NPM No. 146-2015
Requesting Entity: Board of Investments (BOI)
Issues Concern: Ten (10)-Year Market Presence for Bidders in IT-Related Procurement
Whether the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) has existing rules requiring a minimum of ten (10)-year market presence for bidders in an Information Technology (IT)-related procurement
Presently, the GPPB has no existing rules or issuance requiring a minimum of ten (10)-year market presence for bidders in IT-related procurement. The Procuring Entity (PE) has the authority and discretion sanctioned by the law to determine what it needs to procure and craft the necessary technical specifications and requirements to eventually satisfy these needs. [H]owever, in the preparation of the technical requirements, the PE should be able to craft the specifications without curtailing or limiting competition among market operators.