2005-03-17

NPM 019-2005

Requesting Entity: Development Academy of the Philippines

Issues Concern: Engagement of Services for the Implementation of an Integrity Development Review

 

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Clarification on the manner by which the services of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for an Integrity Development Review (IDR) may be contracted or engaged by other government agencies.

[T]he IDR is a readily available systems improvement tool that focuses on assessing an agency’s corruption vulnerabilities and identifying measures to strengthen its resistance to corruption. Although self-assessment by an agency using the IDR may be done, a third party assessment provides a more objective and credible evaluation of the agency’s corruption vulnerability. Thus, services of an individual or aggregate of individuals (e.g. group/unit, partnership, corporation, joint venture) may be contracted for purposes of acquiring the third party assessment component of the IDR.

For this purpose, if an agency decides to engage the services of a private entity for purposes of an external evaluation, it will have to contract this service through competitive bidding using the rules for procurement of goods under Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A). If the procuring entity determines that engaging the services of personnel from other government instrumentalities proves to be more beneficial and advantageous to the Government, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) may be entered into with the identified appropriate government entity to engage its personnel’s service.

However, if an agency is not capable of properly applying the IDR and deems it necessary to undergo training, it may contract the services of a private entity through competitive bidding using the rules for procurement of consulting services under R.A. 9184 and its IRR-A. On the other hand, if an agency identifies an appropriate government entity capable of providing training on IDR evaluation or assessment, and determines that engaging the services of such entity will be more beneficial, economical, and advantageous, the agencies concerned may merely execute a MoA for the conduct of the required training service.