NPM 031-2011

Requesting Entity: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Issues Concern: Extension of BIR Facilities Management Services Contract



Clarification on the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) request for extension of its Facilities Management Services (FMS) contract.

To properly address your concerns, we refer to the General Conditions for Extension found in the GPPB Revised Guidelines on the Extension of Contracts for General Support Services (Guidelines).

Section 3.0 of the Guidelines provides that "it shall govern the extension of ongoing contracts for general support services which are essential, indispensable, or necessary to support the operations of any of the procuring entities..."

It also bears stressing that per Section 4.1 of the Guidelines, procuring entities are allowed to extend the duration or effectivity of an ongoing contract about to expire subject to the condition that the contract extension shall not exceed one (1) year.