NPM 048-2012

Requesting Entity: Bulacan State University

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).

x xx Section 32.2.3 of the IRR of RA 9184 is very clear that in cases of discrepancies between bid prices in figures and bid prices in words, the latter shall prevail. Hence, applying this principle in the present case, the submitted bid price expressed in words, which amounts to Six Million Five Hundred Pesos (P6,000,500.00) shall prevail over the amount in figures, i.e., P6,500,000.00. Moreover, even considering the detailed computation appearing in the Bill of Quantities, Section 34.4 of the IRR requires that the lower amount between the submitted bid price and the calculated bid price shall prevail.