NPM No. 107-2017

Requesting Entity: Food and Drugs Administration

Issues Concern: Supplemental/Bid Bulletin; Reservation Clause



Invocation of the Reservation Clause under Section 41(b) of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184 with respect to the posting of a Supplemental/Bid Bulletin reducing the minimum required experience of the proposed professional staff from fifteen (15) years to ten (10 years) on the day of the deadline for submission and opening of the Expression of Interest

[T]he Supplemental/Bid Bulletin should be posted in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System at least seven (7) calendar days before the deadline for the submission and receipt of the Expression of Interest. Failure by the Bids and Awards Committee to comply with the posting requirement would allow the Head of the Procuring Entity to exercise his/her right under the “Reservation Clause”.