Atin naman ngayong silipin ang saklaw o nasasakupan ng Government Procurement Reform Act, halaw sa Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations ng R.A.9184:
Section 4. Scope and Application of the IRR
4.1. This IRR shall apply to all procurement of any branch, agency, department, bureau, office, or instrumentality of the GOP, including government-owned and/or –controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and local government units (LGUs).
4.2. Any Treaty or International or Executive Agreement to which the GOP is a signatory affecting the subject matter of the Act and this IRR shall be observed. In case of conflict between the terms of the Treaty or International or Executive Agreement and this IRR, the former shall prevail.
4.3. Unless the Treaty or International or Executive Agreement expressly provides use of foreign government/foreign or international financing institution procurement procedures and guidelines, this IRR shall apply to Foreign-funded Procurement for goods, infrastructure projects, and consulting services by the GOP. Consistent with the policies and principles set forth in Sections 2 and 3 of this IRR, the GOP negotiating panels shall adopt, as its default position, use of this IRR, or at the very least, selection through competitive bidding, in all Foreign-funded Procurement. If the Treaty or International or Executive Agreement states otherwise, then the negotiating panels shall explain in writing the reasons therefor.
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Malinaw na hangga’t mayroong maituturing na procurement ang kahit na anong ahensya ng pamahalaan at ginagamit ang kaban o pondo ng bayan, saklaw ito ng RA.9184. Subalit ano ba nang kahulugan ng procurement sa konteksto ng batas?
Procurement. Refers to the acquisition of goods, consulting services, and the contracting for infrastructure projects by the procuring entity. In case of projects involving mixed procurements, the nature of the procurement, i.e., goods, infrastructure projects, or consulting services, shall be determined based on the primary purpose of the contract. Procurement shall also include the lease of goods and real estate. With respect to real property, its procurement shall be governed by the provisions of R.A. 8974 and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Sa madaling salita, lahat ng pagbili at pag-aari ng mga bagay, serbisyo, gawaing panlansangan at inprastruktura, maging ang pag-upa sa lupa at gusali at kombinasyon ng mga nabanggit, ay maituturing na procurement. Samantala, ang pagbili at pagbabayad sa lupa at gusali upang ariin ng pamahalaan ay sakop naman ng RA.8974 at iba pang kahalintulad na batas.