NPM No. 062-2016
Requesting Entity: ATWORK Manpower and General Services
Issues Concern: Proper Sealing and Marking of Bid Envelopes
Proper sealing and marking of bid envelopes because another bidder did not affix his signature on the submitted sealed envelopes
Clause 20.3 of the Instructions to Bidders, Philippine Bidding Documents for the Procurement of Goods, provides that the original and copies of the envelopes containing the technical and financial components of the bid shall be signed by the bidder, but is silent whether the same should be done on the main (outer) envelope where all the envelopes containing the original and copies of the technical and financial components of the bid are enclosed. Nonetheless, it is our considered view that a Procuring Entity (PE) may require that all envelopes shall be duly signed on the sealed overlaps or flaps by the bidder or duly authorized representative in order to maintain the integrity of the documents, provided that this requirement is expressly and clearly indicated in the PE`s Bidding Documents.