Eligibility

Eligibility

WHO MAY APPLY?

Applicants to the PQA shall be any organization located in the Philippines engaged in the following activities:

ELIGIBILITY CATEGORIES

PRIVATE

(1) Small and Medium Scale Enterprises

Enterprises defined under the Magna Carta for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises as businesses engaged in manufacturing, services, agriculture and other industries, with not more than 200 full time employees and not more than P100 million capitalization.

(2) Large Enterprises

(a) Manufacturing Companies or their Subsidiaries
(b) Service Companies
(c) Agriculture
(d) Other Industries

PUBLIC SECTOR

(a) Departments, bureaus and attached agencies
(b) Government-owned and/or controlled-corporations and subsidiaries
(c) State universities and colleges
(d) Local government units
(e) Other government agencies

The applicant must have been in existence for at least three (3) years at the time of application.

ELIGIBILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS

The following are the eligibility rules and restrictions:

(a) Charitable, trade and industry, fraternal and sports organizations/association and institutions are not eligible.

(b) An applicant is eligible only if it is self sufficient to be examined in all seven criteria categories and can be inspected in the Philippines. If an applicant has some activities performed outside the applicant's immediate organization (e.g. by a parent organization or its other subsidiaries, or overseas components of the applicant), it must ensure that:

     (b.1) In the event of a site visit, the appropriate people and materials will be   available for examination in the Philippines to document its operational practices in all major business functions, and

     (b.2) In the event the applicant becomes a recipient of the PQA Recognition or Award, it must share its practices in a PQA Conference and the benchmarking network, as well as open its facilities for visits.

(c) Subsidiaries:

In the Manufacturing and Service categories, subsidiaries of a company may be eligible for the Award subject to the following conditions:

     (1) Must be self-sufficient;
     (2) Must have a clear definition of its own organization and be recognized by its customers as a distinct business entity; and
     (3) Must not perform solely business support functions such as Sales,  Marketing, Distribution, Customer Service, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Environmental-Health-Safety of Employees, Purchasing, Legal Services, and Research and Development.

(d) Multiple-Application Restrictions:

A subsidiary and its parent organization cannot both apply for PQA in the same year.

(e) Future Eligibility Restrictions:

     (1) If an organization or subsidiary that has more than fifty percent of the total employees of the parent company receives the Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence, the organization and all its subsidiaries are ineligible to apply for another award for a period of three years.
     (2) If a subsidiary receives the Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence, that subsidiary and a subsidiary of all its subsidiaries are ineligible to apply for another award for a period of three years.
     (3) Recipients of Recognition Levels are eligible to reapply after two years.

(f) Other Requirements for All Applicants:

     (a) Must comply with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
     (b) Must have employee(s) trained in PQA application development;
     (c) Must have conducted an internal assessment based on the relevant PQA Criteria. Results of internal assessment should be presented to the Award Administrator when applying for eligibility.

Eligibility

WHO MAY APPLY?

Applicants to the PQA shall be any organization located in the Philippines engaged in the following activities:

ELIGIBILITY CATEGORIES

PRIVATE

(1) Small and Medium Scale Enterprises

Enterprises defined under the Magna Carta for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises as businesses engaged in manufacturing, services, agriculture and other industries, with not more than 200 full time employees and not more than P100 million capitalization.

(2) Large Enterprises

(a) Manufacturing Companies or their Subsidiaries
(b) Service Companies
(c) Agriculture
(d) Other Industries

PUBLIC SECTOR

(a) Departments, bureaus and attached agencies
(b) Government-owned and/or controlled-corporations and subsidiaries
(c) State universities and colleges
(d) Local government units
(e) Other government agencies

The applicant must have been in existence for at least three (3) years at the time of application.

ELIGIBILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS

The following are the eligibility rules and restrictions:

(a) Charitable, trade and industry, fraternal and sports organizations/association and institutions are not eligible.

(b) An applicant is eligible only if it is self sufficient to be examined in all seven criteria categories and can be inspected in the Philippines. If an applicant has some activities performed outside the applicant's immediate organization (e.g. by a parent organization or its other subsidiaries, or overseas components of the applicant), it must ensure that:

     (b.1) In the event of a site visit, the appropriate people and materials will be   available for examination in the Philippines to document its operational practices in all major business functions, and

     (b.2) In the event the applicant becomes a recipient of the PQA Recognition or Award, it must share its practices in a PQA Conference and the benchmarking network, as well as open its facilities for visits.

(c) Subsidiaries:

In the Manufacturing and Service categories, subsidiaries of a company may be eligible for the Award subject to the following conditions:

     (1) Must be self-sufficient;
     (2) Must have a clear definition of its own organization and be recognized by its customers as a distinct business entity; and
     (3) Must not perform solely business support functions such as Sales,  Marketing, Distribution, Customer Service, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Environmental-Health-Safety of Employees, Purchasing, Legal Services, and Research and Development.

(d) Multiple-Application Restrictions:

A subsidiary and its parent organization cannot both apply for PQA in the same year.

(e) Future Eligibility Restrictions:

     (1) If an organization or subsidiary that has more than fifty percent of the total employees of the parent company receives the Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence, the organization and all its subsidiaries are ineligible to apply for another award for a period of three years.
     (2) If a subsidiary receives the Philippine Quality Award for Performance Excellence, that subsidiary and a subsidiary of all its subsidiaries are ineligible to apply for another award for a period of three years.
     (3) Recipients of Recognition Levels are eligible to reapply after two years.

(f) Other Requirements for All Applicants:

     (a) Must comply with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
     (b) Must have employee(s) trained in PQA application development;
     (c) Must have conducted an internal assessment based on the relevant PQA Criteria. Results of internal assessment should be presented to the Award Administrator when applying for eligibility.

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