The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) awarded tenders worth P6.4 billion in the 2020/21 financial year.
According to the organisation’s latest annual report, “total value of procurement for PPADB and its Committees for the 2020/21 financial year amounted to P6.4 billion, excluding micro procurement by Ministries, lower than the 2019/20 financial year figure of P7.53 billion”.
In the report, the Acting Executive Chairperson of PPADB, Kgakgamatso Ketshajwang, says the value of tenders that were awarded through micro procurement in the 2020/21 financial year amounted to P345.4 million, which denotes a lower amount from that of P460.7 million in the 2019/20 financial year.
“During the period under review, the Special Procurement and Asset Disposal Committee (SPADC) adjudicated on a total of 65 requests amounting to P86 million compared to a total of 100 requests in the 2019/20 financial year amounting to a total of P350.4 million,” Ketshajwang wrote.
He states that this represents a 35 percent decrease in the number of submissions received by the SPADC Committee during the year under review. The acting executive chairperson of PPADB says the Board adjudicated over 599 Central Government submissions, which represents a 17 percent decrease from the 762 recorded in 2019/20.
“In terms of value, the Board awarded tenders amounting to P843.858.40 compared to P1.7 billion in the previous financial year,” the report says. Ministerial Tender Committees (MTCs) adjudicated on a total of 3 909 cases amounting to P3.4 billion, compared to the 6 102 in the previous year that amounted to P5.9 billion.
Ketshajwang says PPADB continued with implementation of its four-year Strategic Plan that covers 2018/19 to 2020/21. “The organisation achieved an overall corporate performance of P89.45 percent, which is above the target of 85 percent, edging 12 percent above the previous year’s performance of 77 percent.” he noted. According to the report, the objective of the strategy – whose implementation began on 1st of April 2018, was to bring about transparency, efficiency, as well as a fair and accountable public procurement system.