NPM No. 001-2017
Requesting Entity: National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
Issues Concern: Repackaging of Infrastructure Project into Three Lots
Whether an infrastructure project covered by a single Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) can be subdivided into three (3) contract packages.
In accomplishing a given infrastructure project, the Procuring Entity has the prerogative as to the best possible way it may proceed. This includes the discretion on whether to procure and award a project in whole to a single contractor, or to subdivide the project into multiple phases, or into smaller packages or lots, resulting in the award of smaller contracts to different contractors. In other words, the Procuring Entity has the discretion on how to complete the project in the most efficient manner.