Guam Attorney General: GovGuam Directors, Employees Attend Procurement Workshop

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Guam -The Office of the Attorney General held another governmental procurement workshop Wednesday at the Guam Economic Development Authority conference room in an effort to streamline government agencies procurement methods and processes.
The workshop, titled Acquisition of Professional Services: Developing a Request for Proposal and Conducting a Procurement, provided government agencies a better understanding of acquiring professional services through request for proposals (RFP) and the personal liability incurred if the RFP’s are handled incorrectly.

A total of 31 attendees came, with as many as 10 directors and their staff members in attendance.

“We feel that this was a successful workshop because those who were in attendance asked a lot of thoughtful questions and gave us great feedback on the evaluation forms,” said Assistant Attorney General Fred Nishihara.

“What is really great about this is that agencies want to learn more, they want to attend workshops for things like Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Invitation for Bid (IFB),” said Assistant Attorney General John Weisenberger. “We intend on holding workshops for those subject matters later on down the road. For now, we want to educate other agencies on the material included in Workshop No. 101,” he continued.

“I would like to thank GEDA for allowing us to use their conference room, they really worked with us on this,” said Attorney General Rapadas.

“We would also like to thank the attendees; they were very attentive and stuck with us during the all-day conference. I would especially like to thank the directors and deputy directors for attending; their attendance assures a better quality of product for their agencies and departments and wiser spending of taxpayer funds,” he continues

Procurement Workshop No. 101 will be held again sometime in the near future for other government of Guam agencies and their staff.

The exact date is dependent on scheduling and availability of a conference room.

Agencies who are interested in attending Workshop No. 101 or any other successive workshop thereafter are asked to contact: Maria Blas at 475-3324 ext. 3660 or mblas@guamag.org.

The OAG has recently updated its website to include information, forms and other resources to aid departments in the procurement process. Agencies are encouraged to visit our website at: www.guamag.org.