Requesting Entity: University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB)
Issues Concern: Shopping (Unforeseen Contingency)
Clarification on the necessity of the Bids and Awards Committee's (BAC) participation in Shopping under Section 52.1(a) of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184
As a general rule, after the decision to resort to Shopping has been made, the BAC shall undertake the conduct of the procurement activity. However, Section 2(c) of the Guidelines for Shopping and Small Value Procurement (Guidelines) provides that the conduct of the actual activity to do the Shopping or Small Value Procurement may be delegated to the appropriate bureau, committee, or support unit duly authorized by the BAC, which shall comply with the procedural guideposts prescribed under the Guidelines and IRR of RA 9184. It must be pointed out, however, that such BAC delegation may be performed or accomplished prior to the happening of any event within the purview of Section 52.1(a) of the IRR of RA 9184.