NPM No. 102-2016
Requesting Entity: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Issues Concern: Delegation of Authority
Which procurement documents subject to the approval by the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE) can be delegated
[T]he Head of the Agency, as the designated HOPE, may delegate its functions such as the approval of the following documents: (1) Annual Procurement Plan, (2) recommendation to award a contract and Notice of Award, (3) recommendation to resort to alternative methods of procurement and (4) recommendation for the imposition of administrative sanctions, among others, in accordance with Republic Act No. 9184 and its associated 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, or any other function as it may deem necessary in accordance with Executive Order No. 292. The decision, however, to delegate such functions solely depend on the sound discretion of the Head of the Agency taking into consideration the aspects of economy, efficiency and accountability, and the need to effectively implement plans and programs of the Department.