NPM No. 063-2017
Requesting Entity: J.L. BAHIA CONSTRUCTIONS AND SUPPLY
Issues Concern: Accreditation for Infrastructure Projects
Whether accreditation by a particular procuring entity, apart from registration in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS), is required in the procurement of infrastructure projects.
Accreditation by a procuring entity, apart from the registration with the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS), is not a requirement to be able to participate in the procurement of infrastructure projects. Accreditation is not consistent with RA 9184 and its 2016 IRR. Only the eligibility requirements under Sections 23 and 24 of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184 are the criteria required to determine whether or not a prospective bidder may be eligible to participate in government procurement.
A registration mechanism within the Procuring Entity for purposes of maintaining a roster of bidders participating in the agency is allowed, provided that it functions only as a registration system, such that even if a bidder is not registered s/he will still be allowed to participate and bid as opposed to an accreditation system where only those who are accredited or pre-qualified will be allowed to bid.