Requesting Entity: Commission on Audit-Home Development Mutual Fund
Issues Concern: Lease of Office Space
Under R. A. 9184 and its IRR-A, the procuring entity shall adopt public bidding as the general mode of procurement. Alternative methods are resorted to only in highly exceptional cases set forth in Sections 48-54 of R. A. 9184 and its IRR-A.
Direct Contracting or single source procurement, one of the alternative modes of procurement, may only be employed by a procuring entity under the following circumstances:
Under the above-quoted provision, any of the conditions mentioned therein should be proven by the procuring entity to be complied with before it can resort to such mode of procurement.
[Section 53 of the IRR-A now includes lease of privately owned real estate for official use as one of the instances when the procuring entity may enter into Negotiated Procurement]