What are the eligibility requirements for a proponent group?
Interested proponent groups must submit the following to qualify:
- Certificate of Registration
- Certificate of Good Standing*
- Latest Audited Financial Report in the last three (3) years (for medium enterprise subprojects) or Photocopy of the Official Receipt (for small enterprise subprojects and microenterprise subprojects, if applicable)*
- Proof of Equity (Cash-Bank Certificate); Land Title/Lease Contract/Deed of Donation, etc. (as applicable)
- Certificate of No Unliquidated Account with PLGU
- A sworn affidavit of the secretary of the NGO/PO that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors, or officials is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the officials of the government agency authorized to process and/or approve the proposal, the MOA and the release of funds.
- Sworn Affidavit of the secretary of the NGO/PO that none of its officials are employees of the DA or the implementing LGU**
- Certified true copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Cooperation and By-laws***
- PLGU evaluation on the financial and organizational capability of the proponent group
- Accomplishment reports and photographs of agri-fishery projects undertaken in the last three (3) years for medium enterprise subproject, or accomplishment reports and photographs of agri-fishery or related projects undertaken for at least one (1) year of operation for small enterprise subproject
* not required for GEF sites and rehabilitation/restoration subprojects
** not required for GEF sites
*** for microenterprise subprojects, it can be certified true copy of the policies, systems, and procedures
Using a set of criteria, the PPMIU, with guidance from the RPCO, will evaluate proponent groups that submitted LOIs. In cases when there are multiple qualified proponent groups, the highest-ranking association or cooperative will be selected as the lead proponent, with it working with the other proponents as a cluster.