Requesting Entity: National Food Authority – Region VII
Issues Concern: Eligibility Criterion on Largest Single Completed Contract under Section 23.11.1 (2) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A of Republic Act No. 9184.
What is the intent and purpose of requiring the Largest Single Contract of prospective bidders which should be equivalent to 50% of the approved budget for the contract (ABC)? Can it be dispensed with?
As Section 23.6 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184 is very clear and emphatic on the bases of the eligibility of a prospective bidder, it is mandatory for a prospective bidder to show that the value of its largest single completed contract similar to contract to be bid is at least 50% of the approved budget for the contract to qualify it to bid in such project. Thus, this eligibility criterion cannot be dispensed with or waived by the procuring entity as this is one of the minimum requirements that a prospective bidder has to satisfy to establish its track record and capacity to perform contractual obligations.