NPM No. 009-2016

Requesting Entity: Bendimil Construction and Development Corporation

Issues Concern: PCAB License for Joint Ventures (JVs)



Opinion relative to the requirement of a PCAB license for Joint Venture (JV) bidders and the stage at which it has to be submitted per the requirements embodied in Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

[T]he submission of the individual PCAB licenses of each joint venture partner participating in a civil works procurement is not necessary if the bidder is participating as a Joint Venture. As mentioned, the submission of the Special PCAB license for JV bidders is required pursuant to Section 38 of RA 4566 and Section 3.5 of its associated IRR as part of the technical eligibility documents to be submitted, together with the bid proposal, on or before the deadline for submission and receipt of bids.