NPM No. 109-2015
Requesting Entity: Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Inc.
Issues Concern: Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) Solicitation Number
Whether failure of the bidder to indicate the PhilGEPS Solicitation Number in the bid form itself is a ground for disqualification.
[F]ailure to provide the required items in the Bidding Documents that would warrant disqualification refers to those items that are integral to the bid offer and does not include nominal items such as PhilGEPS Solicitation Number. Furthermore, nowhere is it mentioned in the Philippine Bidding Documents, particularly the ITB, that failure to indicate the PhilGEPS Solicitation Number in the bid form is a ground for disqualification, especially when there is also a failure on the part of the procuring entity to indicate the necessity of providing the PhilGEPS Solicitation Number in its bidding documents.