NPM No. 018-2017
Requesting Entity: Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Issues Concern: PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration
Whether the physical copy of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) Certificate of Platinum Membership is required in Competitive Bidding.
[F]or Competitive Bidding, submission of the PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration (Platinum Membership) during bid submission is mandatory under the 2016 IRR of RA 9184; however, the implementation of such mandatory submission has been deferred through GPPB Resolution No. 26-2017 and GPPB Circular No. 07-2017. Thus, for all procurement projects advertised and/or posted on 2 September 2017 onwards, a bidder may submit their Class “A” Eligibility Documents in lieu of the PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership, if it has not yet obtained a Platinum Membership; or if already registered under Platinum category, their PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership in lieu of the uploaded file of Class “A” Documents, or a combination thereof, in the event that some Class “A” documents earlier submitted with PhilGEPS already expired, but a renewal thereof had already been secured. In case the bidder submits only its Class “A” Documents, the PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership (Platinum Membership) shall still be submitted as part of the post-qualification documents required under Section 34.2 of the 2016 IRR of RA 9184.