NPM No. 058-2017


Issues Concern: Functions of the BAC Secretariat



Whether the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Secretariat has an oversight function over the Technical Working Group (TWG) and the right to dictate on the content or context of the TWG report.

The BAC Secretariat has no oversight over the TWG nor the authority to dictate upon the content or context of the TWG Report or findings. The duty of the BAC Secretariat in the main is to provide administrative support to the TWG apart from other tasks identified by the rules.

The TWG`s Report or its findings relative to the conduct of the bid evaluation and/or post-qualification should be independent from any influence or control, as the function of the TWG is to submit its Report or findings to BAC for the latter`s consideration.