NPM No. 080-2017

Requesting Entity: MR. MANUEL G. ALIPON /

Issues Concern: Executive Assistant as BAC Chairperson



Whether an Executive Assistant may be appointed as Chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).

Under Section 11.2.3 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, the Government Procurement Reform Act, the BAC Chairperson for provinces, cities, and municipalities shall be designated by the Local Chief Executive. The Chairperson of the BAC shall be at least a third (3rd) ranking permanent official of the Procuring Entity.

An Executive Assistant V may be appointed as BAC Chairperson provided that he or she is at least a third ranking personnel within the organizational structure of the LGU occupying a plantilla position and is not a designated approving authority.