NPM No. 062-2015
Requesting Entity: Department of Budget and Management Cordillera Administrative Region
Issues Concern: Local Government Units; Procurement of Accountable Forms
Applicability of Section 24 of Republic Act (RA) No. 10651 or the General Appropriations Act of 2015 on the procurement of Accountable Forms by Local Government Units (LGUs)
GPPB Resolution No. 05-2010 provides that procuring entities should resort to public bidding for all their printing and publication expenditures. Nonetheless, for printing services involving Accountable Forms and Sensitive High Quality/Volume requirements, procuring entities are required to source such service from any of the three (3) RGPs through an Agency-to-Agency Agreement pursuant to Section 53.5 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184.
Notably, Section 24 of the 2015 GAA reiterated the foregoing policy of procurement of Accountable Forms from any of the three (3) RGPs in accordance with the GPPB Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services.
LGUs are covered by the mandate to procure the printing of Accountable Forms from any of the three (3) Recognized Government Printers through an Agency-to-Agency procurement modality, in accordance with the procedure prescribed under Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution No. 05-2010.