NPM 110-2012

Requesting Entity: Morente Farolan & Mallari (MFM)

Issues Concern: Section 32.2.3 vis-a-vis Section 34.3 of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184



Clarification on the correct interpretation and application of Sections 32.2.3 and 34.4 of the revised IRR of RA 9184.

[A]lthough Section 32.2.3(b) of the revised IRR applies in resolving the discrepancies between total price per item and unit price per item multiplied by the item quantity, this determination is still subject to Section 34.4 of the revised IRR, which provides that award of contract should be in the amount whichever is lower between the submitted bid price and the calculated bid price.