Q55. Is the full list of the ICT Awards nominees made public? Are the past nominees made public?
A55. No. In inviting companies to submit nominations for the ICT Awards, there are Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with nominees that the nominations will not be made public and there will be no releases about the nominees unless and except they are declared finalists (which are announced at the International ICT Awards Gala Dinner). The only parties who are informed about the nominees are the ICT Awards Organizing Committee, the Panel of Judges, and the official auditors of ICT Awards.
Q54. Do companies need to be purely Finance and Accounting-related to be qualified or eligible to be nominated in the Best Company of the Year Providing Services for Finance and Accounting?
A54. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated in any award category of the International ICT Awards Philippines, the company must have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing IT-BPM services to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated as Best Company of the Year Providing Services for Finance and Accounting, the company must, in addition, have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing outsourced services for finance and accounting to offshore clients and/or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year.
Q53. Do companies need to be purely IT/Software Development-related to be qualified or eligible to be nominated in the Best Company of the Year for Information Technology & Software Development?
A53. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated in any award category of the International ICT Awards Philippines, the company must have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing IT-BPM services to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year. To be eligible and qualified to be nominated as Best Company of the Year for Information Technology & Software Development, the company must, in addition, have earned at least 50% of its gross revenue from providing software design and development services to offshore clients and/or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last financial year.
Q52. In the Eligibility requirement in any award category of the International ICT Awards, what does “in-house company units” mean?
A52. The term “in-house company units” mean shared services companies or captives that are set up by a parent company to carry out centralized work for the entire company for a particular country, region, or global setup. These companies differ from the outsourcing model in that they are entities within an organization that deliver specialized services to other business units of that organization.
Q51. Are sponsors for International ICT Awards allowed to submit nomination (s)?
A51. No. Sponsors, organizers, and other partners of ICT Awards are not allowed to submit nominations. This restriction is to avoid the perception that being a sponsor may give a sponsor’s nominee an advantage in the judging of nominations. However, sponsors may suggest to third parties that they may self-nominate or be nominated by another third party who is not a sponsor, organizer, or other partner in the organization, management, financing or judging of the International ICT Awards.
Q50. Why does information have to be for latest financial year rather than latest calendar year?
A50. The requirement is more specifically for information to be for the latest financial year ending in 2016. The reasons for using the latest financial year ending in 2016 are: (a) if necessary data provided can be verified by referring to a required official document of the company covering a completed 12-month period; & (b) to avoid requiring nominees to have to collect and provide information for a different period in addition to that covered by an annual report for a company’s financial year.
Q49 In the judging criteria for several award categories what does “support company public goods” refer to?
A49. In the judging criteria, the reference is more specifically to “support by company of public goods” with this referring to support for such things as promoting and supporting anti-corruption, good governance, the ICT industry, and corporate social responsibility by the company in addition to its own specific commercial interests.
Q48. In the judging criteria for several award categories does the reference to “country clientele” refer to global customers, local customers, or both?
A48. In the judging criteria, the reference to “company clientele” refers to both global and local clientele and, in the case of the Award for Best Global In-house Company” it refers to internal company clients.
Q47. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year” under Company HR management, what does “Results achieved by managers” refer to?
A47 In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year”, “results achieved by managers” refers to achievements and outcomes as a result of policies and work implemented by the company with respect to Human Resources management.
Q46. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year” under “Depth and breadth of competencies”, what does “employee qualification” refer to?
A46. In the judging criteria for “Employer of the Year”, “Employees qualification” refers to professional and/technical qualifications as well as expertize and skills that the company expects from and develops in its employees.
Q45.May a nominee provide with its Annual Report a commentary about what parts are relevant to support the nomination?
A45. No. This cannot be provided directly with the Annual Report. However, a nominee may include such a commentary in the seperate option to provide one page of additional information.
Q44. May a nominee attach an extract from the latest published Annual Report in the option to attach a soft copy of the latest published Annual Report in financial year ending in 2016?
A44. Yes a nominee may provide a single extract instead of complete Annual Report providing: (a) it is an extract with the exact text as published in the Annual Report for financial year ending in in 2016; and (b) it is submitted as a single file (not as a folder with multiple extracts or multiple separate extracts).
Q43. Is there a limit to page and font sizes for the additional page of supporting information that nominees have the option to provide with a nomination?
A43. As some judges may want to download the page to put in a binder, the text should be in Ariel font/minimum 10 pitch (or other font with equivelant size pitch) that can be printed on one Letter or A4 size paper. Do not use larger sized paper such as Legal.
A42. Yes. Receipt is immediately acknowledged automatically by the receiving website as having been successfully submitted with date and time recorded. A second email is also sent shortly afterwards by the International ICT Award Secretariat to the sender that the Nomination has been received and that the nominee is now also qualified to submit a nomination for Best Front-line Team Award. IF YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION AND DO NOT RECEIVE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE SECRETARIAT AND INFORM THEM OF THIS INCLUDING EXACT ON-LINE ADDRESS, DATE AND TIME THE NOMINATION WAS SENT.
Q41. Will the Organizing Committee advise a company whether it is eligible for a specific category before it submits a nomination?
A41. No. Committee does not review the nominations to determine eligibility until immediately after the deadline and close of nominations when it confirms the nominations are eligible for submission to the Judging Panel. However if a company has questions about interpretation of eligibility criteria it may submit this to the Organizing Committee providing this is submitted not later than January 21 so that the answer can be posted under ALERTS and/or FAQs for all nominees to see and take into consideration.
Q40. Who determines the eligibility of a nomination if there are questions or uncertainty about a specific case, the Organizing Committee or the Judging Panel?
A40. The Organizing Committee determines all questions of eligibility. The role of the Judging Panel is to evaluate and rate the supporting information provided with the nomination in terms of meeting the specific judging criteria published for the Award Category.
Q39. When is the deadline of submitting nominations in 2017 for the 11th International ICT Awards Philippines?
A39. The deadline for receiving nominations for the 11th international ICT Awards Philippines is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 23:59 hours (11:59 pm).
Q38. Will the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 awards be extended (as it has been in some other years)?