The Procurement Policies, Processes, and Practices of a Sampled Public Tertiary Institution


  • Henrietta P. Narvaez, MPA


Procurement Policies, Processes, and Practices, Sampled Public Tertiary Institution


As stated on the handbook on Philippine Government Procurement, it is the declared policy of the State to promote the ideals of good governance in all its branches, departments, bureaus, offices, and agencies, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and/or controlled corporations, government financial institutions, and local government units shall be governed by principles especially in the procurement process. (GPPB, 2013)

Through Republic Act No. 9184, known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act,” the national government is posited to modernize and standardize their government procurement systems to ensure transparency on various government transactions and enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement of goods, services, and civil works. Institutions responsible for this are the ones who are ‘subjected to public standards of accountability.”

The researcher selected Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa in the National Capital Region which is considered as the main campus and its three branches, in Quezon City, San Juan, and Taguig as the locales of the study. As a chartered university, it has sustained education to be accessible to everyone, maintaining 22 campuses around the country, while students only pay the miscellaneous fees because of the mandate of President Rodrigo Duterte, students in every state university are free from tuition fees. P.U.P. Manila is its flagship campus, the seat of administration, and highest among the campuses in all means—academic programs, geographical reach, and student population.

Despite all the efforts put in enhancing the system’s procurement policies, processes, and practices still there were problems such as: Receiving damaged items, some goods delivered not in accordance with the agreed specification, delayed in supplies and services, and the use of rank/position in requesting supplies or services. The researcher wanted to know if the procurement system was properly taking place in the P.U.P branches in the National Capital Region and if the procurement policies, processes, and practices of the P.U.P administration were effective.

This research aimed to know and understand the procurement policies, processes, and practices of P.U.P. Sta. Mesa, Manila and its branches in NCR.