Requesting Entity: FNC Food & Beverages Machinery Technology and Services
Issues Concern: Accreditation of Bidders
Whether the creation of an accreditation system is valid and recognized under RA 9184 and its revised IRR
The creation of an accreditation system is not in accordance with the mandate of the present procurement law as it contravenes the very basic principles of competitive bidding. As it was previously discussed in Non-Policy Matter Opinion No. 28-2005, the establishment of an accreditation system within the agency would limit the participation of bidders only to the accredited suppliers, to the exclusion and prejudice of the bidders in the market.