Public bidding or competitive bidding is the default mode of procurement. Alternative modes of procurement under Rule XVI of the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184 shall be resorted to only whenever justified and to promote efficiency and economy.
A. Public bidding is conducted by the three regular Bids and Awards Committees (BAC) for contracts above PhP1,000,000.00:
A.1 BAC - Public bidding is conducted by the three regular Bids and Awards Committees (BAC) for contracts above PhP1,000,000.00:
A.2 BAC 2 - for all infrastructure projects, consultancy, general support services (janitorial, security services and disposal of hazardous and toxic health care wastes) and lease of private properties where UP Manila as lessee.
A.3 BAC 3 – for all goods for the Central Administration, academic units and the National Institutes of Health.
A.4 SBAC - may be constituted for procurement of special projects.
(Source: Administrative Order Nos. CCDP- 2018-008; CCDP 2017-229 and CCDP 2017- 230 Constituting BAC 1, BAC 2 and BAC 3, respectively)1
B. Alternative Modes of Procurement