NPM 003-2003

Requesting Entity: University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City

Issues Concern: G-EPS Posting Requirement Under the GPRA



Whether or not, under Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A. 9184), posting of Invitations to Bid at the Government Electronic Procurement System (G-EPS) is discretionary

In view of the foregoing, we believe that posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid at the G-EPS is mandatory under R.A. 9184. Moreover, considering that Section 21 of the law, covering the posting requirement, is not a self-executing provision, it is further our opinion that the relevant provisions of E.O. 40 and its IRR should be applied in this regard, until the IRR of R.A. 9184 is effective.