NPM 009-2009

Requesting Entity: Office of the Solicitor General

Issues Concern: Alternative Methods of Procurement



Which among the construction activities necessary for the development and construction of the OSG Complex may be conducted through any of the alternative modes of procurement?

While the general rule mandated under R.A. 9184 is for procuring entities to adopt public bidding as the general mode of procurement, the law, nevertheless, recognizes extraordinary circumstances where public bidding is neither adequate nor befitting. Thus, alternative methods of procurement under Rule XVI of R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A may be resorted to in such highly exceptional cases.