NPM No. 066-2015

Requesting Entity: Province of Guimaras

Issues Concern: Accountable Forms; Local Government Units



Whether the printing of accountable forms of the local government unit can be done through competitive bidding or through direct contracting

Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution 05-2010 (Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services) 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) Recognized Government Printers (RGPs) through an Agency-to-Agency Agreement pursuant to Section 53.5 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184.