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    Date: 2022-11-06 10:01:00.217332

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Requested from GPPB by J. Labang at 10:01 AM on Nov 06, 2022.
Purpose: Procurement
Date of Coverage: 11/06/2022 - 11/06/2022
Tracking no: #GPPB-102212888299

Labang 10:01 AM, Nov 06, 2022

Hi! I would just like to inquire if it is possible for a Procuring Entity to require its prospective suppliers to be in a specific place of business or office in order to be eligible to bid for a project. Thank you.

Labang 10:04 AM, Nov 06, 2022

Also, is it possible for a Procuring Entity to require its prospective suppliers or bidders to have another place of office other than its principal place of business?

Officer 09:36 AM, Nov 09, 2022

November 9, 2022

Dear Mr. Labang,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Nov 06, 2022 10:01:00 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You requested our guidance on the following queries: 

a. Whether a Procuring Entity can require prospective suppliers to be from a specific place to become eligible to bid for a project.

b. Whether a Procuring Entity can require prospective bidders to have another place of office other than its principal place of business. 

Response to Request

Your FOI request is partially approved. 

Regarding your first query, a PE may do so in specific procurement like Lease of Real Property or Venue where the place is crucial and forms part of the specification requirement. It may also be relevant in the procurement of goods that is bundled with repair services, such that the repair shops for the goods or items procured are intended to be accessible to the Procuring Entity.  There may be other kinds of procurement where the PE may require prospective suppliers to be from a certain place. 

Regarding your final query, we refrain from answering the question due to vagueness. Should you want us to respond, we respectfully request you to clarify your concern. 

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