OBSERVANCE OF THE ANNUAL
It has been reported, through the Procurement Planning
(PPC), that some offices of the Supreme Court (SC), including the
Office of the
Court Administrator (OCA), have requested the procurement of supplies
equipment that are not included in the Approved Annual Procurement Plan
To grant these requests would be to disrupt the meticulous and
planning of the PPC and to defeat the purpose of an annual procurement
Accordingly, the Chief Justice reiterates the second
Section 7 of Republic Act No. 9184, otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act, which provides: "No government procurement
shall be undertaken unless it is in accordance with the Approved Annual
Procurement Plan of the Procuring Entity."
Additionally, all offices of the SC, including the OCA,
reminded of their duty to actively participate and cooperate with the
the preparation of the Annual Procurement Plan by submitting their
procurement plan to be used as a basis for the budget proposal.
Likewise, it must be stressed that consistent with
fiscal discipline measures, only supplies and equipment that are
necessary to the efficient discharge of governmental functions shall be
included in the Procurement Plan.
In exceptional circumstances where the requesting office
needs supplies and equipment which have not been included in the
Annual Procurement Plan, the request must contain a fully satisfactory
justification and be coursed through the PPC for its study and
PPC shall, in turn, submit a report and recommendation for
consideration by the
Strict compliance is hereby enjoined.
Issued this 13th
day of February 2004.