NPM No. 111-2017
Requesting Entity: Ms. Dyjee Gallega
Issues Concern: Procurement of Security Services
Whether the agency may procure security services with an Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) of Six Hundred Sixty Thousand Pesos (₱660,000.00)
There is no quarrel as to whether a Procuring Entity (PE) may procure security services with an ABC of ₱660,000.00. Perhaps, the quandary lies on which procurement method should be adopted to procure such services.
In the instant case, the PE shall consider competitive bidding as the primary mode of procurement. However, when attending circumstances would allow, and for purposes of economy and efficiency, the appropriate alternative method of procurement, such as, Negotiated Procurement through Small Value Procurement modality, may be adopted provided that the PE shall comply with all the requirements and conditions provided under Section 53.9 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184 and those in Annex “H” thereof, the Consolidated Guidelines for the Alternative Methods of Procurement.