The Code of Ethics: A Code of Conduct for Bids and Awards Committee Observers and the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Government Procurement Reform Act, otherwise known as R.A. 9184, were presented and discussed during the February 18, 2011, meeting sponsored by the Coalition Against Corruption. Among the participants who attended was a core group of BCBP members.
There was also a special session on Observers’ Core Values presented by Mr. Edgardo J. Tria Tirona, LAIKO national president and Co-Chair of the CACF-BBC-LAIKO Government Procurement Monitoring Committee. Tirona identified the values of Competence, Dedication, Integrity, Diligence and Rule of Law, Accountability, and Punctuality as standards that BAC observers are expected to adhere to.
All BCBP members interested in becoming accredited Observers are enjoined to read and study well the documents attached below, then contact Bobby Atendido or Joey Avellana for further developments and/or schedules of relevant bids.
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.
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.