Friday, June 08, 2012

PhilGEPS training for June; includes barangays . .

The PhilGEPS and partner eBBSI with DBM RO VI trainors has scheduled two (2) batches of hands-on training for procuring entities based in Region VI. The first batch will be held on June 26-27; while the second one is on June 28-29. Venue for both batches is the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in La Paz, Iloilo City.

The training is also open to procurement officials in the barangays. As early as April of this year, the DBM RO VI has sent invitation letters to the 180 barangays of the city of Iloilo to avail of this hands-on training. Thus far, 16 participants have responded.

Procuring officials interested to join the scheduled trainings for this month or in future trainings may coordinate with the DBM RO VI:; Tel. 033-3380864; or with the eBlackboards:

Blacklisted Contractors as of May 31, 2012

The GPPB has published in its website the List of Blacklisted Contractors as of May 31, 2012. A total of 81 contractors are included in the List,of which, 76 were listed as Agency Blacklisted (AB) and five (5) with Denied PCAB license (DL). The List can be downloaded here >>

Monday, December 27, 2010

GPPB's Latest Issuances

Here are two (2) of the GPPB's latest issuances:

Resolution No. 05-2010 approved on October 29, 2010 re: Guidelines on Procurement of Printing Services

Under Section 29, General Provisions of RA 9970 (2010 GAA), procuring entities have the option to engage the services of private printers for their printing and publication expenditures subject to public bidding in accordance with RA 9184 and pertinent accounting and auditing rules and regulations. However, printing of accountable forms and sensitive high quality/volume requirements shall only be undertaken by Recognized Government Printers (RGP) namely: Bangko Sentral, National Printing Office and APO Production Unit, Inc. In cases where the RGPs, upon determination by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), cannot undertake the printing services due to time constraints and equipment limitations, the procuring entity may engage the services of private printers. Not covered by the guidelines are the printing of official ballots and campaign paraphernalia, including statement of votes, certificates of canvass and paper seals which is governed by the Omnibus Election Code.

Circular No. 02-2010, issued on November 24, 2010 - re: Guidelines on Comparison of Bids submitted by Cooperatives

Under Section 32.2.2 of the IRR of RA 9184, all bidders are required to include the cost of all taxes like VAT, income tax,local taxes and other fiscal levies and duties which shall be itemized in the bid forms and reflected in the detailed estimates. Such bids including taxes shall be the basis for bid evaluation and comparison. However, cooperatives are granted by law tax exemptions, therefore they enjoy a clear advantage over non-cooperatives. To level the playing field, all taxes itemized by non-cooperatives in their bid and which cooperatives are exempt from, shall be added to the bids of cooperatives strictly for evaluation and comparison. If after evaluation and comparison, the bid submitted by a cooperative is still the lowest bid, the taxes added shall be removed and the award of contract shall be based on the original bid price.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Guidelines for Shopping and Small Value Procurement out!

The GPPB has issued the guidelines for two (2) other alternative modes of procurement. Approved via Referendum on September 30, 2009, Resolution No. 09-2009, provides the guidelines for Shopping under Section 52.1 and Small Value Procurement under Section 53.9 all of the IRR. The guidelines prescribed in the Resolution is summarized below:

General Guidelines:

- decision to resort to Shopping or Small Value Procurement shall be reflected in the APP taking into consideration annual requirement of items to be procured, market factors and price fluctuations. Once decision is made, the procurement may be delegated to the support unit duly authorized by the BAC.

Procedural Guidelines:

- Preparation of Request for Quotation (RFQ)- indicating the specification of the items to be procured, quantity, ABC, other terms and conditions. The RFQ shall prescribe the manner of submission (sealed or open quotation), and the deadline. Information relating to evaluation and comparison of price quotation shall be kept confidential. RFQ shall be sent to at least three (3) suppliers, contractors or consultants of known qualification. If mode of procurement is shopping under Section 52.1(a)[during unforeseen contingency], the RFQ shall be sent to only one (1) supplier.

- Posting - The RFQ shall be posted for seven (7) calendar days in the PhilGEPS website, PE's website and conspicuous place. Posting is not required during shopping when there is unforeseen contingency (Section 52.1(a); or when the ABC is worth P50,000 and below.

- Submission deadline - Duly accomplished RFQ shall be submitted before the deadline as specified by the BAC. However, said deadline may be extended if none or less than the required number of price quotations are received. In like manner, the extension shall be posted.

- Award of Contract - This shall be made to the lowest quotation (for goods and infra) or to the highest rated offer (consulting services) - upon determination of compliance to specification and other terms and conditions as specified in the RFQ. Award of Contract shall similarly be posted, except for those with ABC of P50,000 and below. The PE shall require relevant documents or resort to other means to determine that it is entering into contract with the technically, legally and financially capable supplier, contractor or consultant.

I trust, procuring entities will find procurement a lot easier and faster with this simplified quidelines.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Increased Thresholds for Contract by Administration and other Updates

The GPPB has recently issued two (2) Resolutions amending certain procurement guidelines, to wit:

A) Resolution No. 07-2009, amending the guidelines for Implementation of Infrastructure Projects by Administration (Annex I of the IRR). Specifically, the resolution increases the threshold amount of infrastructure projects that can be undertaken by Administration or "Force Account", to conform with the provisions of the 2009 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and the 2010 National Expenditure Program (NEP)pertaining to the DPWH budget. The revised thresholds are:

a.1) P20 M or less - to be undertaken by procuring entities without prior approval;

a.2) P20 M up to P50 M - prior authority shall be obtained from the DPWH Secretary;

a.3) More than P50 M - requires prior authority from the President.

A project costing more than P20 M may be undertaken by Administration subject to conditions as prescribed under Sec. 3.3 of Annex I.

B) Resoluton NO. 08-2009 - Guidelines for Lease of privately-owned Real Estate and Venue. The guidelines amends Resolution No. 019-2007 and includes the lease of "Venue" consistent with Sec. 53.10 under Negotiated Procurement of the Revised IRR.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Amendment to the Revised IRR

While the roll-out-training is underway nationwide, the GPPB has recently issued Resolution No. 2009-06 approving the amendments to certain provisions of the revised IRR of the GPRA.

Here's a summary of the Sections affected:

a) Section 22.3 - on the conduct of Pre-Bid Conference
b) Section 22.5.3 - on the posting of Supplemental Bid Bulletin
c) Section 24.5.2 - on the short listing of Prospective bidders for Consulting
d) Section 25.2(b)(i)- on the eligibility requirement for infrastructure project
e) Sections 27.2 and 39.2 - on the forms of bid and performance security
f) Section 32.2.1(b) - on arithmetical correction during bid evaluation
g) Section 53.7 - on negotiated procurement for highly technical consultants
h) Various sections of Annex G re: Design and Build for Infra projects

The said Resolution can be downloaded from the GPPB web site.

Errata in the recently issued PBDs.

The GPPB has posted in its website certain errata in the Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs). BAC members, Secretariat and TWGs, please make the necessary correction on the one that you have downloaded. Click this link to view the errata.