2014-11-19

NPM 133-2014

Requesting Entity: LS Guard Force Security and Investigation Agency, Inc. (LS guard)

Issues Concern: Request for Amendment to Instruction to Bidders (ITB) Clause 12.1(a)(iii)

 

Details

Request to amend the SLCC requirement in order accommodate newly established businesses that have no sufficient experience yet to comply with said requirement.

[T]he Single Largest Completed Contract (SLCC) criterion is required in order to ensure that the Government is contracting with an entity that has already accomplished at least one project with a value no less than fifty percent (50%) of the contract to be bid.

The rationale is to establish a tangible gauge for the bidder"s track record and capacity to perform contractual obligations. It seeks to safeguard the interest of the procuring entity by ensuring that the bidder has the experience and resources to perform the contract to be awarded strictly in accordance with the terms thereof and to complete the project to be bid. Thus, this eligibility criterion cannot be dispensed with or compromised as this is one of the minimum requirements that a prospective bidder has to satisfy to establish its track record and capacity to perform contractual obligations.