NPM No. 015-2017
Requesting Entity: Regional Office-IVB (MIMAROPA) Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
Issues Concern: Single Largest Completed Contract (SLCC) Requirement for the Procurement of Non-Expendable Goods
Inquiry on the correct interpretation of the phrase, “equivalent to at least half of the percentage of the ABC as required above” in BDS Clause 5.4 par. 3b.
It bears stressing that the Procuring Entity should choose, depending on the results of its market research, whether to use the general SLCC requirement or the exception, and indicate the same in BDS Clause 5.4. In applying the exception to the SLCC requirement, the phrase “the largest of these similar contracts must be equivalent to at least half of the percentage of the ABC as required above” means that the largest contract between or among the contracts submitted should amount to at least 50% of the required percentage of the ABC, which is 50% of the ABC for non-expendable goods or services. Thus, 50% of the required percentage of the ABC is actually half of the percentage requirement, which is 25%.