A review workshop on the draft Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) procurement procedures manual was held on October 2 and 3, 2010, at Proshika Human Resource Development Centre, Koitta, Manikganj.
The workshop was organized by DGFP and facilitated by SPS. The review workshop was chaired by Kafil Uddin, Director, Logistics and Supply, DGFP; Khadijat Mojidi, Office Director, Public Health, Nutrition and Education, USAID, attended as a special guest; and Ms. Dilruba, Director General, DGFP, was the chief guest. A total of 27 participants from DGFP, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), USAID, and SPS attended the two-day workshop. SPS conducted an in-depth review of the existing procurement management system of DGFP and got recommendations for improvement. One of the recommendations was to “develop standard operating procedures that describe the entire procurement cycle, identifying responsibilities for each component, time frames, and impact of delays/shortcomings of each component on preceding and succeeding linkages in the chain”. SPS, as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the review, drafted a procurement procedures manual that will serve as the basis for detailed standard operating procedures and training in response to the recommendation.