NPM 015-2015

Requesting Entity: Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)

Issues Concern: Procurement of Printing Services of Accountable Forms and Sensitive High Quality/ Volume Requirements



Requesting the Government Procurement Policy Board's (GPPB) permission to allow BCDA to procure printing services for Carbonless Official Receipts (OR) from agencies or printing companies offering the lowest cost.


[T]he Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and its Technical Support Office do not have the authority to grant exemptions from the implementation of the procurement law, its associated rues and allied issuances. It cannot exercise functions beyond the scope of its authority to provide policy direction in the field of public procurement. This office has been consistent with its position that the GPPB has no authority nor power to waive the application of any of the provisions of RA 9184 and its revised IRR or allow any exemption from the application of procurement laws, rules and regulations in favor of procuring entities, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and contractors.


Under the Guidelines for the Procurement of Printing Services, the proper recourse of BCDA is seek assistance from the PCOO in: (1) determining whether no RGP is capable of undertaking the printing service so that BCDA may already engage the services of private printers; or (2) determining whether the RGP's offer is excessive and setting of the appropriate rate for such transaction. Either way, it is the PCOO that has the authority to determine the appropriate action to undertake, not the GPPB and its TSO.