NPM No. 021-2016
Requesting Entity: Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)
Issues Concern: Origin of Goods
Clarification on the existing procurement rules pertaining to the origin of goods relative to the authority secured by the CEZA from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to purchase bulldozer which specifies that the country of origin should be from the G7 Countries only.
[P]rocuring entities are precluded from requiring specific country of origin as part of the technical specification for the project. Rather, the specifications shall be based on the performance requirements and recognized industry standards and not on the basis of country of origin.