2017-12-20

NPM No. 035-2017

Requesting Entity: Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

Issues Concern: Small Value Procurement; Repair and/or Maintenance of Government Vehicles

 

Details

For purchases costing only One Thousand Pesos (1,000.00) through Negotiated Procurement - Small Value Procurement (SVP) under Section 53.9 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, is there a need for the submission of documentary requirements, specially, the Omnibus Sworn Statement, which requires notarization?


The GPPB recently approved amendments2 (effective 5 December 2017) to the documentary submissions for Negotiated Procurement - SVP under Appendix A of Annex “H” of the 2016 IRR. Consequently, Income or Business Tax Returns shall be required only for procurement projects with an approved budget for the contract (ABC) above 500,000.00 and the Omnibus Sworn Statement shall be required only for procurement projects with an ABC above 50,000.00.


Accordingly, from 28 October 2017 up until 4 December 2017, the Omnibus Sworn Statement shall be required for Negotiated Procurement - SVP regardless of the amount of ABC. From 5 December 2017 onwards, the Omnibus Sworn Statement shall be required only for procurement projects with ABC above 50,000.00.


Aside from Competitive Bidding, is Negotiated Procurement - SVP the appropriate mode of procurement for the repair/maintenance of government vehicles?


Repair and/or maintenance of government vehicle can be undertaken through Negotiated Procurement - SVP if the Procuring Entity can establish compliance with the requirements under Annex “H,” Sections 48 and 53.9 of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184.