TSG NPM 002-2003

Requesting Entity: Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Issues Concern: Effectivity and Implementation of R.A. 9184



Effectivity and implementation of Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known as the "Government Procurement Reform Act."

The GPRA took effect on January 26, 2003 pursuant to Section 78 thereof. On the other hand, although there are self-executing provisions in the GPRA, the same cannot be fully implemented unless and until the IRR therefor has been finally approved by the President and published for dissemination.

Application of Executive Order No. 40, series of 2001 (E.O. 40) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

Considering that the IRR of GPRA is not yet approved, the law, as already stated, may not yet be fully implemented. For this reason, we believe that the procedures embodied in E.O. 40 and its IRR shall still apply until the IRR of the GPRA shall have been finally approved.