HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 13 no. 1 (2015)

Procurement Process at the Department of Education Philippines, Division of Cagayan de Oro City: Looking beyond the Legal Framework

Annabella L. Ratunil

Discipline: Education



Public procurement is a core element for the operation government agencies for their purposes (World Trade, 2010). In the Philippines, a Public Procurement Reform Act was enacted to ensure that the following: (a) transparency, (b) competitiveness, (c) streamlined procurement process, and (e) civil monitoring are incorporated in the procurement process. In theory, the Public Procurement Reform Law was in line with international best practices. However, the problem in the implementation caused serious weaknesses in the procurement. Reports revealed that widespread of corruptions still continue to exist. This paper examined the procurement processes of the Division of Cagayan de Oro City, Department of Education, and Region 10 in the implementation of the government procurement reform law. Through descriptive survey design and purposive sampling, the study targeted 34 respondents. The quantitative data collected were analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics using SPSS and presented through percentages and frequencies. The findings revealed that (76%) of the respondents agreed that the procurement reform law was not new them. However, (58.82%) of the respondents agreed that the procurement reform law caused a delay in the procurement process. All respondents agreed with the recommendation that training on the procurement reform law will solve the problem.