NPM No. 095-2017
Requesting Entity: City of Talisay, Negros Occidental
Issues Concern: Bidding Documents Rate
Whether or not the Procuring Entity may impose a value of 1% of the ABC in the sale of Bidding Documents
Imposition of a value of one percent (1%) of the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) in the sale of bidding documents violates Section 17.4 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184 in relation to the Guidelines on the Sale of Bidding Documents. Procuring Entities (PEs) are bound to abide by the procurement law, rules and regulations and considering that the rules provide for specific standard rates of cost of bidding documents, the PEs should impose a value or amount not exceeding the applicable maximum cost per range of ABC as prescribed.