NPM 168-2012

Requesting Entity: Maxima Machineries Incorporated (Maxima)

Issues Concern: Review of Public Bidding Conducted by a Procuring Entity (PE)



Request for assistance in reviewing and evaluating the public bidding conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the procurement of two (2) buses.

[T]he Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and its Technical Support Office (TSO) only render policy and non-policy opinions respectively, on issues purely relating to the interpretation and application of our procurement laws, rules and regulations.

[T]he GPPB-TSO does not have the authority to review and evaluate the bidding conducted by the AFP as this would constitute an encroachment or interference on the authority being exercised by the BAC. Nonetheless, this office may monitor and assist the PE/BAC in improving their compliance with Republic Act (RA) 9184 and its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and evaluate the effectiveness of the government procurement system and recommend improvements in systems and procedures.