The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) in coordination with Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) conducted a “Seminar and Sharing of Good Practices in Public Sector Procurement” at Smallville 21 Hotel last September 8-9, 2015. The training aimed to enhance the capacity and capability of those involved in procurement to facilitate the implementation of R&D projects. The Iloilo leg is a part of a seminar series conducted nationwide in Los Baños, Baguio City, Cebu City , Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.
In Iloilo City, the participants from PCAARRD project implementing institutions such as SEAFDEC-AQD, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Department of Agriculture RO 6 and WVSU attended the seminar.
Director Renato M. De Vera, Director of DBM Region IV-B and member of GPPB Composite Team of Trainers served as the lecturer and resource speaker during the two-day seminar. The important topics covered by the seminar included the following topics: (1) Procurement Planning Updates/Amendments to RA 9184 and its IRR; (2) Guidelines of procedures of the procurement of goods, infrastructure and consulting services; (3) Alternative modes of procurement; (4) Negotiated procurement; (5) New issuances and amendments and their implications. An assessment and evaluation of issues and concerns regarding procurement cases was also tackled by the resource speaker.