NPM No. 113-2016
Requesting Entity: Leyte Normal University (LNU)
Issues Concern: Adjacent or Contiguous Infrastructure Projects
Whether the Negotiated Procurement (Adjacent or Contiguous) under Section 53.4 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 modality may only be resorted to only once for a specific project.
[T]he 2006 edition of the Manual of Procedures for Infrastructure Projects provides that the Adjacent or Contiguous modality can only be undertaken once for a particular ongoing infrastructure project.
Accordingly, Negotiated Procurement under the Adjacent or Contiguous modality, as sanctioned by Section 53.4 of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184, may be resorted to only when all the conditions are complied with. Moreover, the procuring entity may only resort to Adjacent or Contiguous modality once for a specific project as provided for under the 2006 edition of Manual of Procedures for Infrastructure Projects.