The Coalition Against Corruption, CAC, is calling on all organizations, especially on the BCBP, who are committed to the advocacy of HONESTY in government transactions to participate in a one-day training (free) on February 18, 2011 at the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas Conference Hall, 372 Cabildo St., Laiko Bldg, Intramuros, Manila from 8am-5pm.
BCBP’s BOT Chairman Bobby Atendido strongly urges BCBP members to attend this one-day training. Those interested may contact Joey Avellana, National Service Coordinator for Programs and Services (NSC PSD), or Loy Judan c/o BCBP National Office, tel 819-0052 for reservations as official BCBP participants.
The Government Procurement Reform Act otherwise known as R.A. 9184 for Bids and Awards Committee Volunteer Observers will be extensively discussed. There will also be a special session on Observers’ Core Values presented by the LAIKO president and Co-Chair of the CACF-BBC-LAIKO Government Procurement Monitoring Committee. Details are in the linked documents below.
The BCBP signed a Memorandum of Understanding last November 9, 2010, with the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC), the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference for Human Development (BBC) and Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (LAIKO)’s Government Procurement Monitoring Committee to field observers in all stages of the procurement process in implementing Section 13 of Republic Act No. 9184, the Government Procurement Reform Act. This training is the initial step in implementing this MOU.
The BCBP has the distinct task of bringing our Lord into the marketplace especially through its major advocacy – its BE HONEST CAMPAIGN. Therefore, the BCBP believes it is the responsibility of its nationwide organization of member businessmen and professionals to assist and unify their efforts with the CAC-BBC-LAIKO group in fighting graft and corruption in the government procurement process, and to use its efforts and resources to uphold and advance the principles of good and effective governance in public procurement.