NPM No. 124-2016
Requesting Entity: Southern Rock Construction and Supply
Issues Concern: Exemption from the Single Largest Completed Contract Requirement under Small B category
Whether a newly established contractor with no work experience can be declared eligible in accordance with Section 126.96.36.199 of the 2009 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184
Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) Circular No. 001, being the most recent issuance of PCAB on the matter, should be used in determining a bidder’s (Allowable Range of Contract Cost) ARCC. Considering that PCAB Circular No. 001 provides that the ARCC for Small B contractors is Php15,000,000.00, Small B contractors without the required SLCC may be allowed to bid on government infrastructure projects with an Approved Budget for the Contract that does not exceed Php7,500,000.00 (50% of Php15,000,000.00) in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52 of the revised 2009 IRR of RA 9184.