NPM No. 128-2017
Requesting Entity: ZAMBOANGA CITY MEDICAL CENTER
Issues Concern: Lapsed Budget
Whether it is allowed, for rebidding purposes, to use the same funds that were supposed to be utilized by the end of 2016, but were actually obligated in a project whose contract was subsequently terminated.
[M]atters pertaining to budget utilization, expenditure and validity are not covered by RA 9184 and its 2016 IRR. Thus, insofar as validity period for the use of the government funds or approved budget for the contracts, we respectfully suggest that the matter be referred to the Department of Budget and Management for a more definitive opinion, as it is the appropriate government agency with the authority to make determinations and/or clarifications regarding the budget, its utilization and period of validity.