Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Institute of Continuing Professional Development
A total of 36 new procurement specialists received their certifications for the Certified Public Procurement Specialist Basic Course last April 28, from the Institute of Continuing Professional Development of the Open University System (OUS – ICPD), in collaboration with the Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO). A virtual awarding ceremony was held for this second batch of specialists who completed the rigorous requirements of the 54-hour training sessions.
The participants came from 20 institutions, majority of which are government agencies and state colleges and universities. Agencies include DPWH, DOLE, DOT, Quirino State University, Caraga State University, Batanes State University, Apayao State University, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Batangas Medical Center, DENR-Central, Benguet State University, Apayao State University, University of Rizal System, Biliran Provincial State University, Personiv, Palompon Institute of Technology, PUP Procurement Office, Palawan State University, Bulacan Agricultural State College, PUP Accounting Office, and Tarlac Agricultural University.
This is the second batch for the basic course for procurement since the OUS-ICPD and GPPB-TSO partnership was formed. This is also the first time the course was conducted through online. The training provided an orientation and updates on the principles and practices of Public Procurement as well as the best practices that are relevant in trainee-specific fields and tasks. Dr. Carina S. Cruz, Dir. Peter Paul Soliva, Dr. Cheryl G. Ramos, Dir. Rosa Maria Clemente, Ms. Gracela A. Ortiz, Engr. Antonio M. Bautista, Engr. Gilbert C. Modroy and Atty. Anthony Raymond Velicaria served as trainers who shared their knowledge, experiences, and expertise.
ICPD will be running its 3rd batch for Public Procurement Certified Procurement Specialist Basic Course this August and the intermediate course or the level 2 before the end of this year.
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