Category Archives: Public Bidding

The absence of a public bidding may mean that the government was not able to secure the lowest bargain in its favor and may open the door to graft and corruption

To sustain a conviction under Section 3(g) of Republic Act No. 3019, it must be clearly proven that 1) the accused is a public officer; 2) the public officer entered into a contract or transaction on behalf of the government; … Continue reading

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RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act of 2003: Boon or Bane?

ACA Nimfa Cuesta Vilches The procurement (acquisition of goods, services, and contracting for infrastructure projects) law was enacted to lay down rules and regulations to modernize, standardize, and regulate the procurement of domestically-funded activities of the government. It is a … Continue reading

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Procurement without bidding

It is a well-entrenched rule that factual findings of the Sandiganbayan are conclusive upon the Supreme Court except where: (1) the conclusion is a finding grounded entirely on speculation, surmise and conjectures; (2) the inference made is manifestly mistaken; (3) … Continue reading

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RA 9184 is the current law on government procurement. This law still requires public bidding as a preferred mode of award. However, it allows exceptions to public bidding rule in certain instances, conditions, or extraordinary circumstances

Exceptions in EO 301 apply to purchase of supplies, materials and equipment not to contracts for public services We cannot agree with the contention of MIAA and Gana that the exceptions to the public bidding rule in Sec. 1 of … Continue reading

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