FREEDOM INC. in coordination the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Region XIII, with conducted a training seminar on Republic Act. No. 9184, “Government Procurement Reform and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.” The training brought participants through the process of Philippine procurement and on the use of electronic procurement through the PhilGeps System. Philgeps is the central portal of all public procurement activities that provides both government agencies and suppliers a more open, transparent and competitive environment.
Particpants who completed the training/seminar became familiar with the use of PhilGeps and understood the complete procurement process and the regulations which they are expected to abide, enabled and encouraged them and their respective organizations to participate in more public bidding projects. The increased number of participating suppliers is expected to help spur competition, innovation, and value to these bidding projects.