NPM No. 138-2017
Requesting Entity: JOSE RIZAL MEMORIAL STATE UNIVERSITY – DIPOLOG CAMPUS
Issues Concern: Building and Demolition Permits
Whether building and demolition permits are needed during the bidding process.
[W]e wish to emphasize that Procuring Entities (PEs) are proscribed from requiring additional eligibility requirements. For purposes of determining the eligibility of bidders, only the documents mentioned in Section 23.1 for the procurement of Goods and Infrastructure projects and Section 24.1 for the procurement of Consulting Services of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 are required. PEs cannot add another requirement to, nor delete any requirement from, the identified list of eligibility requirements. This is because the list of minimum eligibility requirements under the 2016 IRR of RA 9184 has already been streamlined alongside the governing principle of government procurement, i.e. a streamlined government procurement process. The rationale for this is to allow greater participation, enhance competition among prospective bidders, and reduce transaction costs.
In conclusion, Jose Rizal Memorial State University – Dipolog Campus may require the submission of documentary requirements as stated in the Bidding Documents provided that the same are licenses or permits which are required under the law. Thus, if part of the post-qualification requirements includes the submission of clearances, permits or certifications issued by the different agencies of the government, the same should be appropriate licenses and permits required under the law and not merely to aid the PE or the Bids and Awards Committee in verifying the eligibility of the bidder.