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RT-PCR Budget and Procurement Procedure

Requested from DOH by Nina Castillo at 03:07 PM on Aug 10, 2020.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 03/01/2020 - 08/10/2020
Tracking no: #DOH-716331890137

Nina 03:07 PM, Aug 10, 2020

Good day. I am a legal researcher working for the National Transmission Corporation of the Philippines, a GOCC which plans to conduct RT-PCR testing for all our employees. We need the following information in order to determine the procedure in procuring RT-PCR swab kits and if public funds can be accessed therefore.

1. What is the procedure in procuring RT-PCR swab kits.
2. May we request for government funds in procuring RT-PCR swab kits.

Thank you.

FOI 04:34 PM, Aug 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Dear Nina,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 10, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for RT-PCR Budget and Procurement Procedure.

We received your request on Aug 10, 2020 and will respond on or before Aug 31, 2020 03:07:22 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC03MTYzMzE4OTAxMzcM, for request with ticket number #DOH-716331890137.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer

Dr. Kenneth 10:17 AM, Aug 12, 2020

Hi Nina Castillo

Please be informed that your request has been endorsed to the DOH Procurement Service for action. Kindly await for their response, thank you

Dr. Kenneth 01:30 PM, Aug 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Dear Nina Castillo,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Aug 10, 2020 03:07:22 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for RT-PCR Budget and Procurement Procedure.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. Below are our responses to your inquiries:

1. What is the procedure in procuring RT-PCR swab kits.
- The kits must be listed in the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website  as registered and  is validated by the Research Institute of  Tropical Medicine. 

The procurement process shall follow the  Government Procurement Reform Act “Republic Act 9184 and its 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations”.

2. May we request for government funds in procuring RT-PCR swab kits.
Yes. They can request  funds through your budgeting system  as a  GOCC. May we ask you to be guided on the attached DOH Department Memorandum No. 2020-0258 on the Updated Interim Guidelines on Expanded Testing for COVID-19

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Undersecretary Lilibeth C. David, Chair of Data Governance Oversight Committee/ DOH Central Appeals and Review Committee, at foi@doh.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
FOI Receiving Officer

Attachments:
 dm2020-0258.pdf

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