NPM No. 015-2016
Requesting Entity: Philippine Normal University (PNU)
Issues Concern: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC)
[T]he rules to be observed in cases where the procurement transactions do not involve an ABC, one of the information required to be posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) website alongside the Invitation to Bid (IB).
[R]egardless of the method of procurement, no procurement project can commence and be undertaken unless it has a corresponding ABC as reflected in the approved APP. Consequently, considering that advertisement and posting of the IB signals the start of the bidding process and ABC is one of the mandatory information to be included in the IB, the procurement opportunity cannot be posted in the PhilGEPS website without first determining the corresponding ABC to be bid.