NPM No. 118-2016
Requesting Entity: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) - Benguet
Issues Concern: Notice to Proceed
Whether there is any violation committed if the date of the Notice to Proceed (NTP) is earlier than the date of the contract
[A]lthough the date of the NTP is different from the date of its issuance, it is incumbent upon the procuring entity to ensure that no NTP shall be issued unless the contract it seeks to execute is already signed and approved by the appropriate approving authority in accordance with Section 37 of Republic Act No. 9184 and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.