BANDUNG-West Java Provincial Government performed launching and dissemination of Procurement Services Unit (ULP) goods/services development and establishing the public complaints management in the West Hall, Gedung Sate, Bandung, Friday (12/2).
The event was attended by the EU Ambassador to Indonesia HE Mr. Vincent Guerend, Senior Director B_Trust Ir. Siswanda and other invitees.
Provincial Secretary of West Java, H. Iwa Karniwa, representing the Governor of West Java, H. Ahmad Heryawan said in his speech that the Procurement Services Unit of Goods/Services and also the Public Complaints Service Centre were real form of West Java Provincial Government's commitment to improve public services.
"We hope this effort can give benefit for the society," he said.
H. Iwa said the synergy of government and civil society in sustainable development is needed to establish the Procurement Services Unit Goods/Services and the Public Complaints Service Centre as an attempt provincial government to urge people to participate in improving the quality of public services and development.
"These efforts are required to be implemented in all districts/cities in West Java," he said.
H. Iwa said that procurement of goods/services electronically has been started since 2008 in West Java and cooperated with B_Trust that established in 2012 in terms of institutional strengthening ULP and LPSE. Bandung Trust Advisory Group (B_Trust) is an NGO concerned with the practices of good governance who getting assistance from the European Union.
HE Mr. Vincent Guerend expressed his support to efforts in increasing efficiency, transparency and accountability of public services in West Java province in order to realise the implementation of authoritative and accountable government.
"The role of NGOs and media in monitoring the procurement of goods/services are also important to reduce opportunities for corruption. EU cooperation projects and B_Trust have contributed to enhance the process of procurement that will bring long-term benefits,” said Guerend.
Senior Director B_Trust Ir. Siswanda revealed the same program was also carried out by the company with other regions, such as Southeast Sulawesi, Kendari, Wakatobi, Bulungan District, Kupang and Rote Ndao.
"The implementation of this cooperation is participatory by involving various stakeholders in variety activities, such as preparation of institutional design, SOP, human resource development and others," he said.