NPM No. 136-2016

Requesting Entity: Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)-Main Campus

Issues Concern: Applicability of the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184



Which Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 should be followed in the opening of bids, the 2009 IRR or the 2016 Revised IRR


The 2016 Revised IRR was published in the Official Gazette on 29 August 2016 and became effective 60 days thereafter or on 28 October 2016. Accordingly, for procurement activities with the advertisements or invitations for bids issued prior to such date, such as in the instant case, the procuring entity may continue to adopt the procedures, rules, and regulations of the 2009 revised IRR. But for procurement activities with advertisements or invitations for bids issued on 28 October 2016 onwards, the rules and procedures under the 2016 Revised IRR shall be applicable.