NPM No. 105-2016
Requesting Entity: Municipality of Boac
Issues Concern: Format of Statement of All Ongoing Government and Private Contracts
Whether or not the non-conformance to the standard or prescribed form of Statement of all ongoing government and private contracts is a ground to post disqualify a bidder with the lowest calculated bid (LCB).
The Statement of ongoing and completed contracts prescribed in the Philippine Bidding Documents is part and parcel of the bidder`s bid, and being a standard form under existing rules, it should then conform to the template provided by the GPPB. This is in accord with the requirement under Section 6.2 of the IRR of RA 9184 that the use of standard forms, once issued by the GPPB, shall be mandatory upon all procuring entities.
Failure of the bidder to comply with the prescribed template despite this being included in the Philippine Bidding Documents is a cause for the bidder`s ineligibility or disqualification. In this case, the bidder`s non-compliance with form of Statement of ongoing and completed contracts as prescribed in the Bidding Documents is a ground for its post disqualification.