NPM No. 042-2015

Requesting Entity: Zamboanga City Water District

Issues Concern: Change of Technical Specifications during Contract Implementation Stage



[P]rocurement contracts should be strictly performed according to its specifications. In case of change or modification in the specifications during contract implementation, the Procuring Entity (PE) is best fit to determine the acceptability of such change taking into consideration the identified needs of the PE, the bidder's responsibility and the materiality of such proposed change, alongside the pronouncement of the Supreme Court in the Capalla case, in that - "[s]uch changes must not constitute substantial or material amendments that would alter the basic parameters of the contract and would constitute a denial to other bidders of the opportunity to bid on the same terms."