NPM No. 088-2017
Requesting Entity: PENJAN BUILDERS AND SUPPLY
Issues Concern: Earliest Possible Time
Whether a contract awarded sixteen (16) days from PhilGEPS posting is in conformity with the Government Procurement Reform Act, and its 2009 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
Annex "C" of the 2009 IRR of RA 9184 provides for the Period of Action on Procurement Activities, specifically the latest allowable time and the earliest possible time for each stage of the procurement process.
Although the rules allow procuring entities to adopt the shortest possible period to complete its procurement activities, Procuring Entities are nonetheless bound to abide by the relevant provisions of the 2009 IRR of RA 9184 pertaining to the conduct of mandatory procedures as well as the observance of the periods indicated therein. Failure to comply with these requirements taints the validity of the bidding process.