DepEd scrutinizes ‘unusual’ laptop computer promotions

Division of Education and learning (DepEd) spokesman Michael Boa.PNG Images

The Department of Training (DepEd) said on Wednesday that it would perform a extensive review of the agency’s use of Bayanihan 2 money to procure laptops, which the Committee of Audit (CoA) located problematic.

DepEd spokesman Michael Poa stated the company will react to the CoA’s Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) immediately after examining transaction documents they requested from the Office of Spending plan and Management (PS-DBM) Procurement Services.

In accordance to AOM, these laptops are “outdated and overpriced.”

“If it proves that the shipped laptop computer is not executing as very well as it should have been when bought, we will consider the legal remedies readily available – specifically invoking the warranty,” Poa claimed in a information release.

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Poa said the preceding Ministry of Instruction Administration been given the AOM in March 2022 and supplied preliminary documentation for the order in May 2022.

He additional that the Ministry of Training will evaluate the overall performance of laptops distributed to community school lecturers. Call the guarantee for repair service or replacement if wanted.

Poa said DepEd will coordinate with PS-DBM as it is the procuring entity in the transaction.

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