NPM No. 001-2016
Requesting Entity: Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Issues Concern: Separate Bids and Awards Committees (BACs)
Whether the MUST can establish separate BACs in the procurement of Goods, Consulting Services, and Infrastructure Projects.
MUST has the prerogative and authority to establish separate BACs upon determination that creation of separate BACs according to the nature of procurement, or geographical location, is necessary to expedite its procurement process. Similarly, MUST, in creating separate BACs, shall designate at least five (5) but not more than seven (7) members for each BAC subject to the qualification requirements for such members provided in the IRR of RA 9184.