NPM No. 147-2017
Requesting Entity: MUNICIPALITY OF SAN ISIDRO
Issues Concern: GPPB Circular No. 07-2017
Clarification on Section 4.1.1 of GPPB Circular No. 07-2017 specially its last sentence which states:
In case the bidder opted to submit their Class “A” Documents, the Certificate of Registration (Platinum Membership) shall remain as a post-qualification requirement to be submitted in accordance with Sections 34.2 of the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184.
[F]or 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.
In view of the foregoing, we wish to clarify that the last sentence of Section 4.1.1 of the GPPB Circular allows the bidder, for purposes of bid submission, to submit only its Class “A” Documents without requiring its PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership (Platinum Membership). We wish to stress, however, that the requirement of the PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration is not completely dispensed with as the same shall still be required to be submitted by the bidder during the post-qualification period.