NPM No. 011-2019

Requesting Entity: Department of Justice (DOJ)

Issues Concern: Procurement Timelines



Whether the award of contracts beyond the prescribed period of action may be recognized for justifiable causes

While the periods of action under Republic Act No. 9184 and its 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations are mandatory in character, compliance therewith may be dispensed with under justifiable circumstances. It is important, however, for the procuring entity to explain the circumstances that would justify award of the contract beyond the prescribed period under the law, and ensure that the bid security remains valid until the award of the contract.