NPM 046-2011

Requesting Entity: Presidential Communications Operations Office

Issues Concern: Applicability of the Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services under GPPB Resolution No. 05-2010



Clarification on the perceived conflict between Government procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolutions 18-2007 and 05-2010 in relation to the engagement of APO Production Unit, Inc. (APO) as a Recognized Government Printer (RGP).

[D]espite the exclusion of GOCCs incorporated under BP 68 in the definition of Servicing Agency in GPPB Resolution 05-2010, and the fact that APO is a GOCC incorporated under BP 68, APO is allowed to be engaged as a Servicing Agency only for the printing of Accountable Forms and Sensitive high Quality/Volume Requirements by virtue of the recognition accorded to it by RA 9970 and RA 10147 as an RGP.

Based on the foregoing, we are of the view that government agencies are not precluded from engaging APO as a Servicing Agency, provided that the Agency-to-Agency Agreement involves printing of Accountable Forms and Sensitive High Quality/Volume Requirements as provided under GPPB Resolution 05-2010.