NPM No. 155-2015

Requesting Entity: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

Issues Concern: Direct Contracting of DNA Testing Services



Procurement of DNA Testing Services from a foreign supplier through Direct Contracting pursuant to Section 50 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184.

[T]he project involves the procurement of services and not of tangible goods as contemplated under Section 50 of RA 9184 and its revised IRR. Thus, Direct Contracting may not be the proper alternative modality for the identified procurement activity. This being the case, the procuring entity may consider other alternative modalities of procurement, such as Small Value Procurement, among others.