NPM No. 138-2015
Requesting Entity: PITC Pharma, Inc. (PPI)
Issues Concern: Return of Protest Fee
Whether the Procuring Entity may return the protest fee paid by the bidder when the procurement is cancelled
[T]he nature of the protest fee determined by the law itself as non-refundable, and the fundamental principles in disbursement of public funds, limits the authority of PPI to effect the return of the protest fee paid for by the bidder, notwithstanding the intervening events that led to the cancellation of the bidding process.