REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Government Procurement Policy Board AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.3.1, 21.3.1, 23.3, 23.10, 23.11.1 No. 2, 24.15.4, 30.3, 32.3, 33.4.2, 33.4.4, 33.5, 34.1, 34.4, 37.2.1, 37.4, 37.5, 38.

1, 53, 54, and ANNEX “C” OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS PART A (IRR-A) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184 In meetings held last 20 January 2006 and 20 July 2006 the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) issued Resolution Nos. 04-2006, 07-2006, and 014-2006 which resolved to amend the following sections of the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A) of Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A. 9184): RESOLUTION NO. 04-2006 Section 53. Negotiated Procurement Negotiated Procurement is a method of procurement of goods, infrastructure projects, and consulting services, whereby the procuring entity directly negotiates a contract with a technically, legally and financially capable supplier, contractor or consultant only in the following cases: x x x

h) Where the amount involved is fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) and below; Provided, however, that the procurement does not result in splitting of contracts, as provided under Section 54.1 of this IRR-A: Provided, further, That the procurement does not fall under Shopping in Section 52 of this IRR-A. The above amount shall be subject to the periodic review by the GPPB. For this purpose, the GPPB shall be authorized to increase or decrease the said amount in order reflect the changes in economic conditions and for other justifiable reasons. Section 54. Terms and Conditions for the Use of Alternative Methods Section 54.2 In addition to the specific terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions on the application of each of the alternative methods specified in Sections 48 to 53 of this IR-A, the following shall also apply: x i) x x

With respect to item (h) of Section 53 of this IRR-A, the procuring entity shall draw up a list of at least three (3) suppliers, contractors or consultants of known qualifications which will be invited to submit proposals, in case of goods and infrastructure projects, or curriculum vitae, in case of consulting services.

the prospective bidder will only have to comply with requirement (c) above. and whose value. (a) when failure of bidding has resulted because no single bidder has complied with the said requirement. Provided.11. The procuring entity can clarify in the bidding documents the similar projects that can be considered in the bidding. in lieu of the above. adjusted to current prices using the wholesale consumer price index. or (b) imposing the same will likely result to a monopoly that will defeat the purpose of public bidding. may instead require the following: a. the business/company of the prospective bidder willing to participate in the bidding has been in existence for at least three (3) consecutive years prior to the advertisement and/or posting of the IAEB.2.1. RESOLUTION NO. 014-2006 Section 21. the procuring entity.1.2.3 and 21. and compliance to the requirement on a largest single similar contract is impracticable. The prospective bidder must have an experience of having completed within the period specified in the IAEB concerned a single contract that is similar to the contract to be bid. However. the largest of these similar contracts must be equivalent to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the ABC of the project to be bid. the similar contracts mentioned under 2(a) and 2(b) above must have been completed within the period specified in the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid. For this purpose. further.11.RESOLUTION NO. Eligibility Criteria 23. that when the item/good to be procured is novel or its procurement is otherwise unprecedented or is unusual. Advertising and Posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid 21. must be at least fifty percent (50%) of the approved budget for the contract to be bid. and c. 07-2006 Section 23.4 of this IRR-A and for the procurement of common-use goods and . For the procurement of goods: x x x 2.2. b. The prospective bidder should have completed at least three similar contracts and the aggregate contract amounts should be equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC of the project to be bid.2. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 21.

distributors. as certified by the head of the BAC Secretariat of the procuring entity concerned.1 of the Act and this IRR-A.5. the eligibility documents shall be issued and made available at the time the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid is advertised or . a maximum period of thirty (30) calendar days from date of advertisement and/or 1st day of posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid up to opening of bids. (ii) For infrastructure projects.2. if applicable. and the G-EPS for seven (7) calendar days starting on date of advertisement.2. the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid shall be: a) Advertised at least once in one (1) newspaper of general nationwide circulation which has been regularly published for at least two (2) years before the date of issue of the advertisement. suppliers. as provided in Section 8 of this IRR-A. For infrastructure projects and consulting services. if available. Such registration shall ensure that prospective bidders will receive an automatic notification of all bidding opportunities in government agencies. if any. the website of the procuring entity’s service provider. and Posted at any conspicuous place reserved for this purpose in the premises of the procuring entity concerned for seven calendar days. a maximum period of sixty (60) calendar days from date of advertisement and/or 1st day of posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid up to opening of bids.supplies. Posted continuously in the website of the procuring entity concerned. 21. The following periods from date of advertisement and/or 1st day of posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid up to opening shall be observed: (i) For goods. the following maximum periods from date of advertisement and/or 1st day of posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid up to bid opening shall be observed: Approved Budget for the Contract (in pesos) Fifty (50) million and below Above fifty (50) million Period 36 calendar days 50 calendar days (iii) For consulting services. contractors and/or consultants must register with the G-EPS in accordance with the provisions of Section 8. b) c) To ensure the widest dissemination of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid. if applicable. manufacturers.

Those found ineligible have three (3) calendar days upon written notice or.2 of this IRR-A.15. Preliminary Examinations of Bids 30. within which to file a request for a reconsideration with the BAC: x x x . Eligibility Requirements for the Procurement of Goods and Infrastructure Projects 23. The entire process of eligibility check and short listing shall not exceed twenty (20) calendar days. if present at the time of bid opening. the BAC shall also state the grounds for its ineligibility. upon verbal notification.4. The BAC shall inform prospective bidders if they have been found eligible or ineligible to participate in the bidding. The bidding documents must be issued after the conduct of eligibility check and/or short listing. Section 30.1. If found ineligible. With respect to priority programs and infrastructure projects funded out of the annual GAA which are intended for implementation within the province. A bidder determined as “failed” has three (3) calendar days upon written notice or. The entire process of eligibility check for the procurement of infrastructure projects shall not exceed three (3) calendar days. For the procurement of infrastructure projects and consulting services. which must be received by the BAC not later than seven (7) calendar days from last date of posting of the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid provided in Section 21.15. the procuring entity may. The BAC shall recommend the short list of consultants to the head of the procuring entity for consideration and approval. Section 21. Section 24.3.3. Section 23. if present at the time of opening of eligibility requirements. LOI for the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects and Consulting Services 21. within which to file a request for a reconsideration with the BAC: x x x 23.3.3. the interested party shall submit a written LOI together with its application for eligibility.posted. publish the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid in a local newspaper of general circulation within the respective periods stated in this Section. in addition to the requirements specified in this Section. upon verbal notification. Short Listing of Prospective Bidders 24. and the same must be available for at least seven (7) calendar days from the date the bidding documents were first issued.10.

x x x Except for meritorious reasons. After approval by the head of the procuring entity. which exceed the approved budget for the contract shall not be considered. of the Highest Rated Bid. the BAC shall conduct and accomplish a post-qualification of the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid/Highest Rated Bid. however. .4. Except for meritorious reasons.3 of this IRR-A shall still be undertaken with the first in rank consultant. as the case may be. After approval by the head of the procuring entity of the HRB. 33.4. such as computational errors. Section 33. Objective and Process of Post Qualification 34. as specified in the bidding documents.5. Bid Evaluation for the Procurement of Goods and Infrastructure Projects 32. in which case the said bidder’s bid shall be considered and declared as the “Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid” for the procurement of goods and infrastructure projects. However. unless otherwise allowed in this IRR-A. or the “Highest Rated Responsive Bid” for the procurement of consulting services. Quality-Based Evaluation Procedure 33. for infrastructure projects costing fifty (50) million and below. except for item (e) thereof. negotiations with any one consultant shall be completed within ten (10) calendar days. the entire evaluation process shall be completed in not more than five (5) calendar days from the deadline for receipt of proposals. as well as its Secretariat and TWG. Within seven (7) calendar days from the determination of Lowest Calculated Bid or the Highest Rated Bid. That subsequent negotiations in accordance with Section 33. Quality-Cost Based Evaluation Procedure x x x The BAC shall rank the consultants in descending order based on the combined numerical ratings of their technical and financial proposals and identify the Highest Rated Bid. as evaluated and corrected for minor arithmetical corrections. to determine whether the bidder concerned complies with and is responsive to all the requirements and conditions for eligibility.4. the bidding of the contract. Total calculated bid prices.4. are prohibited from making or accepting any kind of communication with any bidder regarding the evaluation of their bids until the issuance of the Notice of Award. Section 34. the BAC shall within three (3) calendar days notify and invite the consultant with the HRB for negotiation: Provided.3. including its staff and personnel.2.4. Section 33.1. The entire evaluation process shall be completed in not more than seven (7) calendar days for the procurement of goods and infrastructure projects from the deadline for receipt of proposals.Section 32. negotiations with any one consultant shall be completed within ten (10) calendar days. the BAC shall within three (3) calendar days notify and invite the consultant with the Highest Rated Bid for negotiation. Members of the BAC.

If. Contract Award 37. or its duly authorized representative. In the case of GOCCs. if it so wishes. In the case of GOCCs and GFIs. it shall immediately notify the said bidder in writing of its post-disqualification and the grounds for it. and the recommendation of the award. but in no case shall the aggregate period exceed thirty (30) calendar days. Within a period not exceeding seven (7) calendar days from the determination and declaration by the BAC of the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid or Highest Rated Responsive Bid. the BAC determines that the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid/Highest Rated Bid fails the criteria for postqualification. The BAC shall evaluate the request for reconsideration. 37. the head of the procuring entity or his duly authorized representative shall immediately issue the Notice of Award to the bidder with the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid or Highest Rated Responsive Bid. however.4. Section 37.2. shall be given a maximum of fifteen (15) calendar days from receipt thereof. the maximum period is five (5) calendar days. In case of approval. to approve or disapprove it. for infrastructure projects with an ABC of fifty (50) million and below. using the same non-discretionary criteria. the concerned board. and shall issue its final determination of the said request within seven (7) calendar days from receipt thereof. the BAC shall notify all losing bidders of its decision. the post qualification period may be extended by the head of the procuring entity. Within the same period provided herein.5. the period provided herein shall be fifteen (15) calendar days. for infrastructure projects with an ABC of fifty (50) million and below. a reconsideration of this decision. shall act on the approval of the contract within twenty-five (25) calendar days from receipt thereof together with all documentary requirements to perfect the said contract. However. Notice to Proceed The concerned procuring entity shall then issue the Notice to Proceed together with a copy or copies of the approved contract to the successful bidder within three (3) calendar days from the date . the head of the procuring entity or his duly authorized representative shall approve or disapprove the said recommendation within four (4) calendar days.1. or his duly authorized representative. The postdisqualified bidder shall have three (3) calendar days from receipt of the said notification to request from the BAC. together with all documentary requirements to perfect the said contract. However.In exceptional cases. the head of the procuring entity or his duly authorized representative shall approve or disapprove the said recommendation. if any.4. 34. Approval of Contract When further approval of higher authority is required. the approving authority for the contract. 37.2.

The procurement process from the opening of bids up to the award of contract shall not exceed three (3) months. or special nonworking holiday. All notices called for by the terms of the contract shall be effective only at the time of receipt thereof by the successful bidder. All members of the BAC shall be on a “jury duty” type of assignment until the Notice of Award is issued by the head of procuring entity in order to complete the entire procurement process at the earliest possible time. for infrastructure projects with an ABC of fifty (50) million and below.of approval of the contract by the appropriate government approving authority. legal holiday. Section 38. the term “jury duty” shall be understood to mean a state by which the members give utmost priority to BAC assignments over all other duties and responsibilities until the requirements for the said assignments at hand are completed. In case the deadline for each activity falls on a non-working day (i. However.1. such date shall not be later than seven (7) calendar days from issuance thereof. If an effectivity date is provided in the Notice to proceed by the procuring entity concerned. Saturday and Sunday). or a shorter period to be determined by the procuring entity concerned. the deadline shall be the next working day. For purposes of this section. . Period of Action on Procurement Activities 38.e. the notice to proceed must be issued within two (2) calendar days. The maximum periods and earliest possible time for action on specific procurement activities are provided for in Annex “C” of this IRR-A.

.ANNEX “C” PERIOD OF ACTION OF PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES Stage Activities Deadline Goods MAXIMUM PERIODS Civil Works For ABC costing 50M and below 7 cd n/a refer to stage 6 available for at least for 7 cd from the date of the issuance 12 before the deadline of submission of bids 10 days before deadline of submission 7 days before the deadline of submission of bids 1cd (includes eligibility check) 7 cd 1 cd 5 cd n/a 9 10 11 12 13 14 Negotiation Post Qualification Approval of Resolution/Issuance of Notice of Award Contract Preparation and Signing Approval of Contract by Higher Authority Issuance of Notice to Proceed 7 cd 7 cd 10 cd 15 cd 3 cd 80 cd 7 cd 4 cd 10 cd 5 cd 2 cd 70 cd 7cd 7 cd 10 cd 15 cd 3 cd 100 cd 10 cd 7cd 7 cd 10 cd 15 cd 3 cd 139 cd 1 cd 7 cd 1 cd 21 cd + 2 cd for approval of ranking 3 cd 30 cd 1 cd 1 cd 7 cd 3 cd 36 cd 1 cd For ABC costing above 50M 7 cd 7 cd 3 cd 50 cd 1 cd Consulting Services 7 cd 7 cd 20 cd 60 cd 1 2 3 4 5 Advertisement/posting of IAEB Letter of Intent Eligibility Check for civil works and consulting services/Short-listing for consulting services Issuance and availability of bidding documents Pre bid conference (Note: for goods. the pre-bid conference is conducted prior to eligibility check.) Request for clarification Supplemental/Bid bulletin Within 7 cd from the last day of posting 7 cd 6 7 8 Submission and Opening of Bids Bid Evaluation Notification for Negotiation Total Maximum Periods Note: The periods indicated in the boxes are the maximum periods to be observed from the day of advertisement and/or 1st day of posting of the Invitation of Apply for Eligibility and to Bid up to opening of bids.

Stage 1 2 3 Activities Advertisement/posting of IAEB Letter of Intent Eligibility Check for civil works and consulting services/short-listing for consulting services Issuance and availability of bidding documents Pre bid conference (Note: for goods.) Request for clarification Supplemental/Bid bulletin Deadline Within 7 cd from the last day of posting Goods 7 cd n/a refer to stage 6 EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME Civil Works 7 cd 7 cd 1 cd 7 cd 1 cd (12 days before the submission of bids) Consulting Services 7 cd 7 cd 3 cd (1 cd for eligibility. 1 cd for shortlisting and 1 cd for notification) 7 cd 1 cd (12 days before the submission of bids) 4 available for at least for 7 cd from the date of the issuance 12 before the deadline of submission of bids 10 days before deadline of submission 7 days before the deadline of submission of bids refer to stage 1 1 cd (12 days before the submission of bids) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Submission and Opening of Bids Bid Evaluation Notification for negotiation Negotiation Post Qualification Approval of Resolution/Issuance of Notice of Award Contract Preparation and Signing 1 cd 1 cd n/a 1 cd 2 cd (1 cd for BAC Resolution and 1 cd for issuance of NOA) 2 cd (1 cd for contract preparation and 1 cd for contract signing 1 cd 1 cd 28 cd 1 cd 1cd 1 cd 1 cd + 1 cd for approval of ranking 1 cd 1 cd 1 cd 2 cd (1 cd for BAC Resolution and 1 cd for issuance of NOA) 2 cd (1 cd for contract preparation and 1 cd for contract signing 1 cd 1 cd 48 cd 1 cd 2 cd (1 cd for BAC Resolution and 1 cd for issuance of NOA) 2 cd (1 cd for contract preparation and 1 cd for contract signing 1 cd 1 cd 43 cd 13 Approval of Contract by Higher Authority 14 Issuance of Notice to Proceed Total Estimated Earliest Possible Time Note: The procurement process from the opening of bids up to the award of contract shall not exceed three (3) months. All members of the BAC shall be on a “jury duty” type of assignment until the Notice of Award is issued by the head of procuring entity in order to complete the entire procurement process at the earliest possible time. . the pre-bid conference is conducted prior to eligibility check. or a shorter period to be determined by the procuring entity concerned.

) ROLANDO G. Chairperson.These amendments shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general nationwide circulation and upon filing with the University of the Philippines Law Center of three (3) certified copies of these guidelines. ANDAYA JR. GPPB . (Sgd.

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