NPM 046-2007

Requesting Entity: Municipality of Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Issues Concern: Posting Requirements under Direct Contracting



Whether procurement activities through direct contracting should be published in daily newspapers.

Section 21.2.4 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184, for alternative methods of procurement such as direct contracting, advertisement in a newspaper may be dispensed with. The posting requirements for alternative methods of procurement are as follows: (i) the website of the procuring entity concerned, if available; (ii) the G-EPS; and (iii) at any conspicuous place reserved for this purpose in the premises of the procuring entity as certified by the head of the BAC Secretariat.

However, advertisement in newspapers of procurement activities using any of the alternative methods of procurement, although not required, is permitted. This is in fact consistent with the principles of transparency and competition under R.A. 9184.