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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Regional Office No. IX, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites qualified suppliers /...
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Regional Office No. IX, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites qualified suppliers /...

With the goal to sustain the growth and development of  micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) strengthens its banner program, Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano said that for this year 2016, a total of PhP55M is available for innovation support assistance to qualified MSMEs in Region IX.  This budget represents a 37.5% increase from 2015 SETUP projects which amounted to PhP40M.   In 2015 alone, a total of 40 MSMEs were assisted which contributed to the creation of 748 new jobs.

Overall, in 15 years of implementation of SETUP in Region IX, the program has assisted 231 firms / companies with total funding support of PhP158.94M, which consequently employed some 25,053 local constituents.

 

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Are you interested in purchasing DOST-assisted products ? If yes, then technology made it so easy for everyJuan !

With the website “http://onestore.ph” which was recently launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), you can now order / purchase online quality products assisted / supported by the agency through its banner program,Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

DOST IX Assistant Regional Director Mr. Martin A. Wee said that DOST’s OneStore uses an e-commerce web application that operates nationwide. It aimed at assisting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) market their products both locally and internationally. The project is targeting to promote and sell around 10,000 DOST-assisted products across the country. It gives opportunities both for MSMEs and customers with an effortless selling / shopping experiences using fast and direct transaction scheme through the Internet and mobile application technology.

In its goal to capacitate local government units (LGUs) towards an efficient and effective disaster risk reduction and management, the Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office No. IX will deploy additional 25 units of early warning systems in Zamboanga Peninsula region.

DOST IX Assistant Regional Director Mr. Martin A. Wee said that the additional weather monitoring equipment will complement the existing 70 units that were already deployed in strategic locations in the region since 2013.

Mr. Wee said that DOST-PAGASA Central Office had already approved and conducted site survey and hydrographic survey of the indentified flood prone areas / river basins. The hydrographic survey is crucial to define shore line and under water features which are needed to establish critical data and information.

        In its effort to reach out and empower local communities through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the DOST IX - Science and Technology Information Center (STIC) offers various S&T-based services / facilities for the development of local constituents.

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        DOST IX Assistant Regional Director Mr. Martin A. Wee said that any individuals or groups can have access or avail of the following services: 1) Technology & Livelihood Resources – materials on many business prospects and opportunities are available for aspiring or prospective entrepreneurs who want to transform their ideas into real business and profits; 2) Philippine’s 1st Digital Science Library - Science and Technology Academic Research Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (STARBOOKS) which contains thousands of collections of library materials such as books, journals, researches and investigatory studies, livelihood videos, among others; 3) Print and Non-Print Materials such as books, journals and other references; 4) S & T Film Showing – any interested groups can schedule for screening of S&T films on various topics / issues.

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Regional Office No. IX
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Tel.: (062) 991-1024
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