NPM 026-2006

Requesting Entity: City Health Office - Bacolod City

Issues Concern: Procurement of Second-Hand Vehicles



Requesting for exemption or permission to procure a second-hand vehicle for the immunization activities of Bacolod City’s Local Council for the Protection of Children.

[P]rocurement of second-hand vehicles is not prohibited by Republic Act No. (R.A.) 9184. It is the procurement of second-hand vehicle through an auction that is prohibited by R.A. 9184 for reasons we have stated in our Non Policy Opinion No. 138-2004 dated 26 October 2004.

Consequently, procurement of second-hand vehicle is allowed under R.A. 9184. However, said procurement must follow the procedure prescribed in the law, i.e., conduct of competitive public bidding, unless circumstances warrant resort to any of the alternative modes of procurement.