NPM No. 122-2017
Requesting Entity: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH), REGIONAL OFFICE VIII
Issues Concern: Discounts
Clarification with regard to procurement of infrastructure projects wherein some bidders tend to offer discounts in its bid only on the face of its bid form and not uniformly reflected in its Bill of Quantities and Detailed Estimates.
[W]e wish to reiterate that an offer of discount in the Bid Form, even though not uniformly reflected in its Bill of Quantities and Detailed Estimates, can be validly considered in the computation of the total calculated bid price to identify the Lowest Calculated Bid. Further, to ensure consistency with the total calculated bid price, the same discount reflected in the Bid Form shall be proportionately applied in the items in the Bill of Quantities and Detailed Estimates.