NPM No. 042-2016
Requesting Entity: Philippine Heart Center (PHC)
Issues Concern: Reference to Brand Names
Whether or not you may include or indicate the brand names together with the generic names in the preparation of the technical specifications.
The prohibition on reference to brand names is without any exception or condition. It is strongly recommended, however, that procuring entities should augment its resources and capacitate its procurement personnel to be able to develop its capabilities in crafting detailed technical specifications involving the acquisition of the desired type or nature of the goods.