NPM 008-2015

Requesting Entity: Department of Finance

Issues Concern: Participation of Foreign Bidders in the Public Procurement



Requirements and/or restrictions for a foreign national to participate in the procurement process under Republic Act (RA) No. 9184


[F]oreign bidders may be eligible to participate under any of the circumstances provided in the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184 and the Guidelines in the Determination of Eligibility of Foreign Suppliers, Contractors, and Consultants to Participate in Government Procurement Projects


[A]part from the eligibility criteria to be complied with by the prospective foreign bidders, they should still submit the legal, technical and financial eligibility documents required for submission under the rules. Foreign bidders are allowed to submit appropriate documents equivalent to the Class "A" Eligibility documents as required under Sections 23.1 and 24.1 of the IRR of RA 9184.