NPM No. 001-2019
Requesting Entity: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Office (CO)
Issues Concern: Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Composition
Whether members of the Board, namely the Chairman and Whether the Attorney V appointee is now the lone third ranking official who could be designated as the Regional Office (RO`s) BAC Chairperson, with the incumbent Division Chiefs relegated to fourth-ranking officials
All holders of the Division Chief positions, including the head of the Legal Division are considered third-ranking officials in the DWPH ROs, thus are eligible to be the BAC Chairperson of the said Office. While the head of the Legal Division (Attorney V) has a higher SG than the other Division Chief positions, these are of equivalent rank since these items head a division-level unit. Accordingly, the Head of the Procuring Entity may designate any of the appointees or incumbents to Division Chief positions as BAC Chairperson of the DWPH ROs.