Requesting Entity: National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
Issues Concern: Philippine Association of Detective Protective Agency Operators (PADPAO) Rates
Compliance of a bidder with the PADPAO rates
A bidder's compliance with the minimum wage is concomitant with its compliance with the PADPAO rate; correspondingly, a Private Security Agency (PSA) bidder that does not use the applicable minimum wage established by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWB) in the computation of its bid, including its PADPAO rates, shall be disqualified for non-compliance with labor laws and standards, and the requirements under RA 9184 and its IRR. PADPAO rates are prescribed by the PADPAO, an organization of PSAs, in order to ensure that its member security agencies pay uniform rates for the service of its security guards. Whereas, the rates prescribed in wage orders issued by the RTWB are part of labor rules and standards; therefore, security agencies participating in government procurement are mandated to submit bids in accordance with the rates prescribed in these wage orders.