NPM No. 033-2016

Requesting Entity: University of the Philippines Open University

Issues Concern: Incomplete Bill of Quantities



Whether a bid is responsive if no price is stated in the columns for “Material” and “Labor” although there is a price indicated in the column for “Total” in the Bill of Quantities


[A] bid that does not provide all the required items or where no price, zero or dash is indicated in the “Material” and “Labor” columns in the Bill of Quantities, the same shall be regarded as non-responsive, and the bidder can be disqualified. Thus, failure to fill-out the space for either the “Material” or “Labor” columns renders the bid non-responsive, even if a price is indicated in the “Total” column, making the bidder automatically disqualified.