The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting firms to submit eligibility documents for the environmental impact assessment and social impact assessment studies of the Manila–Quezon City bus rapid transit (BRT) project. DOTC has an approved budget of PhP 5.69 million for the contract. The rating system for the shortlisted companies include: applicable experience (50 per cent weightage); qualification of personnel (30 per cent); and current workload relative to capacity (20 per cent). The bidding is limited to companies owned by Filipinos, or companies with at least 60 per cent Filipino ownership.