2007-12-07

NPM 081-2007

Requesting Entity: City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Issues Concern: Procurement of Blocktime Program through Direct Contracting

 

Details

1. Whether a contract for a blocktime program may be procured through direct contracting.

If there are several media networks which can offer the blocktime required by the City Government, it should be procured through public bidding, unless other conditions exist to justify resort to any of the alternative methods of procurement (Sections 10 and 48 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184).

2. Whether the Guidelines on the Procurement of Water, Electricity, Telecommunications and Internet Service Providers would be applicable in the procurement of a blocktime program.

The Guidelines on the Procurement of Water, Electricity, Telecommunications and Internet Service Providers covers the procurement of telecommunication services, specifically landline and cellular phone lines. It does not include the procurement of media services.