Zambo City sub-depot opens today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 May 2012 14:23

Officials from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-Manila and the Procurement Service will join Mayor Celso Lobregat in unveiling the Zamboanga sub-depot, a government depository where cheaper but good quality office supplies will be made available for local government units in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

The unveiling rite will be highlighted by the signing of the memorandum of agreement that will provide guidelines for the operation of the sub-depot, with temporary location at the City Coliseum in Tetuan.

The event will start at 10am today at the City Coliseum with LGU officials from all over the region, representatives from national government agencies and other government-owned and controlled corporations gracing the occasion.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Mayor Celso Lobregat will be the principal signatories in the MOA with Procurement Service (PS) Executive Director Estanislao Granados, Jr. and DBM Regional Director Nilda Cemine as witnesses.

The City Budget Office under Mrs. Virginia Gara will be in charge of operating the sub-depot in partnership with the DBM and PS.

The Zamboanga Sub-depot is an initiative of the Procurement Service, an attached agency to the DBM, and is intended to raise compliance to the New Procurement Law. Its establishment is provided for 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 cater to the common-used supplies and other equipment needs of local government units and national government agencies within the region and nearby areas.

The City coliseum will be the temporary site of the sub-depot but Mayor Lobregat intends to transfer the facility to an area in Pettit Barracks specifically at the back of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, as the permanent site, according to Mrs. Gara.

The program today will begin with the welcome remarks by Mayor Lobregat followed by the inspirational message from Atty. Granados. Mrs. Gara will introduce the guest of honor while Director Cemine will give the closing remarks. — Sheila Covarrubias