NPM 014-2015

Requesting Entity: Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD)

Issues Concern: Additional Technical Requirement



Whether an additional experience requirement to form part of a prospective bidder's technical eligibility violates Section 23 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 or any other provision thereof


[T]he the procuring entity may stipulate its actual requirements in its Technical Specifications/ Scope of Work/ Terms of Reference, which must be reasonable and competitive. The Single Largest Completed Contract (SLCC) criterion is required in order to ensure that the Government is contracting with an entity that has accomplished at least one project with a value equivalent to no less than 50%, and which is also similar to the contract to be bid. It must be noted that no additional technical eligibility requirement is necessary to ensure that ZCWD, and the government as a whole, is entering into contract with the best qualified and capable contractor, as this may already be covered by the bidders' SLCC.