NPM No. 088-2016
Requesting Entity: Fiscal Planning and Reforms Bureau Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Issues Concern: Designation of BAC Chairman
Whether the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) is qualified to be the Chairman of the University’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)
[T]he VPAF may be designated as BAC Chairman, provided that such employee possesses all of the qualifications and none of the disqualifications provided under existing laws, rules and regulations. In particular, the Chairperson must be at least a third ranking permanent official of the Procuring Entity (PE); a person of unquestionable integrity and procurement proficiency; and, in no case shall be the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE), an approving authority, or a Chief Accountant or personnel of the Accounting Unit, except as an end-user representative when the Accounting Unit is the requesting or procuring end-user.
All told, if the VPAF is designated in a position that is at least third ranking within the organizational structure of the procuring entity, he or she may be designated as the chairman of the BAC, subject to compliance with the other requirements above-mentioned.