Requesting Entity: Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region XI
Issues Concern: Single Largest Completed Contract (SLCC)
Request for approval to procure 4,609,600 pieces of seednuts amounting to Php 69,144,000.00 in four (4) phases instead of single procurement, in view of the failure of suppliers to meet the technical criterion under Section 126.96.36.199 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184.
[T]he Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) and its Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) do not approve strategies or approaches for specific procurement activity of a Procuring Entity (PE). Instead, we are mandated to ensure proper implementation of RA 9184, its IRR and other associated rules and regulations and assisting the PEs to improve their procurement performance and compliance.
In this regard, if it is determined by PCA Region XI that imposing the SLCC requirement will likely result in failure of bidding, or monopoly that will defeat the purpose of public bidding, the exception under the second paragraph of Section 188.8.131.52 of the IRR of RA 9184 may be utilized, provided that it is clearly indicated in BDS Clause 5.4 of the PBDs for the Procurement of Goods.