NPM No. 108-2017
Requesting Entity: Department of Education – Camarines Sur
Issues Concern: Newspaper Advertisement
Which Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) should be considered for purposes of complying with the advertisement requirements under Section 21.2 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184
[T]he ABC for the project shall be the basis whether to advertise the procurement opportunity or not. Considering that per representation the Invitation to Bid (IB) for your procurement project reflects an ABC for the project of Twenty Five Million Seven Hundred Two Thousand Pesos (₱25,702,000.00), which is beyond the required thresholds for advertisement, the IB has to be advertised at least once in one (1) newspaper of general nationwide circulation, such newspaper shall have been regularly published for at least two (2) years before the date of issue of the advertisement.