NPM No. 025-2017

Requesting Entity: National Food Authority Regional Office Vi (NFA-RO VI)

Issues Concern: Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Composition



Whether regional Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) can consist of six (6) members.

[U]nder Section 11.2.1 of the 2016 revised IRR of RA 9184, the Head of the Procuring Entity (HoPE) can designate at least five (5) but not more than seven (7) members of unquestionable integrity and procurement proficiency to the BAC. . . .

Thus, the regional BAC of the NFA-RO VI may be composed of six (6) members provided that the designated “regular members” comply with the ranking requirements, and to the extent possible to the identified disciplines, that is, legal, administrative or financial areas of the Procuring Entity. As regards Provisional Members, it would suffice to have a technical and end-user members without regard to any ranking requirement.