Construction Industry Forum Series‒Philippines
The International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors Associations (IFAWPCA) has embarked on holding a series of CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONFERENCES focused on UNDERSTANDING INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES - INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL", at various venues within its coverage of Eighteen (18) national economies in Asia and the Western Pacific.
For its pilot launching, this forum series was started in the Philippines. To accomplish such, the IFAWPCA teamed up with the PHILCONSTRUCT Events, Exhibitions and Conferences Corporation (PEECC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), to organize a Construction Industry Conference entitled "UNDERSTANDING INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES - PHILIPPINES" held on 21 July 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, ADB Avenue corner Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.
The morning session focused on the regular modes of infrastructure project procurement with a 20-minute presentation from the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), ably followed by a 10-minute reaction each from the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on similarities and differences of their guidelines. Four (4) representatives of notable local & foreign construction constructors, engineering consultants and government infrastructure agencies were invited as Reactors to the presentations.
The afternoon session featured a 30-minute presentation by the Public Private Partnership Center (PPPC) with focus on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure procurement, including forms of B-O-T modalities, followed by a 15-minute presentation each from the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on whatever assistance that they could offer to both the government and the private proponents. Four (4) representatives of local PPP Project Developers, financial institutions, local construction constructors, engineering consultants and government agencies came as Reactors to the presentations made.