SOME 803 outsourced medical and non-medical personnel will start serving the Cebu Provincial Government on Oct. 1, 2019.
The bids and awards committee (BAC) had issued the notice of award to Manila-based LBP Services Corp. on Sept. 10 after it stood as the lowest responsive bidder for the P259.6-million contract to supply the Capitol with medical and non-medical personnel.
According to BAC vice chairman and Provincial General Services Office officer-in-charge Bernard Calderon, the only thing left to do before the outsourced employees can start working is for the Provincial Board (PB) to approve a resolution that will authorize Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to enter into a contract with LBP on behalf of the Capitol.
The resolution is among the matters the PB will deliberate on during its regular session on Monday afternoon, Sept. 23.
Outsourcing is the method of obtaining goods or services from an outside source in place of an internal source.
The move came after the governor had announced that her administration would outsource Capitol’s employees to cut costs and downsize the “overstaffed” health institutions in the province.
The Province’s outsourcing project has a total approved budget of P259.6 million, covering the personnel’s services for 12 months.
Of the amount, the Capitol set aside P176.6 million and P82.9 million to cover the services of 443 medical workers and 359 non-medical personnel, respectively.
The medical personnel that the Province needs are 120 nurses, 108 medical officers, 83 nursing attendants, 32 laboratory aides, 25 medical technologists, 18 midwives, 18 medical laboratory technicians, 13 pharmacists, nine medical equipment technicians, nine dental aides, six medical specialists and two nutritionists.
For the non-medical staff, the Province will outsource 84 utility workers, 49 clerks, 44 agricultural technologists and 27 drivers, among others. (RTF)