NPM No. 019-2019
Requesting Entity: Heads of Procuring Entities
Issues Concern: Delisting of Motor Vehicles and Airline Tickets from the List of Common-Use Supplies and Equipment (CSE) of the Procurement Service (PS)
Clarification on the implications of Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution Nos. 20-2019 and 21-2019, approving the (i) Delisting of Motor Vehicles and (ii) Airline Tickets under the Government Fares Agreement (GFA) in the list of Common-Use Supplies and Equipment of the PS, respectively
GPPB Resolution No. 20-2019 (Motor Vehicles)
Procuring entities (PE) are no longer mandated to procure motor vehicles from the PS. [P]Es with ongoing transactions with the PS shall not be affected. PEs are therefore advised to inquire from the PS the status of their pending order and date of delivery.
Accordingly, PEs are authorized to undertake the bidding of ANY of their motor vehicle requirements, even those previously covered by the centralized procurement, subject to Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The provisions of Administrative Order No. 14, series of 2018 and DBM Budget Circular No. 2017-1, with respect to the acquisition approval requirements and the typology, classification and specifications of motor vehicles shall still apply.
PEs may still opt to engage the PS as their procurement agent for the bidding of motor vehicles as the Resolution did not affect the provisions of Section 7.3.3(a) of the 2016 revised IRR of RA No. 9184.
GPPB Resolution No. 21-2019 (Airline Tickets)
PEs are no longer mandated to procure their airline ticket requirements from the GFA of the PS. Hence, PEs may undertake the purchase of their airline ticket requirements pursuant to RA No. 9184 and its 2016 IRR.
[P]Es may still opt to engage the PS as their procurement agent and avail of the GFA as the Resolution did not affect the provisions of Section 7.3.3(a) of the 2016 revised IRR of RA No. 9184.