2012-04-04

NPM 034-2012

Requesting Entity: Supreme Court- Office of the Court Administrator

Issues Concern: Delegation of Authority by the Bids and Awards Committee

 

Details

Whether the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for the Halls of Justice of the Office of the Court Administrator may validly delegate its authority to a unit within the Supreme Court to handle Shopping and Small Value Procurement, specifically, on matters involving the Halls of Justice nationwide.

[T]he BAC for the Halls of Justice may validly delegate its authority to a unit within the Supreme Court to handle shopping and small value procurement specifically on matters involving the Halls of Justice. Please be reminded however, that the delegation of the conduct of shopping and small value procurement may only be allowed provided that the BAC has rendered a decision to resort thereto. Furthermore, only those powers specifically delegated by the BAC may be exercised by the delegated unit.

[T]he powers delegated by the BAC do not include the power to award the procurement contract as this is vested with the Head of the Procuring Entity (HOPE).