Director of National Library of Indonesia: Goods/Service Procurement Staff Should be Professional, Competent, and Reliable
Salemba, Jakarta - Human Resources and General Affairs Bureau and Education and Training Centre of National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) are collaborating to hold Technical Guidance for Procurement of Goods/Services at National Library through a video conference from Zoom application, Wednesday (10/7). This technical guidance activity (bimtek) which presented speakers from Government Procurement of Goods/Services Policy Institute (LKPP) was carried out considering the many complexities of problems related to procurement of goods and services.
Presidential Regulation Number 16 of 2018 on Government Procurement of Goods/Services is an improvement to the existing rules followed by several LKPP regulations as derivatives. With this regulation, it can be said that government shows its seriousness in realising the implementation of procurement of goods/services in a transparent, accountable, and professional manner so that the use of state finances can run more effectively, efficiently, and accountably.
In his direction, Director of National Library of Indonesia, Muhammad Syarif Bando, said that procurement of goods/services implementation needs to be supported by professional, competent, and reliable Human Resources (HR). It is expected that this technical guidance can improve knowledge, expertise, skills, and attitudes of Goods/Services Procurement Manager (PPBJ) in carrying out daily tasks so that the quality of all work activities at National Library can increase.
"Human resources at procurement department must understand and have the qualified ability to understand all the specifications of the goods/services needed, of course, before that, it must be started by reading the existing regulations. My expectation is that in 2021, 70% of ASNs will be able to understand how to identify all the needs for goods/services, understand the procurement mechanism, until the delivery of it," explained Syarif Bando.
LKPP Education and Training Coordinator, Hardi Afriansyah, as the speaker of this event, explained that the objectives of goods/services procurement consist of several things, including (1) Resulting in appropriate goods/services for every money spent, measured in terms of quality, quantity, time , costs, location, and supervisors, (2) Increasing the use of domestic products, (3) Increasing the participation of micro, small, and medium enterprises, (4) Increasing the role of national business actors, (5) Supporting the implementation of research and utilisation of research products/services, (6) Increasing participation of creative industries, (7) Encouraging economic equality, (8) Encouraging sustainable procurement.
Furthermore, Hardi added that procurement of goods/services principles must be efficient, effective, transparent, open, competitive, fair, and accountable. "The principle of procurement of goods/services is universal and must be able to colour the steps in the process of procuring goods/services in each institution," he said.