NPM 055-2012

Requesting Entity: Den-Tronix International Trading

Issues Concern: Discrepancy in Bid Price



Clarification on which amount of the bid price should prevail under Republic Act (RA) 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

[S]ection 32.2.1 (b) of the IRR is applied for purposes of arithmetical corrections in the computation of bid prices and Section 32.2.3 of the same IRR provides rules in case of discrepancies, such arithmetical corrections should be subject to the rules provided in Section 32.2.3 if, on occasion, there are discrepancies.

[W]here the discrepancy between the submitted bid price in words and in figures, Section 32.2.3 of the IRR dictates that the submitted bid price expressed in words shall prevail over the amount in figures.

[T]hat the resulting bid price in words is higher than that in figures, Section 34.4 of the IRR dictates that the lower amount between the submitted bid price and the calculated bid prices shall prevail. This notwithstanding, any discrepancy in the submitted bid price or in the calculated bid price shall be resolved following the rules under Section 32.2.3 of the IRR.