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Philippines Procurement Reform Program

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    Procurement Reform Program

    Philippines

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    Key Challenges Identified

    Monitoring Compliance

    Quasi-judicial?

    Administrative resolution of procurement protests

    Should it investigate and assist in prosecution?

    Relationship with Anti-Corruption Agencies

    Evaluate Effectiveness of Reform Compliance vs. Effectiveness

    Development of tools

    Public vigilance

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    Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS)

    central electronic portal that serves as the primary and definitivesource of information on all government procurement activities

    Key Features Currently Being Implemented:

    Electronic Bulletin Board

    Posting of procurement opportunities, notices of awards,

    electronic distribution of bid documents and notification of

    amendments

    Registry Registry of all manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, contractors

    and consultants including government agencies

    Electronic Catalogue

    A centralized price list of common use goods, supplies, materialsand equipment

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    Key Features Currently Being Implemented:

    Virtual Store

    Supports online procurement of both common and

    non-common use item

    Pilot implementation August to October 2010

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    Additional Features

    Electronic Bidding/Electronic Payment

    Supports implementation of e-bid

    submission processes Target implementation 1st Quarter of

    2011

    System Design (2010)

    Resolution of policy issues

    System Acceptance (Design, Simulation,

    Performance, Security) by 2011

    Issuance of rules for e-bidding

    Training & Phased implementation (2011-

    2013)

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    Additional Features

    Electronic Payment

    Supports e-payment functions to pay for goods

    purchased from the Virtual Store

    Facilitates electronic transfer of funds to and from

    agencies to suppliers

    Target implementation 2011

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    Issues Addressed:

    Transparency

    Wider dissemination of procurement information

    Competitiveness

    Equal opportunity

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    Sustainable Training Program

    GPPB maintains a continuing training program to adequately

    equip procurement practitioners with knowledge and skills to

    help them perform their functions more efficiently and

    effectively

    Formed teams of regional trainers to handle training at

    the LGU level (March 2004)

    Partnered with selected state SUCs to conduct training for

    NGAs and SUCs (October 2005)

    Professionalism & Training initiatives

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    Compliance and Capability Monitoring

    GPPB monitors agencies compliance with the procurement law using

    various capacity building and assessment tools

    Developed the Agency Procurement Performance/Compliance

    Indicators (2006 - 2009)

    Developed and pilot-tested a Procurement Modular Syllabi (May

    August 2009)

    In the process of creating a career stream for public procurement

    practitioners (June 2010)

    On-going project with the League of Cities of the Philippines assisting 9

    pilot cities (until end of 2010)

    On-going study on protest mechanism and creation of an independent

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    Technical Assistance

    Technical assistance is provided using various media (e.g.,

    internet, telephone, and print)

    Issues opinions

    Receives walk in queries Operates a help desk using the following media:

    Telephone

    Instant messaging

    Email Maintains an online forum where procurement

    practitioners and private sector interact and discuss

    procurement concerns

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    Intended Results:

    Finalization and implementation of training modules

    Accredit training institutions (conduct competency tests,

    foundation and appreciation courses etc.)

    Establishment of Procurement Units

    Creation of a career stream for public procurement practitioners

    vis-a-vis amendments in compensation structure (position and

    salary grade)

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    Legal reforms

    Harmonization

    Alignment with International Best Practices

    Learning from Experience Concerns raised by procuring entities, bidders and

    observers

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    Other initiatives

    Anti-Corruption Initiatives:

    Uniform but dynamic procurement policies

    Balance between rule and practice Feedback mechanism

    Responsive to current issues (commercial, political,

    international)

    Link to other reforms (e.g., financial management, civilservice, anti-corruption)

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    Anti-Corruption Initiatives:

    Develop and equip operational network of procurement

    champions

    Government (national and local), Civil Society, Private

    Sector, Development Partners

    GPPB as focal point

    Capacity development Anti-corruption communication plan (e.g., identification

    of red flags)

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    Maraming Salamat Po.

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