NPM No. 083-2015
Requesting Entity: Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
Issues Concern: BAC Composition
Whether a contractual employee may qualify as a provisional member of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) representing the end-user unit.
[A]ll members of the BAC, whether regular or provisional, must occupy a plantilla position in the procuring entity.
[T]he plantilla position contemplated by the rules may be occupied by a contractual, regular, designated or appointed official or personnel. The nature and tenure of employment is inconsequential. Rather, the concern specifically refers to whether such position is included in the list of authorized positions created by the Department of Budget and Management, and whether said position is existing within the organizational structure of the procuring entity concerned.
Accordingly, contractual personnel of the PIDS occupying a permanent position, that is, a plantilla position, can be a member of the BAC whether in a regular or provisional capacity.