NPM No. 176-2015

Requesting Entity: Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

Issues Concern: Procurement of Common-use Supplies



Exemption from Administrative Order (AO) No. 17 , Series of 2011, relative to MARINA's procurement of inks/toners from the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM)

[I]t is beyond the power of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) to grant exemption from AO 17, considering that it is no less than the President who issued the administrative order, in accordance with the President's administrative powers under EO 292. Accordingly, should MARINA intend to pursue its request for exemption from AO 17, it is respectfully suggested that it file the appropriate request with the Office of the President.

On the other hand, in case of non-availability of stocks from the PS-DBM, MARINA may secure a Certificate of Non-Availability of Stocks being issued by the PS-DBM, so that it may proceed in the procurement of the common-use supplies and equipment from outside sources. This mechanism is sanctioned by GPPB Resolution No. 24-2014 dated 31 October 2014.