NPM No. 147-2015
Requesting Entity: Ms. Rachel Medrana
Issues Concern: Joint Venture
Whether Joint Ventures are prohibited from participating in the procurement activity of a procuring entity.
[T]here is nothing in RA 9184, its IRR, and allied rules that prohibits Joint Ventures from participating in a procurement activity. On the other hand, the establishment of Joint Ventures is encouraged to augment the technical and financial capacity of would be joint venturers, especially in industries where there are limited suppliers, contractors, or consultants to provide wider market participation to enhance competition, pursuant to Section 3 of RA 9184 and its revised IRR.