Requesting Entity: G.O. Lisay Marketing
Issues Concern: Refusal to Accept Price Quotation
Whether a procuring entity could validly and legally refuse to accept a sealed bid containing an accomplished Request for Quotation (RFQ) from a qualified supplier.
[A] procuring entity cannot validly and legally refuse to accept a bid submitted before the deadline for the submission indicated in the RFQ. A contrary action on the part of the procuring entity opens a ground for the aggrieved bidder to file a request for reconsideration and, subsequently, protest as provided in Section 55 of RA 9184 and its IRR, without prejudice to the institution of civil, administrative and/or criminal actions against the erring officials under applicable laws and rules.