NPM 005-2003

Requesting Entity: Philippine International Convention Center

Issues Concern: Applicable Procurement Procedure Pending Approval of the IRR of R.A. 9184



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 in accordance with the GPRA. Pending such approval, it is our opinion that BSP may still utilize the procedures embodied in E.O. 40 and its IRR in the conduct of its ongoing procurement projects, provided that they do not directly conflict with the clear and expressed provisions of the GPRA.