NPM No. 051-2015

Requesting Entity: Metro Iloilo Water District

Issues Concern: Threshold for Small Value Procurement (SVP)



Request for authority to increase the threshold for SVP from Php 500,000.00 to Php 2,000,000. Impliedly, this is also a request for exemption from the requirements and limitations provided for under the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its Annex "H" providing for the thresholds for Shopping and Small Value Procurement.

[T]he procurement law and its associated rules are institutionalized for complete and strict compliance by all procuring entities, and the GPPB or its TSO has no authority to provide exemption from the threshold requirements and limitations. At best, the GPPB is authorized to conduct a periodic review of the said thresholds and to increase or decrease the same for inclusive implementation that encompasses all procuring entities covered by RA 9184 and its rules and regulations.