Requesting Entity: Commission on Audit - Regional Office VI
Issues Concern: Membership of End User Offices in the Bids and Awards Committee of Local Government Units
In view of Section 11.2.3 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184, in the event that several end user offices have direct interest over a particular procurement, we are of the opinion that it is legally impossible to give all end user offices representation in the BAC since the maximum number of BAC members is fixed by law. In this regard, the end user offices concerned are inhibited from requesting that they each be given representation in the BAC for the project over which they all have a direct interest. In order to address the concern of representation in accordance with the IRR-A of R.A. 9184, it is suggested that all the end user offices concerned elect or agree on a particular individual, or individuals, depending on the available representation for the end user office, who shall represent them in the BAC.