Heads are prone to roll in the higher chamber after Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III ordered a evaluation in the acquisition strategy of the workplace supplies.
Pimentel’s directives got here on the heels of a Commission on Audit (COA) report on the greater than P3 million value of excess and dormant workplace supplies in its stock in 2016. Among the overstocked applies have been toner and ink cartridges, markers, AA batteries, folders and tissue paper.
“We will look into that ASAP. We should not waste money and resources,” he mentioned in a textual content message to reporters when looked for his response on the matter.
Pimentel mentioned he would ask for extra particulars on the matter and discover out who was behind the alleged overstocking of the workplace supplies.
Of the mentioned quantity, the COA mentioned P1.four million of the entire excess are workplace supplies overstocked from its quarterly requirement.
While procurement of workplace supplies in authorities workplaces shouldn’t exceed the three-month requirement, the COA mentioned the Senate incurred P1.four million value of overstocked supplies and P1.6 million value of supplies have been both unissued or dormant for one to 4 years attributable to insufficient procurement planning.