NPM 020-2013

Requesting Entity: Municipality of Macrohon

Issues Concern: Applicability of the Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services to Local Government Units



Whether Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution 05-2010 adopting the Guidelines on the Procurement of Printing Services (Guidelines) include, as part of its coverage, Local Government Units (LGUs).

Section 4 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 mandates the application of the law (RA 9184) and its rules (revised Implementing Rules and Regulations) to all procurement activities of any branch, agency, department, bureau, office, or instrumentality of the Philippine government, including government owned and/or controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, and LGUs, all policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines issued by the GPPB would have the same general application and coverage.

Whether Section 1.2 of Guidelines was deleted through GPPB Resolution No.04-2011.

GPPB Resolution No. 04-2011 did not delete the policy declaration under Section 1.2 of the Guidelines that printing of Accountable Forms and Sensitive High Quality/Volume Requirements shall only be undertaken by the recognized government printers. GPPB Resolution No. 04-2011 merely amended Section 1.1 of the Guidelines to clarify that it shall be applicable to succeeding General Appropriations Act (GAA), unless a contrary or inconsistent policy is adopted in a later GAA.