The Department of Justice (DOJ) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched today the DOJ Procurement Manual.
The Procurement Manual was drafted based on Republic Act 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. It is a product of consultations and validation among DOJ agency procurement units with support from the ADB.
“The manual will serve as a guide to ensure that procurement processes are efficiently carried out and at the same time promote transparency in the Department’s bidding and procurement processes in accordance with government procurement rules,” Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa said.
The Secretary lauded the members of the Procurement Manual Committee and at the same time expressed his hope for an improved procurement system in the Department that will facilitate the timely implementation of programs and projects and the judicious spending of government funds.
Chief State Counsel Ricardo V. Paras III, Bids and Awards Committee Chairperson, led the launching ceremonies. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, NBI Director Virgilio Mendez, PCGG Commissioner Ronaldo Chua, BI Associate Commissioner Gilbert Repizo, OADR Executive Director Bernadette Ongoco and other agency representatives received copies of the manual.