NPM No. 070-2016
Requesting Entity: Department of Education (DepEd) Region X
Issues Concern: Lease of Real Property or Venue
Whether or not prior resort to public bidding is necessary before a Procuring Entity can use Negotiated Procurement-Lease of Real Property, specifically for the procurement for lease of venue (session hall, meals and accommodation, etc.) with an Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) of Five Hundred Thousand pesos (Php500,000.00)
While the procuring entity is not prohibited from resorting to competitive bidding in acquiring contracts for lease of property, such as venue, lease contracts may be procured under Section 53.10 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, regardless of the ABC and without need of prior resort to public bidding, subject to the rules and conditions set forth in the Consolidated Guidelines for the Alternative Methods of Procurement.