NPM 041-2008

Requesting Entity: Office of the President

Issues Concern: Resort to Negotiated Procurement



Request for guidance on resort to Negotiated Procurement.

Please be advised that generally the approval of the GPPB on the use of a particular alternative method of procurement is not required under R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A.

The determination and accountability for the use of any of the alternative methods of procurement rest primarily with the head of the procuring entity (HOPE), upon prior recommendation of the BAC.

On the other hand, we would also like to point out that in cases where the HOPE has made a determination that a government contract involving an amount of at least Five Hundred Million Pesos (PhP500,000,000.00) or more falls under any of the exceptions from public bidding, the HOPE, before proceeding with the alternative methods of procurement, shall obtain the approval of the GPPB that said government proposed procurement undertaking falls within the exceptions from public bidding and that the proposed specific alternative method of procurement is appropriate. [Section 4, E.O. 423, S. 2005, as amended by E.O. 645, S. 2007]