Requesting Entity: Hon. Benguet Representative Samuel M. Dangwa
Issues Concern: Implementation of Infrastructure Projects By Administration
R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A do not prohibit procuring entities to undertake infrastructure projects by administration. The term "by administration" under Section 54 (d) of the IRR-A refers to the procedure by which the implementation of an infrastructure project is carried out under the administration and supervision of the concerned agency through its own personnel. x x x
Since the proposed construction of the infrastructure projects shall be the responsibility of the DPWH, the same does not fall within the contemplation of the concept of "by administration." Instead, the arrangement between the Province of Benguet and the DPWH is an agency-to-agency agreement under Section 53 (e) of the IRR-A.