NPM No. 047-2015

Requesting Entity: Philcare Manpower Services (PMS)

Issues Concern: Applicability of Repeat Order for the Procurement of General Support Services



Whether Repeat Order under Section 51 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) covers janitorial services.

[R]epeat order is inapplicable for the procurement of general support services such as janitorial services. xxx [A] cursory reading of Section 51 of the IRR of R.A. 9184 reveals that repeat order applies to procurement of actual goods only. Repeat order, as an alternative method of procurement, finds its application only to procurement of tangible goods, such as items, supplies, materials, and equipment; but excludes procurement of goods in the nature of general support services, i.e. janitorial services, security services, and health maintenance.