NPM NO. 052-2015
Requesting Entity: Adjacent or Contiguous Infrastructure Projects
Issues Concern: Philippines Reclamation Authority (Public Estates Authority)
Whether the additional works of removing and replacing the lower layer of the asphalt pavement is considered an adjacent or contiguous project to the original contract, in order to rightfully fall within the coverage of Section 53.4 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184
The phrase "adjacent or contiguous" refers to projects that are in actual physical contact with each other in the case of infrastructure projects. Thus, the physical connection of the two (2) projects should be actual and not superficial. The objective of this policy is to take the advantage of the economy and efficiency in engaging the contractor for the on-going project, and ensure that the two structures are soundly connected.
Negotiated Procurement under the Adjacent or Contiguous modality, sanctioned by Section 53.4 of the IRR, may be resorted to only when all the conditions are complied with.