Demonstration of iPermit application in city okayed

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Benjaming B. Magalong representing the local government to enter into a memorandum of agreement with SVI Information Services Corporation (SVI-ISC) to provide a proof of concept, demonstration of iPermit application at no cost to the city.
Earlier, the local government, mindful of the current need for an efficient and effective information technology and document management system that would enhance the delivery of services to residents and constituents and is interested to know more about SVI-ISC’s local government unit App Suite and how it can address the requirements of the city’s different departments and agencies.
Baguio City is a primary government instrumentality tasked to develop and promote economic development in its area of jurisdiction while Software Ventures International (SVI) group, of which is SVI-ISC is part of has been in the information technology ventures for over 20 years providing national and local government offices as well as private enterprises with innovative information technology solutions.
The group is the reported copyright owner and developer of iPermit, a tailor-fit app for local government units to streamline the day to day operations for issuing and processing of business permits.
Under the approved agreement, the company shall conduct a proof of concept at no cost to the local government on the iPermit app upon the request of the city whereby SVI-ISC shall demonstrate its capability among other needed specifications that should be known by the city.
Further, the parties shall organize a joint project management committee which shall be tasked to supervise and observe the implementation of the proof of concept and ensure the mutual cooperation between the parties, including the performance of all necessary activities such as exchange of information, correspondents, consultations among others to be undertaken to accomplish the objectives of the agreement.
The agreement also provided the hiring of an information technology (IT) security officer by the local government who will be tasked to keep the keys to inscription among others considering that the city shall own all of the contents, information and data collated and collected, inputted and used in the proof of concept of the iPermit.
Each party will be provided a copy of the proof of concept but the parties shall protect the confidentiality of the report, including the conduct of the same and contents and that the data, information among others relating to the proof of concept shall not be publicly divulged.
The agreement stipulated that the local government unit shall ensure that the any personal information of individuals that might be included in the data in the proof of concept will be protected and will not be unnecessarily divulged.
In the event that the local government decides to implement the iPermit app which had been the subject of the proof of concept by itself or in joint venture consortium with others, and the same actually y meets the qualification requirements pursuant to relevant laws, rules and regulations, SVI-ISC or its joint venture consortium shall have the option to submit an unsolicited proposal under the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 6957 as amended by Republic Act 7718 or the Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law, and its implementing rules and regulations or enter into a joint venture contract./Dexter A. See


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