NPM No. 096-2017
Requesting Entity: Ms. Kayzelle Anne M. Carpio
Issues Concern: Non-Inclusion of Supplemental Bid/Bulletin in the Bid Submission
Whether failure to include copy of the Supplemental Bid/Bulletin and the Bidding Documents in the bid submission, as part of the Technical and Financial envelopes, may be a ground for disqualification
[T]here is no legal basis under Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, its 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and the standardized Philippine Bidding Documents that require bidders to attach the copy of the Supplemental/Bid bulletin or the Standard Bidding Documents as part of their submission since they are not one of those documents required to be enclosed in the technical and financial component envelopes in accordance with RA 9184 and its 2016 IRR. The prospective bidder, however, must submit a bid or offer using the Bidding Documents issued by the Procuring Entity for the procurement opportunity.