NPM 022-2009

Requesting Entity: Arsant Engineering

Issues Concern: Prescriptive Period for Progress Billing



Whether R.A. 9184 mandates a prescriptive period for the processing of a contractor's billing request.

No provision, insofar as R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A are concerned, sets the minimum period when a claim for a contractor's billing request should be processed and completed. Customarily, the time therefore is provided in the contract between the procuring entity and the contractor. In the event, however, that no period is provided under the agreement, principles of equity and fairness dictate that the same must be interpreted to be that which is reasonable, based on pertinent laws, agency practice and the circumstances at hand.