Requesting Entity: Maxima Machineries Incorporated (Maxima)
Issues Concern: Nationality Preference as Part of Technical Specifications
Whether the Procuring Entity (PE) can specify a specific country of origin as part of the technical specifications.
[U]nder the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, PEs are precluded from requiring specific country of origin as part of the technical specifications 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.