Requesting Entity: Philippine Coconut Authority (PHILCOA)
Issues Concern: Posting on Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS)
Whether registration with the PhilGEPS is required for procurement activities below Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP 50,000.00) under Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
Section 8.5.1 of the IRR of RA 9184 does not qualify the requirement for PhilGEPS registration (e.g. based on a threshold amount); hence, compliance with this condition should be considered absolute. [T]he inapplicability of the posting requirement is not tantamount to a situation where PhilGEPS registration may also be dispensed with since the amount of the procurement project is not a factor for this condition to apply.
Based on the foregoing, x x x the requirement for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and contractors and/or consultants to register with PhilGEPS under Section 8.5.1 of the IRR of RA 9184 is absolute. Hence, compliance with this requirement is mandatory regardless whether the cost of procurement is more than or less than Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP 50,000.000).