NPM 019-2006

Requesting Entity: Municipality of Sablan, Benguet

Issues Concern: Location of BAC Meetings



Whether the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) may conduct their meetings outside their official stations.

Republic Act No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A do not prescribe nor limit the location where the BAC can hold meetings. Please note, however, that the BAC is mandated to specify the address of the pre-bid conference, and the location where the bids are submitted and opened in the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility to Bid and all other bidding documents. These addresses cannot be unilaterally changed without notifying the public. Further, prudence dictates that location of BAC meetings and bid openings be held in a place easily accessible to the public.