NPM No. 113-2017
Requesting Entity: Commission on Audit
Issues Concern: Bids and Awards Committee
Who can act on the procurement process of an agency with no approved plantilla, and all its personnel are employed under “Contracts of Service”
In the absence of such capacity to constitute the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), i.e. no plantilla position in the list of authorized positions created by the Department of Budget and Management, and existing within the organizational structure of the agency, the rule on procurement agent found in Section 7.3.3 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9184 may then be applied.
In sum, if the agency cannot validly constitute its own BAC due to lack of plantilla positions, it is allowed to request other government agencies to procure on its behalf.