NPM No. 137-2016

Requesting Entity: National Development Company (NDC)

Issues Concern: Documentary Requirements for Alternative Methods of Procurement



Whether the Documentary Requirements for Alternative Methods of Procurement enumerated in Appendix `A` of Annex `H` of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 is applicable to procurement activities with an Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) not exceeding Fifty Thousand Pesos (₱50,000.00).

The 2016 IRR and its Consolidated Guidelines for the Alternative Methods of Procurement (Annex `H`) introduced changes and enhance the efficient conduct of Alternative Methods of Procurement. For efficiency, Appendix `A` of Annex `H` standardized the documentary requirements for nine (9) alternative modalities to avoid confusion on which requirements should be required. In this regard, there is nothing in the 2016 IRR and its Annexes, which provides a different set of documentary requirements for projects with ABC of less than Fifty Thousand Pesos (₱50,000.00). Thus, the documentary requirements for the respective alternative modality as provided in Appendix A shall still be applicable.