NPM No. 074-2015
Requesting Entity: Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA)
Issues Concern: Conflict of Interest
Whether conflict of interest exists on the part of Megawide Corporation, a member of the GMR/Megawide Consortium that is currently in-charge of the operation and maintenance of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport if it participates in the procurement activity of MCIAA
[T]he determination of the existence of a conflict of interest is essentially and primarily lodged with the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Procuring Entity (PE). It is incumbent upon the BAC of the PE to ascertain whether a bidder has a relationship, directly or through third parties, that puts them in a position to have access to information thereby unduly influence or be given preference in the award of contract, or in any other manner, substantially affect the result of the bidding or any procurement processes. Thus, it is well within the responsibility and accountability of the MCIAA-BAC, in the interest of equality, fair play and healthy competition among market participants, to determine whether Megawide Corporation, as member of the GMR/Megawide Consortium, is in a relationship that puts them in a position to have access to information about or influence on the bid of another Bidder or influence the decisions of the PE regarding the bidding process.