This is the first among a series of issuances aimed at ensuring that the PCC and the PPP Center can fulfill their respective mandates without the need for another layer of requirements or procedures. The issuance facilitates PCC’s review of solicited PPP projects implemented under the BOT Law and it provides competition safeguards as early as project development without interfering with the timelines for the development, approval, and procurement of projects as contemplated under the BOT Law and its IRR, therefore preventing delay in the implementation of solicited PPP projects.

Reference: Philippine Competition Commission’s (PCC) Press Release titled “PCC streamlines merger rules for solicited PPP projects” and dated August 1, 2019