NPM No. 037-2016
Requesting Entity: Senate of the Philippines
Issues Concern: Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Budget Circular No. 2004-5A , dated 23 March 2004
Whether the BAC can use the proceeds to purchase necessary equipment and other BAC expenses incurred in the conduct of its procurement activities.
[F]ees collected from procurement-related activities cannot be used to purchase necessary equipment and other BAC expenses incurred in the conduct of its procurement activities, as the proceeds shall be utilized exclusively for honoraria, overtime pay, and legal assistance and indemnification of procurement officials and practitioners of the procuring entity.
What is the procedure on the retrieval of proceeds remitted to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr)?
[T]he GPPB or its Technical Support Office are not in the position to provide the procedures in relation to the retrieval of proceeds remitted to the BTr. In this regard, we respectfully refer you to the Permanent Committee and its member agencies, consisting of the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management and Commission on Audit, as the appropriate offices that could provide the guidelines on the matter.