What is a MOA?
A MOA or Memorandum of Agreement is a legal document that describes in general terms and details a cooperative relationship between two parties. Under the PRDP, the MOA is the main document that provides the general agreement between the DA and the LGU defining the general roles and responsibilities of both parties, and establishing the overall engagement of the LGU relative to project implementation. In most cases, the PLGU represented by the local chief executive enters, signs and execute a MOA with the DA as represented by the Secretary.
Moreover, MLGUs and CLGUs that wish to act as procuring entity or provide the counterpart fund for the I-BUILD and/or I-REAP subprojects enter into MOA with the DA or concerned PLGU, as appropriate and the PG (in the case of I-REAP) defining their roles, functions and business arrangement in implementation.
Aside from the PLGU, the PRDP may also need to forge MOAs or any related instrument (e.g., Program Contract) with concerned agencies, SUCs and private institutions that may have critical role in the implementation of subprojects.