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Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:32

Mayor Beng Climaco recently reconstituted the City’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), the body created in line with government’s efforts to uphold transparency and accountability and achieve equity, effectiveness, efficiency and economy in its operations.

The reconstitution of the BAC is contained in Executive Order BC 21-2013 issued last October 30 and takes effect December 10.

The new BAC members include City Assessor Erwin Bernardo, Atty. Bernardino Ferrer of the City Legal Office, Engr. Romeo Hiso of the City Engineer’s Office, Engr. Noel Wenceslao of the City General Services Office and Internal Auditor IV Geraldin de la Paz of the City Mayor’s Office.

The creation of the BAC in every government agency and local government unit is mandated under Republic Act 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement and Reform Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

Under the law, the BAC shall be composed of one representative each from the regular offices under the Office of the Local Chief Executive such as but not limited to the following: Office of the City Administrator, Budget Office, Legal Office, Engineering Office and General Services Office.

The same law also provides that the Local Chief Executive shall designate the members of the BAC.

Last August 13, the former members of the local BAC, constituted by virtue of EO CL-76-2005 submitted their courtesy resignation before Mayor Climaco. However, the mayor directed them to continue to exercise their function as duly constituted BAC until new members are designated.

The BAC is responsible for the determination of eligibility, conduct of bidding, evaluation of bids, post qualification of the lowest calculated bid and recommending award of contracts. —Sheila Covarrubias