Requesting Entity: DBM Regional Office VI
Issues Concern: Applicable Law for Current Procurements Prior to Issuance of the IRR of R.A. 9184
Considering that the IRR of the GPRA has not yet been approved, it 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 in the procurement being conducted by government agencies until the IRR of the GPRA has been finally approved. Thus, pending the approval of the IRR of the GPRA, DA RFU6 may still apply the procedures embodied in E.O. 40 and its IRR in the conduct of its procurement, provided that they are not in direct conflict with the clear and expressed provisions of the GPRA.