What documents does a Filipino contractor or consultancy firm need to prepare and submit in order to register for overseas operation with the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB)?

A Filipino contractor or consultancy firm need to prepare and submit in three copies the following documents in order to register for overseas operation with the POCB:

 

  • Notarized and completed applications forms for registration (POCB Form 01) prescribed by the Board;
  • Copy of Contractor's license issued by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (if applicable);
  • Copy of Articles of incorporation, partnership, joint venture, etc.;
  • Copy of Certificate of registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the by-laws;
  • Board resolution authorizing the filing of the application with the POCB and naming the person empowered to act for and on behalf of the applicant; Certified list of stockholders, indicating their respective nationality, amount subscribed and amount paid on subscription;
  • Certified list of current directors, officers and operations personnel indicating their respective nationality, position and status (whether full time or part time) together with their respective bio-data;
  • Customs Clearance and Court Clearance (CFI) having jurisdiction over head office of firm
  • Copy of audited financial statements of the applicant for the last three preceding years. In case the application is filed six months after the latest calendar or fiscal year, the applicant shall also submit the company's latest audited interim financial statements;
  • Copy of Income tax returns of the applicant for the last three years of its operations duly received by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) together with the corresponding BIR Tax Payment Orders and CB Confirmation Receipts;
  • Certified list of the completed and on-going construction or consultancy contracts of the applicant (POCB Form 01-A);
  • List of Principal Officers and Technical Staff
  • Statement under oath that the applicant has not undertaken any contract that was rescinded by the project owner/principal as a result of unsatisfactory performance by the applicant
  • Brief history of the company