NPM No. 101-2017
Requesting Entity: Philippine Coconut Authority
Issues Concern: Procurement of Consulting Services under Section 53.2 Negotiated Procurement (Emergency Case)
Whether the hiring of consultants may be done through Negotiated Procurement (Emergency Case)
[P]rocurement of consulting services, as a general rule, shall be conducted through Competitive Bidding and resort to Negotiated Procurement (Emergency Cases) is allowed only in highly exceptional cases, and based on whether or not the conditions provided in Section 53.2 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184 are present.