NPM No. 046-2017
Requesting Entity: NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION- BUKIDNON INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OFFICE (NIA-BIMO)
Issues Concern: Philippine Bidding Documents for Infrastructure Projects
Crafting of Specifications in the Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs) for the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects
[S]ection 17.2 of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184 provides that the specifications and other terms in the Bidding Documents shall reflect the necessary specifications required to meet the needs of the Procuring Entity in clear and unambiguous terms. Moreover, for the procurement of Infrastructure Projects, the Bidders shall submit their bids in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes simultaneously, and the first envelope shall contain the Project Requirements pursuant to Section 25.2(b) of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184.
[T]he Specifications under Section VI of the PBDs for Infrastructure Projects, is defined as description of Works to be done and the qualities of materials to be used, the equipment to be installed and the mode of construction per General Conditions of the Contract (GCC) Clause 1.27 of the PBDs for Infrastructure Projects (5th ed.). As regards Feasibility Study, if one is necessary, the Detailed Engineering and Design, including the Bill of Quantities needed for the infrastructure project, if the procuring entity has no capability to prepare these documents, it may engage the services of a consultant pursuant to RA 9184 and its associated 2016 IRR.