Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson ordered on Monday procurement bureaus of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to require companies submitting bids for infrastructure projects to make a full disclosure of their ongoing and completed contracts.
He said contractors should submit as part of their technical documents a statement of their ongoing and completed government and private contracts as well as their litigation history.
“I noticed that some contractors or bidders do not disclose complete information of their ongoing projects,” Singson said.
“In some instances, their submitted documents for eligibility do not have information on ongoing contracts, particularly with private entities,” he said.
Singson issued Executive Order 36 to enforce the new policy. The heads of procurement bureaus were ordered to monitor its compliance with corresponding penalties for non-compliance.
The order also warned prospective bidders of various penalties for certain violations. The DPWH bids out billions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects every year.