City, DBM forge pact for Zambo sub-depot PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:08

The Procurement Service, a government agency attached to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the City Government of Zamboanga will formally enter into an agreement for the joint operation of the Zamboanga sub-depot that will offer cheaper but good quality office supplies for local government units in Zamboanga Peninsula and nearby areas.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Mayor Celso Lobregat will be the principal signatories in the memorandum of agreement with Procurement Service (PS) Executive Director Estanislao Granados, Jr. and DBM Regional Director Nilda Cemine as witnesses. The formal signing will be done on Friday, May 25 at 10am coinciding with the launching and opening of the Zamboanga sub-depot at the City Coliseum.

Based on the agreement, the city government through the City Budget Office under Virginia Gara will manage the operation of the sub-depot with the PS and DBM regional office.

The City Coliseum (now Mayor Vitaliano Agan coliseum) in Tetuan will be temporarily used as warehouse until such time that the city government will be able to find a permanent site for the facility. The city government will designate a city staff or employees to handle depot operations with a manpower of at least 8.

Mayor Lobregat said the Zamboanga Sub-depot will cater to the common-use supplies and other equipment needs of local government units and national government agencies within the region and nearby areas.

The establishment of sub-depots in the country is intended to raise compliance to the new procurement law.

The inauguration and opening of the sub-depot in Zamboanga will be held at 10am on May 25 with Sec. Abad as guest of honor. Mayor Lobregat will welcome the guests while Atty. Granados will give the inspirational message. City Budget Officer Rodel Agbulos will introduce the guest of honor while Dir. Cemine will close the program.

The  Procurement Service will provide stocks door-to-door in accordance with the supply requirements of the province, its component LGUs, national agencies within the Province and national and local agencies in the neighbouring provinces.

The DBM on the other hand, will provide marketing support and supervision over the sub-depot and the regional director shall act as the regional supervisor for all sub-depots in the region.

The  establishment of sub-depots in the country is provided under section 6 d of Administrative Order No. 17 dated July 28, 2011 which encourages LGUs to establish depots in their locality as part of their economic enterprise activity.

The sub-depot will be a storehouse of common-use supplies, materials and equipment, for the requirements of the national and local agencies within Region 9 and neighboring regions, including government corporations and local government units. — Sheila Covarrubias