NPM No. 088-2015
Requesting Entity: People's Television Network, Inc.
Issues Concern: Evaluation of Documents Submitted by Foreign Bidder
Whether the documents submitted by a foreign bidder which were duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in Republic of Korea (South Korea) are compliant with Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)
[I]t is the BAC that has the duty and responsibility under RA 9184 and its IRR to verify, validate, and ascertain the statements made and documents submitted by the bidder with the lowest calculated bid. Moreover, foreign bidders may substitute the required eligibility documents with the appropriate equivalent documents, if any, issued by the relevant government office in the country of the foreign bidder concerned. In addition, foreign bidders claiming eligibility by reason of reciprocity should submit a certification from the relevant government office of the bidder's country of origin specifically affirming that Filipinos are permitted to participate in their government procurement activities for the same item or product