Requesting Entity: Office of the Vice President
Issues Concern: Bidding Requirements
Clarification on the updated requirements for competitive bidding for the procurement of goods based on the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and the recent issuances of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB)
Pertinent to the eligibility requirements, we wish to clarify that the Section 23.1 of the IRR of RA 9184 provides the only documents which shall be required by the Bids and Awards Committee.
[P]rocuring Entities are proscribed from requiring additional eligibility requirements since the list of minimum eligibility requirements under the IRR of RA 9184 has been streamlined/simplified, such that only those requirements enumerated in Sections 23.1 of the IRR are necessary for purposes of determining bidder`s eligibility. The rationale for this is to allow greater participation, enhance competition among prospective bidders, and reduce transaction costs.
In relation to the technical and financial components of the bid, the contents shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 25.2 of the IRR of RA 9184 and the Philippine Bidding Documents for the Procurement of Goods.