NPM No. 004-2016
Requesting Entity: National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
Issues Concern: Joint Venture's (JVs) Technical Requirements
Whether the non-submission of the: 1) List of its Materials Engineer(s) to be assigned to the contract to be bid, with their complete qualification and experience data; and 2) The certification of availability of equipment from the equipment lessor/vendor for the duration of the project, which are both required to be submitted as part of the technical requirements in the first envelope, is a ground for disqualification.
Under the IRR of RA 9184, a bidder must comply with the minimum specifications, such as the identification of the Materials Engineer for the project. As for the Certification of Availability of equipment from the equipment lessor/vendor for the duration of the project, which supports the list of contractor's equipment units, it is a specific technical document under Section 25.2(b)(iii)(3) of the IRR of RA 9184, which cannot be dispensed with. Accordingly, both requirements are part of the technical bid and non-submission of which is a ground for disqualification of the bidder.