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DepEd questioned on P1.32B textbook contracts

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DepEd questioned on P1.32B textbook contracts

Post by Shardonnay on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:48 pm

If things go as planned, the Department of Education will start delivering this month 61.4 million copies of textbooks and teachers' manuals worth P2.58 billion to public elementary and high schools nationwide.

The shipments consist of some 40 titles, both old and new, all of them expected to be distributed by summer. When school year 2012-13 rolls around, every public school child will have his or her own textbook in all the core subjects except in high school Filipino where no books were bought by the DepEd.

But civil society watchdogs as well as several former and current education officials say about half the books, or just over 30 million copies valued at P1.317 billion, were procured by direct contracting, a mode they said violates Republic Act No. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act. The law sets competitive or public bidding as the rule for all state procurements and allows direct contracting only in "highly exceptional cases."

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Re: DepEd questioned on P1.32B textbook contracts

Post by jcolas on Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:36 pm

"Shardonnay wrote"
If things go as planned, the Department of Education will start delivering this month 61.4 million copies of textbooks and teachers' manuals worth P2.58 billion to public elementary and high schools nationwide.

The shipments consist of some 40 titles, both old and new, all of them expected to be distributed by summer. When school year 2012-13 rolls around, every public school child will have his or her own textbook in all the core subjects except in high school Filipino where no books were bought by the DepEd.

But civil society watchdogs as well as several former and current education officials say about half the books, or just over 30 million copies valued at P1.317 billion, were procured by direct contracting, a mode they said violates Republic Act No. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act. The law sets competitive or public bidding as the rule for all state procurements and allows direct contracting only in "highly exceptional cases."

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Even if direct contracting is in compliance with the law, competitive bidding would remove suspicions of corruption, favored suppliers, rigged bidding have attended such procurement. This is in disregard with the fact that the Central Office for the past years were able to unbundle said procurement and undergone public bidding. In conformity with the matuwid na daan policy of this government, invstigation should be undertaken...
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