NPM No. 114-2016
Requesting Entity: Macaraig Law Office
Issues Concern: Non-Refundable Protest Fee
Request for refund of Protest Fee after obtaining a favorable resolution on the Protest filed
[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 the procuring entity to effect the return of the protest fee paid for by the bidder, notwithstanding the result of the protest.