GPPB approves adoption of the Simplified Philippine Bidding Documents for Goods and Infrastructure Projects

As part of the continuous efforts to streamline the processes of procurement, the simplification of Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs) has been initiated by the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) through its Technical Support Office (TSO). This aims to address the confusion and varied interpretation of the Procuring Entities and Bidders on the clauses of the existing 5th Edition PBDs in relation to the 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184, the associated issuances, and the Generic Procurement Manuals.

With this in mind, the GPPB-TSO came up with the simplified version or the 6th Edition of the PBDs. Moreover, expanding on the capabilities of the GPPB Online Portal, the simplified PBDs will be used for the GPPB Online Portal, which is being developed for online bid submissions to facilitate the effective conduct of public procurement amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic until the completion of the mPhilGEPS.

The GPPB recently approved the adoption and use of the 6th Edition of the PBDs for the Procurement of Goods and Infrastructure Projects through Resolution No. 15-2020 dated 28 July 2020. The use of the 6th Edition of the PBDs for the Procurement of Goods and Infrastructure Projects shall take effect after fifteen (15) calendar days following its publication in the Official Gazette.

However, due to the imposition of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine and the temporary work suspension in the National Printing Office, the processing of publication for GPPB Resolution No. 15-2020 and the 6th Edition of the PBDs was put on hold until further notice.

Pending its publication in the Official Gazette and effectivity, we are posting a copy of the simplified PBDs for Goods and Infrastructure 6th Edition to provide Procuring Entities ample time to familiarize themselves with this latest edition through these links:

6th Edition of the PBDs for the Procurement of Goods: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p8eTiO9r_t1OYVDVQkWNM-7Vt02Gm896/view?usp=sharing

6th Edition of the PBDs for the Procurement of Infrastructure Projects: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iaYS27LnuOi_LNEpAO1uJaJcNPhxyz68/view?usp=sharing