UPD honored by PS-DBM

UP Diliman (UPD) was recently honored by the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) for its support to the agency and for being among its primary stakeholders at the ONE in Procurement and Service 2024, with the theme Transformative Public Service in the Digital Age.

UPD was one of the four agencies that received the Sigasig Award.

Ofilada (fourth from left) receives award for UPD from PS-DBM officials including Santiago (third from left) and Pangandaman (fifth from left). Photo from UP Procurement Facebook page

Lawyer Flor Rissa L. Ofilada, director of the UP Procurement Office (UPPO), received the award on behalf of UPD from DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman and PS-DBM Executive Director Dennis S. Santiago.

The Sigasig Award is described by the PS-DBM as the award that “recognizes the determination of awardees in actually having procurement projects posted in the PhilGEPS (Philippine Government Electronic Procurement Systems).”

UPD’s Sigasig Award from PS-DBM. Photo from UP Procurement Facebook page

The PS-DBM further stated that they “honor the agencies that diligently publish and update their PhilGEPS posting.”

In her Facebook post, Ofilada said the award is for everyone who worked on Diliman procurement, including UPD Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, Vice Chancellor for Administration Adeline A. Pacia, Vice Chancellor for Research and Development Carl Michael F. Odulio, and Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Raquel B. Florendo.

She also thanked “the UPPO team for working hard to get things done the right way.”

The other agencies that were given the same award were the 114th Contracting Office for Infrastructure, AFPPS; the City of Himamaylan, Negros Occidental; and the Home Development Mutual Fund-Corporate Headquarters.

The appreciation event of PS-DBM for client agencies was held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Feb. 29.