IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT
RULE I – GENERAL PROVISIONS
Purpose and General Coverage
This Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Part A, hereinafter called “IRR-A,” is
promulgated pursuant to Section 75 of Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known
as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” (GPRA), for the purpose of prescribing the
necessary rules and regulations for the modernization, standardization, and regulation of the
procurement activities of the government.
This IRR-A shall cover all fully domestically-
funded procurement activities from procurement planning up to contract implementation and
termination, except for the following:
Acquisition of real property which shall be governed by Republic Act No. 8974
(R.A. 8974), entitled “An Act to Facilitate the Acquisition of Right-of-Way Site or
Location for National Government Infrastructure Projects and for Other Purposes,”
and other applicable laws; and
Private sector infrastructure or development projects and other procurement
covered by Republic Act No. 7718 (R.A. 7718), entitled “An Act Authorizing the
Financing, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure Projects by
the Private Sector, and for Other Purposes,” as amended:
That for the portions financed by the Government, the provisions of this IRR-A
The IRR-B for foreign-funded procurement activities shall be the subject of a subsequent
Declaration of Policy
The provisions of this IRR-A are in line with the Government’s commitment to good
governance and its effort to adhere to the principle of transparency, accountability, equity,
efficiency, and economy in its procurement process.
It is the policy of the Government that
procurement of infrastructure projects, goods and consulting services shall be competitive
and transparent, and therefore shall be through public bidding, except as otherwise provided
in this IRR-A.
It is also the policy of the Government to adopt a standard and uniform set of
rules and regulations governing the procurement of infrastructure projects, goods and
consulting services for government projects and other related activities that embodies a
streamlined procurement process.
Governing Principles on Government Procurement
Government procurement shall be governed by these principles:
Transparency in the procurement process and in the implementation of
procurement contracts through wide dissemination of bid opportunities and participation
of pertinent non-government organizations.