NPM No. 112-2015

Requesting Entity: Local Government of Kidapawan City

Issues Concern: Pakyaw Labor



Requirement of a Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) license for the engagement of Pakyaw labor in the implementation of Infrastructure Project

[T]he engagement of Pakyaw labor is not governed by the rules on public bidding under the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184.

[T]he eligibility documents, such as PCAB license, for competitive public bidding under Section 23.1 of the IRR of RA 9184 are not required to be submitted in Pakyaw Contracting System. In fact, Section 4.7 of the Revised Guidelines for the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects by Administration provides that in no case may Pakyaw groups be regular or licensed contractors or organized by and/or under the management of a regular or licensed contractor.