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Instead of bidding, COA chief wants shopping portal for common supplies

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:19 AM

'The focus has really been more on accountability. But has this greater focus on accountability achieved its purpose?' says audit chairman Michael Aguinaldo

PROCUREMENT. COA Chairman Michael Aguinaldo proposes using the system of the government fares agreement to the procurement of common use supplies. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pangasinan State University officials face probe for not posting bid award notices

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Commission on Audit recommends that the Ombudsman investigate school officials for not complying with the law when they purchased office supplies worth P2.144 million

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

DBM procurement body bidding P198.8-billion contracts 'legal'

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Procurement for non-common use items of various government agencies can be done by the Procurement Service, says the Government Procurement Policy Board

LATEST ACCUSATION. Attached agencies under the Department of Budget and Management answer to House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr's latest accusations against Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Photos by Darren Langit/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

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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

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Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Criminal charges filed vs ex-VP Binay over Makati building

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE Former vice president Jejomar Binay faces charges of graft falsification of documents and violation of the Government Procurement Act

CRIMINAL CHARGES. Two weeks after he steps down from the vice presidency, Jejomar Binay is slapped with criminal charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by John Javellana

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

DOTC invites foreign rail experts to maintain MRT3

Sep 15, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Department of Transportation and Communications says it targets to award the P4 3 billion 91 95 million MRT3 maintenance contract in October

BRINGING GLOBAL EXPERTISE. Aside from the 4 groups, MRT3's Roman Buenafe says 3 more foreign companies bought bid documents for the maintenance contract

DOTC: New long-term MRT3 maintenance provider in January

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The transportation department says it has invited several established reputable foreign expert groups to maintain the railway system for 3 years

NEGOTIATED PROCUREMENT. The new long-term maintenance provider will take over from these 7 multi-discipline contractors when their services expire in January 2016.

Where are we after Yolanda?

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Now is also the time to examine closely what worked and did less so and make the structural fixes required to further enhance capacity to respond and recover in the future

German-Filipino joint venture bags MRT3 maintenance contract

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The 6 month contract starting July 5 is the largest component of MRT3’s maintenance requirement

DOTC to MRT3 riders: 'Expect improvements soon'

Jun 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The DOTC makes the pronouncement after it awards 4 maintenance contracts with 3 more on the way for the much criticized mass railway transit system

MRT passenger holds on to the door signal light in a crowded train on a weekend.

DOTC taps several contractors for MRT3

May 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Seven interim contractors will soon be tasked to operate and maintain MRT3 replacing current maintenance provider APT Global which has a long record of technical glitches and safety lapses

New MRT3 maintenance provider eyed in May

May 04, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Current MRT3 maintenance provider APT Global with an accumulating record of technical glitches and safety lapses is set to be replaced by end May DOTC says

DMCI bags P2.27B LRT2 viaduct construction project

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The government gives the construction firm 18 months to complete the viaduct or elevated gateway for the mass transit railway system s east extension

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

Gov’t changes rules on Cavite-Laguna rebidding

Dec 23, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Pre qualification documents technical and financial proposals of the CALAX project will be verified simultaneously

CALAX map courtesy of the Public-Private Partnership Center

‘Makati Science HS building also overpriced, chop-chop’

Nov 06, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Whistleblowers point to another alleged overpriced building project in Makati City

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

Reforms at DPWH save P15.45-B

Mar 20, 2013 - 12:03 PM

The reforms at the Department of Public Works and Highways resulted in more savings for the government in 2013

BETTER ROADS. The national government is investing heavily on good governance practices to attain better roads at the right prices. Photo obtained from the Department of Public Works and Highways

New e-payment system for cashless procurement

Jan 18, 2013 - 3:26 PM

The e Payment system effectively brings us to the realm of cashless transactions where procurement activities can be tracked and accounted very quickly and accurately says Budget Secretary Florencio Abad

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