Journal article Open Access
Vivian E. Gutierrez; Rex Mervin P. Ramos; Ryan John L. De Lara; Noel T Florencondia
Compliance to Government Procurement Act R.A.9184 by procuring entities remains the biggest challenge to realize the objectives of equality, transparency and responsibility in government procurement in the country. The study focuses on assessing the existing implementation of R.A. 9184 in the bidding of infrastructure projects of concerned District Engineering Offices in Region III by considering the constraints on its processes. There were 45 respondents answered the questionnaires gathered from the seven (7) District Engineering offices of DPWH Region III, namely, Zambales , Bataan and Pampanga. Interviews and feedbacks from the Bids and Award Committee members (BAC), BAC secretariat and Technical Working Groups (TWG) of the Procurement Division of Infrastructure projects were conducted to substantiate the answers of the respondents. The data collected were treated statistically using percentage and weighted mean. All respondents show level of awareness and understanding in the implementation of R.A 9184 of bidding process and they are able to review and re-evaluated all concerns pertaining to any ambiguity of the process. Respondents show competence on how far they understand and implement the process properly. The researchers find that there is a need in identifying minor irregularities to major irregularities to eliminate confusion in selecting the lowest responsive bidder.