NPM 117-2013

Requesting Entity: Government Arsenal (GA) Department of National Defense

Issues Concern: Composition of Post-qualification Team



Clarification on the composition of a post-qualification team, and whether the same should be headed by a Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) member.

Neither Republic Act No. (RA) RA 9184 nor its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) provides for the establishment of a post-qualification team that is separate and distinct from the BAC, since the responsibility and authority of conducting the post-qualification is categorically delegated to the BAC under Section 12.1 of the IRR of RA 9184. Differently stated, the post-qualification team shall be the BAC, which can be assisted by the Technical Working Group, and shall be responsible in determining the compliance of the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid with all the requirements and conditions specified in the Bidding Documents.