Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lessons From New York City's Innovation Efforts

A nice article to discuss the needs to improve government to be more innovative. This article argues to make government more innovative, we should give more flexibility to government.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rethinking Performance Assessment - Tammy Erickson - Harvard Business Review

A good article about how to assess collaboration activity as part of the performance management


Procurement Expert Certification

For the last 3 days, I attended a training in government procurement systems. The topics mostly focused on the procedures. There are some changes with the past regulation. With the new regulation, now the procurement types are divided to:

- Goods procurement;
- Construction procurement;
- Consultant procurement; and
- Other services procurement.

However, according to the regulation, if we want to procure services we should start procure it from our internal resources, i.e. procurement through our party (swakelola). The procurement priority now is not through third party (external supplier/provider). It means the procurement should optimize their internal resources before thinking to finding the resources from external party. If we can't find the resources from our internal party, then we should procure it through external party.

Now there is no limitation value for services to be procured by our internal party. As long as we can manage it well, we can procure it with any value. However, all goods needed to support the services process procured by swakelola should be procured from third party, than could be done through competitive bidding, simple bidding process, or direct shopping.

After the training, we had a certification exam from Government Procurement Policy Agency (LKPP). The exam result will be published next month in LKPP's website. If we could pass the exam, we will get a procurement expert certificate. The duration of the certificate is for 4 years. It means we should renew the certificate through examination process again after the expiration date. In the past I had get the certificate. However, it has expired. That is why I took the certification exam again.

I enjoyed the training and certification process. With these processes, I could learn the new regulation through direct discussion with the instructors and participants. Let's wait for next month for the result of the certification. I wish you all of the participants could pass the exam and get your certificate!


Some years ago, I developed my new blog with this old address (, after some years configuring my first website address at One day I felt this old address seemed too egocentric. Then, I started to change this address to the new one, i.e., which is supported by Blogger's technology. Thanks to Blogger's team.

Surprisingly, one day, when I was researching the internet, I found that my old blog address had been referring by some website with the internet link directly to this my old blog, like As some people may know, I have been sharing my knowledge in developing e-Audit module for Indonesia e-Procurement system, which we call it Layanan Pengadaan Secara Elektronik (LPSE). I didn't want they felt disappointed because the link was broken. And then I reactivated this address again to serve them. But, know I will share not only for them, but also for the general people.

Now I'm thinking that this address will be used for putting my general idea in improving Indonesia, and on the other side the address at will be used to capture my idea in improving information technology implementation and fighting corruption.

When we have a blog, we felt very touched when the blog was accessed by many people and gave benefit to them. That is why only you who can judge if this blog really gives benefit to the people. I'm just putting my idea in improving the country, to make it better, so our country could be more competitive and wealthy happened for the people.