Requesting Entity: Philippine National Police (PNP) - Police Regional Office 8
Issues Concern: Negotiated Procurement under Section 53.2 (Emergency Cases)
Whether PNP-RO 8 is authorized to procure goods and infrastructure projects through Negotiated Procurement under Section 53.2 (Emergency Cases) of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. (RA) 9184 to carry out immediate repair of police buildings and vehicles damaged by Typhoon Yolanda.
GPPB Resolution No. 34-2013 restates the rule that all Procuring Entities, including PNP Police Regional Office VIII, may resort to Negotiated Procurement under Section 53.2 (Emergency Cases) of the IRR of RA 9184 without GPPB approval, provided that the ABC is less than 500 Million Pesos. However, this is subject to the condition that any alternative method of procurement may only be resorted to under highly exceptional circumstances; and when warranted by valid, lawful, reasonable and justifiable conditions and circumstances allowing the use of the proposed alternative modality that would be most advantageous to the procuring entity taking into consideration the principles of competition, economy and efficiency in public procurement.