NPM 133-2013

Requesting Entity: Odin Security Agency, Inc. (ODIN)

Issues Concern: Failure to Submit Certified True Copies



Whether the Bid and Awards Committee (BAC) was correct in disqualifying you for not stamping "certified true copies" for Copy 1 and Copy 2 of the bid documents.

Considering that the subject matter is an ongoing procurement activity where Odin has a pending request for reconsideration, this office shall refrain from making a categorical statement as to the validity of the BAC's action so as not to pre-empt its authority to decide.

Nonetheless, Section 25.2(a)(iv) of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) provides that a prospective bidder or its duly authorized representative is required to submit a Sworn Statement in the form prescribed by the GPPB, certifying under oath, among other things, that each of the documents submitted in satisfaction of the bidding requirements is an authentic copy of the original, complete, and all statements and information provided therein are true and correct.