GPPB Circulars

2019 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 02-2019 Extension of Deadline for the Submission of the FY 2019 Annual Procurement Plan (APP) and Reminder to all Procuring Entities on the compliance with the Approval of the APP prior to the Award of Contract 02/07/2019 Published Date:  03/20/2019 - Philippine Daily Inquirer (Effective immediately)
GPPB Circular No. 01-2019 Clarification on the Conduct of Procurement Activities in relation to the 13 May 2019 National and Local Elections 02/07/2019 Published Date:  03/14/2019 - Philippine Daily Inquirer (Effective immediately)


2018 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 09-2018 Award of Contract under a Reenacted Budget 12/20/2018 Published Date:  01/21/2019 - Official Gazette (Effective 15 days from date of publication)
GPPB Circular No. 08-2018 Effectivity of the Sunset Clause on Advertisement of Bid Opportunities under Section 21.2.1 of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 10/18/2018 Published Date:  01/21/2019 - Official Gazette
GPPB Circular No. 07-2018 Guidelines and Conditions in the Recognition of GPPB Procurement Trainings or Capacity Development Activities Pursuant to Section 16 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 and its 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and the Recognition of the Existing Pool of Procurement Trainers 09/04/2018 Published Date:  03/20/2019 - Philippine Daily Inquirer (Effective 15 days from date of publication)
GPPB Circular No. 05-2018 Issuance of Certificate of Availability of Funds (CAF) for Early Procurement Activities 05/18/2018
GPPB Circular No. 04-2018 Clarification on GPPB Circular 01-2018, dated 9 March 2018, vis-a-vis (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10246, dated 15 January 2018 04/30/2018 Published Date:  05/10/2018 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 03-2018 Presidential Issuances on Government Procurement 03/09/2018
GPPB Circular No. 02-2018 Conduct of Pre-bid Conference 03/09/2018 Published Date:  07/09/2018 - Philippine Daily Inquirer (Effective 15 days from date of publication)
GPPB Circular No. 01-2018 Clarification on the conduct of procurement activities in relation to the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) Elections pursuant to Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10246, dated 15 January 2018 03/09/2018 Published Date:  04/24/2018 - Philippine Daily Inquirer


2017 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 10-2017 Submission of Blacklisting Order 12/21/2017 Published Date:  08/20/2018 - Official Gazette
GPPB Circular No. 09-2017 Procurement of Agricultural and Fisheries Machinery 11/07/2017 Published Date:  06/08/2018 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 08-2017 Government Employees` Cooperatives Participation in Government Procurement 07/31/2017
GPPB Circular No. 07-2017 Deferment of the Implementation of the Mandatory Submission of PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership 07/31/2017 Published Date:  08/18/2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer (Effective 15 days from date of publication)
GPPB Circular No. 06-2017 New Facility in Uploading Bidding Documents in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) 04/10/2017 Published Date:  06/08/2018 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 03-2017 Revised Procurement Monitoring Report (PMR) 03/10/2017
GPPB Circular No. 01-2017 Clarification of the Term "Direct Financial and Material Assistance" 02/09/2017 Published Date:  10/20/2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer


2016 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 06-2016 Expenses Related to the Conduct of Post-Qualifitcation 12/20/2016 Published Date:  10/20/2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 05-2016 Period for the Conduct of Re-bidding and Negotiated Procurement under Two Failed Biddings Modality 12/20/2016 Published Date:  10/20/2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 04-2016 Clarification on Negotiated Procurement under Emergency Cases modality embodied in Section 53.2 of the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 12/20/2016 Published Date:  10/20/2017 - Philippine Daily Inquirer
GPPB Circular No. 03-2016 Delayed Implementation of the Mandatory Submission of PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration and Membership in Competitive Bidding 10/27/2016 Published Date:  12/28/2016
GPPB Circular No. 02-2016 Clarification on the Conduct of Procurement Activities in Relation to the October 31, 2016 Barangay Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) Elections 08/09/2016
GPPB Circular No. 01-2016 Reaffirmation of the Non-Acceptability of Provisionary Tax Clearance for Purposes of Bidding 03/11/2016


2015 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 09-2015 Guidelines Reiterating the Procedures to be Adopted in Undertaking Procurement Activities Prior to the Approval of the GAA or Receipt of Obligational Authorities Issued by DBM. 08/18/2015
GPPB Circular No. 08-2015 Guidelines on the Conduct of Procurement Activities in relation to the May 9, 2016 National and Local Elections 08/18/2015 Published Date:  November 16, 2015
GPPB Circular No. 07-2015 Preparation of the Annual Procurement Plan (APP) 07/16/2015 Published Date:  To be published in a newspaper
GPPB Circular No. 04-2015 Reiteration of GPPB Position on Section 9(b)(ii) of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order (DO) No. 18-A Pursuant to GPPB Resolution No. 14-2012 dated 1 June 2012 04/30/2015
GPPB Circular No. 03-2015 Reminding Procuring Entities of the Requirement on the Submission of the Procurement Monitoring Report (PMR) after Every Semester in Accordance with Section 12.2 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. (RA) 9184 03/20/2015 Published Date:  To be published in a newspaper
GPPB Circular No. 02-2015 Clarifying the Rule on Adjustment of the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) under Sections 35 and 53.1 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 01/30/2015 Published Date:  24 June 2015 - The Daily Tribune
GPPB Circular No. 01-2015 Acceptability of the recently expired Mayor's Permit, together with the Official Receipt for renewal, as legal eligibility requirement 01/30/2015 Published Date:  24 June 2015 - The Daily Tribune
GPPB Circular 10-2015 Honoraria of GPPB-TSO Recognized Trainers 08/18/2015
GPPB Circular 06-2015 Clarification on the Applicability of Repeat Order under Section 51 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. (RA) 9184 to the Procurement of Consumable and Non-Consumable Items 07/16/2015 Published Date:  To be published in a newspaper


2014 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 02-2014 Clarifying Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Resolution No. 20-2013 dated 30 July 2013 Relative to the Basis of Domestic and Foreign Bidders' Current Assets and Current Liabilities for Purposes of Determining and Computing their Net Financial Contracting Capacity 06/20/2014 Published Date:  27 November 2014 - The Manila Times
GPPB Circular No. 01-2014 GPPB Resolution No. 25-2013 dated 30 August 2013 on the Forms of Bid Security 05/23/2014 Published Date:  3 September 2014 - The Daily Tribune


2013 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 06-2013 Allowing the Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) to refrain from rendering Non-Policy Matter Opinions relative to Actual Procurement Controversies, Issues and Concerns pending with Procuring Entity 12/17/2013
GPPB Circular No. 05-2013 Clarification on the Conduct of Procurement Activities in Relation to the October 28, 2013 Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) Elections 07/30/2013 Published Date:  25 October 2013 - Malaya Business Insight
GPPB Circular No. 04-2013 Adherence to the Standard Rates Mandated under Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Circular No. 2007-1 on the Payment of Honoraria to Lecturers, Resource Persons and Speakers 05/10/2013 Published Date:  25 October 2013 - Malaya Business Insight
GPPB Circular No. 03-2013 Composition of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for Barangays 04/26/2013 Published Date:  9 July 2013 - Malaya Business Insight
GPPB Circular No. 02-2013 Mandatory Filing of Tax Returns and Payment of Taxes through the Electronic Filing and Payment System (EFPS) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 04/26/2013 Published Date:  To be published in a newspaper.
GPPB Circular No. 01-2013 Reminder to Procuring Entities on the Observance of Due Process, the Contents of a Blacklisting Order, Effect of Blacklisting, and the Requirement to Submit Blacklisting Orders to the Government Procurement Policy Board 01/21/2013 Published Date:  9 July 2013 - Malaya Business Insight


2012 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 04-2012 Clarification on Conduct of Procurement Activities in relation to the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections 11/23/2012
GPPB Circular No. 03-2012 Issuance of Notice of Post-disqualification 08/17/2012
GPPB Circular No. 02-2012 Creation of Technical Working Group for Procurement Purposes 08/03/2012
GPPB Circular No. 01-2012 Compliance with Labor Laws and Other Social Legislations 08/03/2012


2011 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
No Circular issued

2010 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 02-2010 Guidelines on Comparison of Bids Submitted by Cooperatives 11/24/2010
GPPB Circular No. 01-2010 Procurement Activities during the 2010 Barangay and SK Elections 09/24/2010


2009 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 01-2009 Guidelines Clarifying the Procurement Activities which may be Undertaken without an Issued Allotment 01/20/2009 Published Date:  22 January 2009-Manila Standard Today


2008 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 03-2008 Establishment of an Express Lane for Claims of Contract Price Escalation under Section 61 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part of Republic Act No. 9184 Appendix A: Certificate of Due Diligence 08/20/2008 Published Date:  21 August 2008-Manila Standard Today
GPPB Circular No. 02-2008 Clarification on the Role of the Special Allotment Release Order in the Procurement Process 08/01/2008 Published Date:  21 August 2008-Manila Standard Today
GPPB Circular No. 01-2008 Clarification on the Adoption of Additional Eligibility and Technical Documents to Ensure Compliance with Labor Laws and Other Social Legislation 05/07/2008


2007 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
No Circular issued

2006 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 03-2006 Clarification on the procurement process in case of natural or man-made calamities 12/06/2006
GPPB Circular No. 02-2006 Revised Rules on Cut-throat Competition (Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 5487) 04/10/2006
GPPB Circular No. 02-2006 Revised Rules on Cut-throat Competition (Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 5487) 04/10/2006
GPPB Circular No. 01-2006 Official Trainings on Value Engineering in line with the Professionalization Program of the Government for Procurement Practitioners 04/10/2006


2005 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 07-2005 Official Procurement Trainings on RA 9184 and its IRR-A, GPPB Issuances and Guidelines, and Philippine Bidding Documents Edition II for the Procurement of Goods, Civil Works and Consulting Services 09/06/2005
GPPB Circular No. 06-2005 Guidelines on the Use of Non-Discretionary/Non-Discriminatory Selection criteria as Tie-Breaking Method in Case of Two or More Bidders are Determined and Declared as the Lowest Calculated and Responsive Bidder (LCRB) or Highest Rated and Responsive Bidder (HRRB) 08/05/2005
GPPB Circular No. 05-2005 “Low Level of Government Procurement” in accordance with Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 16-2005 05/26/2005
GPPB Circular No. 04-2005 Mandatory Use of the Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs) for the Procurement of Goods, Civil Works, and Consulting Services Edition II as Harmonized with the ADB, JBIC and World Bank Procurement Rules 05/26/2005
GPPB Circular No. 03-2005 Submission of Blacklisting Orders and Delisting Orders in accordance with the Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Uniform Guidelines for Blacklisting of Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors, Contractors and Consultants 04/28/2005
GPPB Circular No. 02-2005 Submission of Tax Returns and "Tax Clearance Purposes of E.O. 398" as Eligibility Requirements for the Procurement of Goods, Infrastracture Projects And Consulting Services, in compliance with Executive Order No. 398, Revenue Regulation No. 03-2005, and Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 16-2005 04/28/2005
GPPB Circular No. 01-2005 Mandating all Government Agencies, including LGUs to post all Notice of Award in the Government Electronic Procurement System Website in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A 01/24/2005


2004 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 01-2004 Directing all Government Agencies including LGUs to Deal only with Bidders whose Financial Statements are Submitted and Stamped "Received" by the Bureau of Internal Revenue" 12/22/2004


2003 Circulars

Circular Number Title Date Approved Published Date Related Issuances
GPPB Circular No. 04-2003 Issuance of Standard Public Bidding Checklist for the proper guidance of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), BAC Secretariat and observers in the government procurement, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9184, otherwise known as " Government Procurement Reform Act" and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A) 12/11/2003
GPPB Circular No. 03-2003 Informing the Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices and Agencies of the National Government; Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs); Local Government Units (LGUs); and All Others Concerned on the applicability and Implementation of the COA Circular No. 2003-004 in relation to the relevant provisions of the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A) of Rebublic Act No. 9184 (R.A.9184) 12/01/2003
GPPB Circular No. 02-2003 Clarification/Correction of Section 3.2 of Annex “D” of the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A) of Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A.9184) 12/01/2003
GPPB Circular No. 01-2003 Informing Members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), BAC Secretariat, Technical Working Group (TWG), and Resident Auditor of the training seminar on Republic Act No. 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known as “Government Procurement Reform Act,” its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A), and on Government Electronic Procurement System (GEPS) 09/10/2003