NPM 117-2014

Requesting Entity: Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA)

Issues Concern: Discrepancy in Bid Prices



Whether the discrepancy between the amount stated in the Bid Form and the amount stated in the Bill of Quantities (BoQ) may be a ground for disqualification.

[D]iscrepancy in the bid prices alone is not a ground for outright disqualification. It is still subject to arithmetical corrections during detailed bid evaluation to properly identify the LCB. Nonetheless, disqualification shall occur when the total calculated bid price, as evaluated and corrected for computational errors, exceeds the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) , or when the bidder refuses to accept the total calculated bid price, as evaluated and corrected.

Whether the amount of award should be based on the amount stated in the Bid Form or the amount Stated in the BoQ.

Section 34.4 of the revised IRR of RA 9184 provides that if the BAC determines that the bidder with the LCB passes all the criteria for post-qualification, it shall declare the said bid as the Lowest Calculated and Responsive Bid (LCRB), and recommend to the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE) the award of contract to the said bidder at its submitted bid price or its calculated bid price, whichever is lower.