Requesting Entity: Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)-Kidapawan Branch Office
Issues Concern: Prescriptive Period for Procurement Process
What is the effect of the non-issuance of the Notice of Award within the three (3) month period prescribed in Section 38 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184?
[T]he non-issuance of the Notice of Award within the three (3) month period prescribed under Section 38 of the IRR of RA 9184, as a general rule, will render the procurement proceedings illegal and void. However, x x x, the Notice of Award and the awarding of the contract may be made beyond the prescriptive period so long as there are legal, valid, reasonable and justifiable causes to allow the same beyond the prescribed periods.