The Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Program is a global competitiveness template-based on the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) that aims to encourage and engage public and private organizations and other stakeholders to strive for and attain performance excellence.
PQA was created through Executive Order 448 on October 3, 1997 and on February 28, 2001 it was institutionalized through the signing of Republic Act 9013, also known as the Philippine Quality Award Act. It is a national quality award comparable with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) of the US and those in Europe and Asia.
The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is an annual competitiveness ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities which aims to build local competitiveness and strategically map out how to make the local governments more competitive using a template of standard indicators that will serve as diagnostic tool to assess their level of competitiveness, ultimately contributing to the overall national competitiveness of the Philippines.
The Domestic Bidders Certificate of Preference is a program which provide preference among domestic bidders who participate in government procurement activities. The program is anchored to the Government Procurement Reform Act (RA No. 9184) and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations which mandate the DTI to certify domestic bidders who claim preference during government bidding. Prospective applicants are evaluated based on the provisions detailed in DTI Department Administrative Order (DAO) 19-01 as amended by DAO 19-10.