NPM 088-2012

Requesting Entity: Municipality of Bayombong, Province of Nueva Vizcaya

Issues Concern: Procurement of Accountable Forms by Local Government Units (LGUs)



Whether LGUs can procure Accountable Forms from private printers other than the three (3) recognized government printers (RGPs), mandated by Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution 05-2010 or the Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services (Guidelines).

LGUs are part of the coverage of the GPPB Resolution 05-2010 as stated in Section 2 on Scope and Application. However, resort to private printers by the procuring entity is possible only when the conditions cited in Section 4.3.2 of the Guidelines exist, that is, after determination by the Presidential Communications Operations Office that no RGP can undertake the printing services due to (1) time constraints and (2) equipment limitations.