled corporations to participate in the electronic procurement system.

 Welcome Guests

The day was commemorated by PhilGEPS officials and staff together with guests from the Procurement Service, GPPB-TSO and development partners from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and from CoSTPhils, Inc. The activities began with a Eucharistic Celebration by Fr. Benjo Ledesma. It was followed by a short program wherein the PhilGEPS honored five client agencies for abiding by the rules and faithfully complying with the posting of their entity’s bid opportunities, supplements and notices in the PhilGEPS. The five agencies were the Province of Rizal, City of Dipolog, University of the Philippines, Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the Department of Public Works and Highways - Bulacan 1st District Engineering Office.

PhilGEPS Staff and Guests

The PhilGEPS likewise paid tribute to Director Estanislao Granados and Director Rosa Clemente for leading and nurturing the organization and for their determination to fulfil PhilGEPS’ mandates and objectives. Also given due recognition were members of the PhilGEPS family, namely: Mr. Joele Eayte who heads the Operations and Training Division, Ms. Mary Ann Gutierrez, Ms. Jane Dacumos and Mr. Jaime Tecson for their dedication and loyalty in serving the PhilGEPS for close to ten years.

PhilGEPS Precious Awards for its dedicated Staff

PhilGEPS has been the government’s leading tool for promoting transparency and accountability in public procurement. It has become a very effective instrument in the fight against corruption and in stimulating greater productivity. Suppliers acknowledge the fact that the procurement playing field has been levelled via the PhilGEPS and small and medium sized enterprises are given equal opportunity in public bid projects. The government’s spending of valuable taxpayer’s money through procurement of goods, infrastructure and services is made available for stakeholders to view through the country’s lone portal which hosts these valuable bid information.

It has been ten years that government procurement agents and suppliers have been bridged and brought together by the PhilGEPS. We look forward to more years of being the leading tool for reforms in procurement as we launch more initiatives to being the government’s total e-procurement solutions provider with functionalities in the system such as the Virtual Store, Expanded Supplier Registry, E-Payment and E-Bidding that will be launched by 2011.

 

 
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