NPM No. 150-2015

Requesting Entity: Mactan-Cebu International Airport Airport (MCIAA)

Issues Concern: Period of Action on Procurement Activities



Whether a Procuring Entity (PE) is mandated to resort to the earliest allowable time in the conduct of its procurement

Annex "C" of the IRR of RA 9184 provided for the maximum periods and the earliest possible time for action on specific procurement activities. Clearly, the rules allow the procuring entity concerned to adopt a shorter period or the maximum period provided for under the IRR relative to its procurement activity.

[P]rudence and related issuances dictate that in setting the timelines, PE is duty-bound to take into consideration the details of the project, the relevant provision of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act. No. 9184, the "Guidelines for the Procurement and Implementation of Contracts for Design and Build of Infrastructure Projects" ( Annex "G"), including the period in securing the required eligibility documents under Sections 9.1 and 9.2 of the said Guidelines, and should ensure that competition, fairness, and transparency are well observed in its procurement process.