Government Procurement Reform Act - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Government Procurement Reform Act


Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang reminds gov't agencies, LGUs: Post procurement notices on web

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Malacañang tells government offices, GOCCs, and state schools to abide by the Government Procurement Reform Act's provisions on publicizing invitations for bidding and requests for expression of interest

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document provided by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman and President Dante Jimenez on the sidelines of The Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-agriculture chief Proceso Alcala barred from gov't service

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman, in two separate decisions, finds Alcala guilty of grave misconduct

File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The officers including retired Rear Admiral Cecil Chen allegedly violated the Government Procurement Reform Act

Ex-Comelec chief Abalos charged for graft over car purchases

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

A bail bond of P30 000 has been recommended by the Ombudsman

NEW CASE. After having been acquitted from an electoral sabotage case and the NBN-ZTE case, former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr (center) faces graft charges before the Sandiganbayan. File hoto by Jose Del/Rappler

COA: Office of the Ombudsman broke procurement rules in 2014

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:15 PM

UPDATED State auditors say the Office of the Ombudsman had unimplemented procurement worth P183 9 million or 65 of its Annual Procurement Plan for that year The Ombudsman says no procurement regulations were violated

CAN STILL BE AMENDED. The Office of the Special Prosecutor insists that the plunder case against several government officials can still be amended. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman

Duterte to COA: Lowest bidder won’t get gov’t contracts

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has told state auditors that he would not follow the rule on awarding contracts to the lowest bidder – which is mandated by law – as it is the source of corruption in government procurement

DUTERTE'S DECLARATIONS. President Duterte speaks to soldiers at AFP Medical Center on August 2, 2016. Photo by Robinson Niñal/PPD

Ex-health chief Ona, two other former DOH execs face graft charges

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The charges stem from an anomalous P392M hospital project says the Ombudsman which has also ordered the 3 to be disqualified from holding public office

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Puerto Princesa mayor, city officials face complaint over bidding

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Mayor Lucilo Bayron and members of the city s bids and awards committee face a complaint before the Ombudsman over an allegedly questionable bidding process

COMPLAINT. Puerto Princesa city officials face a complaint before the Ombudsman over the questionable procurement and bidding for heavy equipment. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman

BuCor execs face charges over Bilibid project bidding

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The Ombudsman says that in 2012 BuCor executives split the project into 4 contracts to evade the required public bidding They awarded them to preferred suppliers who are also facing charges

RESHUFFLE. The reshuffle of prison guards at the National Bilibid Penitentiary is ongoing, says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Rappler

Graft raps vs 11 ex-GSIS execs over 'anomalous' project award

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED Ex GSIS president Winston Garcia a candidate in the 2016 polls questions the case s timing

SHORTLIST. The Judicial and Bar Council submits names to possibly fill the 6 remaining posts at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

COA: DILG at fault for P3.8-B BFP procurement delay

Sep 30, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection combats fire lacking basic protective gear

FIREFIGHTERS. The Bureau of Fire Protection is in dire need of more modern equipment. EPA file photo

PH Navy OKd P340M supply deals w/o public bidding - COA

Jan 25, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Aside from entering into procurement contracts without public bidding state auditors found the Philippine Navy paid for the transactions through cash advances a practice prohibited under current rules

AUDIT FINDING. In photo: Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Contractors with defective projects can't bid - DPWH

Dec 22, 2012 - 2:08 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways DPWH puts its foot down and says contractors with defective projects will no longer be eligible to bid for future government projects