NPM No. 090-2017
Requesting Entity: BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
Issues Concern: Discrepancy between the Original Copy and the First Copy of the Documents
Which will prevail if there are discrepancies between the original copy and the first copy of the documents submitted by a bidder.
The bid price indicated in the original bid prevails over the bid price reflected in the duplicate and triplicate copies. This rule is reflected in the second sentence of ITB Clause 19.3 of the Philippine Bidding Documents for Goods, which states that "In the event of any discrepancy between the original and the copies, the original shall prevail." Thus, in case of discrepancy between the original copy and duplicate copy as to the unit cost of the items, the original copy shall prevail. Lack of data as regards unit cost in the original copy makes the bid non-responsive, and thus, automatically disqualified pursuant to Section 32.2.1 (a) of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, the Government Procurement Reform Act.