NPM 012-2009

Requesting Entity: Department of Finance

Issues Concern: Procurement of Consulting Services



Whether or not the services of a local counterpart of a worldwide network of consultants may be directly engaged to assist the DOF in reviewing its expenditures, and, to recommend and monitor the implementation of such cost-saving devices

[T]o streamline the procurement process, and to strengthen the system of accountability being implemented, the law vests upon the procuring entity through the BAC, the prerogative to determine the nature and classification of procurement to be undertaken, and, under particular circumstances, the discretion of recommending to the HOPE, the use of alternative methods. This Office does not have the legal mandate and authority to decide, in behalf of the BAC, on the propriety of the mode of procurement to be used.