NPM No. 104-2016

Requesting Entity: Department of Interior and Local Government

Issues Concern: Submission of Expired PCAB License



Whether the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) aptly declared the ineligibility of two (2) prospective bidders for their submission of an expired Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) license


[A] PCAB license as an eligibility requirement for the procurement of infrastructure projects under Section 23.1 (a) (iv) of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 should be valid at the time of the deadline for the submission and opening of bids. In the case at hand, the bidders should have submitted a PCAB license that is valid as of the date of the deadline for the submission of bids and bid opening.


Likewise, Government Procurement Policy Board Resolution No. 02-2015 applies only to the submission of the bidder`s recently expired Mayor`s Permit and the Official Receipt as proof that the bidder has applied for renewal of the permit within the prescribed period in compliance with the requirements under Section 23 of the revised IRR of RA 9184. It does not include the submission of an expired PCAB license and the corresponding proof of renewal thereof in lieu of a valid PCAB license.