Wednesday (21/11) the Government Affairs and Administration Laboratory of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta in collaboration with the Lembaga Kebijakan Pengadaan Barang/Jasa Pemerintah Republic of Indonesia (LKPP-RI) held a National Seminar on the Procurement of Goods and Services Profession Opportunities.

Activities carried out at the K.H. Ibrahim E.6 Building 5th floor of the Integrated Campus of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University was attended by representatives from the Satuan Kerja Perangkat Daerah (SKPD) in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, representatives from the Village Partners, and Students of Government Affairs and Administration UMY.

In his remarks the Vice Rector for Finance and Assets UMY Dr. Suryo Pratolo, SE, M.SI., Ak., CA., AAP-A explained that in realizing clean governance or good governance, it must spend the budget effectively, accountable, and on target, one of which is the procurement of goods and services.

“If there is Good Governance in the Government then there is a Good University Governance in the University, therefore UMY, Especially through the Vice Rector for Finance and Assets Resources and the ranks, will always strive for efficiency in the use of the budget, especially in the procurement of goods and services”, said Suryo Pratolo.

Present as the main speaker on this occasion was Dr. Salusra Widya, MA Deputy for Development and Policy Strategy, Dr. Robin Asad Suryo, MA Deputy for Human Resources Development and Development, Suharti, S.Pd., M.Si Head of the Procurement of Goods and Services Training Center, and Prof. Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc Vice Rector for International Affairs and Cooperation UMY.

Robin Asad Suryo said that the procurement of government goods and services has entered the digital era, where most of its activities use information technology to change professional roles and competencies that have innovation, collaboration, and data analytics. “Our main challenge now and in the future is related to data quality, for that we need to need people who control information technology and big data”, Robin explained.

On the next occasion Prof. Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc explained the results of her research in 2013. “There are two things that have become PBJ’s world challenges, namely fragmentation or decentralization and the inclusion of political interests. Both of them make the process of procuring goods and services vulnerable to corruption and bribery”, he said. (Faisal / Andrean).