NPM 087-2014

Requesting Entity: Bulacan State University

Issues Concern: PCAB License as Eligibility Requirement



Whether PCAB License Medium A Category B (Building or Industrial Plant and Air-Conditioning and Electrical Works) may be included in the eligibility requirements for the Procurement of Infrastructure Project, "Extension and Renovation of Valencia Hall."

[E]very Procuring Entity (PE) is duty-bound to determine the appropriate PCAB License/s for each project/contract under bidding. For further guidance, PE may coordinate with PCAB, the central regulatory body for construction contractors in the Philippines, to determine the appropriate license for a particular Infrastructure Project. Thereafter, only the appropriate PCAB License/s shall be accepted by the PE for the purpose of determining the eligibility of prospective bidders.

In this regard, it is our opinion that the Bulacan State University may only require the submission of a specific PCAB License if it is the appropriate license for the Infrastructure Project, "Extension and Renovation of Valencia Hall" based on existing laws, rules, and regulations and confirmed by the relevant government authority.