NPM 025-2011

Requesting Entity: Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Issues Concern: Exemption from the Requirements of Obtaining Three (3) Quotations



Request for exemption from the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) from the requirement of inviting and obtaining three (3) price quotations for purchases undertaken through Shopping amounting to Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000.00) and below.

[I]t is the beyond power of the GPPB to grant exemptions from Republic Act No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations as it does not have the power to legislate nor determine the coverage of the law. At most, the GPPB may only render contemporaneous construction of the provisions of the law pursuant to its quasi-legislative fiat, and issue rules and regulations pursuant to its rule-making power.

In order to assist your office in obtaining three (3) quotations, your office may want to consider establishing a registry or roster of the names of suppliers who can provide the regular requirements of your office where you can easily secure quotations from. PAGCOR can also look into the Registry of Suppliers of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) for the names of the suppliers where you can easily send the RFQs and obtain quotations.