NPM 070-2007

Requesting Entity: Hon. Benguet Representative Samuel M. Dangwa

Issues Concern: Implementation of Infrastructure Projects By Administration



Request to be exempt from the coverage of R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A and to authorize the DPWH First and Second Engineering District Offices to undertake the infrastructure projects by administration in the amount of not more than P500,000.00 funded through the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

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.