DA-NorMin’s BAC A.2 undergo a training on GPRA to enhance their knowledge and skills, with the ultimate goal of streamlining the agency’s procurement activities.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To streamline its procurement activities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) recently underwent a training on Republic Act 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA), held in this city.

GPRA refers to the law providing for the modernization, standardization and regulation of the procurement activities of the government, covering a national government agency like DA.

Mustered in the capability building were the DA-10 officials and personnel involved in the procurement process, particularly the updated composition of the agency’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)-A.2 which handles infrastructure projects, other goods and services.

Participants comprise of the BAC members, Technical Working Group, Secretariat and support staff, including the focal persons and representatives from DA-10’s banner programs such as Rice, Corn, High Value Crops Development, Livestock and Organic Agriculture.

Addressing the trainees, DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Milo D. delos Reyes underscored, that the procurement of the department plays a major role in accomplishing its targets, along with program and projects implementation, and correspondingly, disbursing the funds to the effect, in the overall delivery of agri services to farmers and other relevant stakeholders.

Likewise, the agri exec emphasized for the Committee to exercise due diligence in carrying out their duties and responsibilities, while highlighting for everyone to be keen in the preparation of any procurement to be undertaken, factoring in the technical specifications, budget and enabling documents.

Further, said activity is aligned with the agency’s adherence to the procurement act towards good governance, accountability, transparency, equity, efficiency and economy in all stages of its procurement transactions. # (JLO)