Dr. Jerielyn V. Reyes, News, Institute of Continuing and Professional Development
The first batch of takers for Certified Procurement Specialist Intermediate Level successfully completed and received their certification from the Government Procurement Policy Board – Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) and PUP ICPD during the virtual awarding ceremony on August 30, 2023.
The participants completed the rigorous nine-day training which ran from March 8-29, 2023, and took the comprehensive examination on April 12, 2023. The participants were passers of the Certified Procurement Specialist Basic Course which is a requirement to qualify for the intermediate level. Out of 45 participants, 36 successfully passed the examination and will be qualified to take the advance level which will be offered by ICPD within the year.
The training covered different procurement practices like public expenditure management, public procurement audit, procurement fraud, procurement of consulting services, procurement of infrastructure projects, and contract management and administration.
The participants are from PUP, Departments of Budget and Management (DBM), Education (DepEd) – Pasig, Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Labor and Employment (DOLE) – National Capital Region (NCR), Tourism (DOT), and Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Other agencies include Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Presidential Management Staff (PMS), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Local Government Academy (LGA), Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Quirino State University (QSU), Palawan State University (PSU), Government Arsenal, and the Municipality of Bokod.
The pool of GPPB trainers who shared their knowledge, experiences, and expertise include Prof. Ronnie Gutierrez from the Central Luzon State University, Reynaldo Villion of the DBM Management – Regional Office II, Engr. Gilbert C. Mondroy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dr. Gilbert C. Cubillo of Cavite State University (CavSU), Dr. Cheryl Ramos of Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Antonio M. Faunillan, Jr. of DBM Region XI. They are joined by Lynn SF. Sicangco, Engr. Josue O. Mirabite, Maria Cielo M. Lampa, and Dir. Renato M. De Vera. All are GPPB recognized trainers.
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