NPM 048-2014

Requesting Entity: Kabankalan City Government

Issues Concern: Department of Trade and Industry Registration



Whether a procuring entity can accept a bidder's DTI Certificate of Registration issued by another region.

A procuring entity may accept a bidder's DTI Certificate of Registration in accordance with Sections 23.1(a)(i) and 24.1(a)(i) of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, even though the bidderís Business Name was registered in another DTI office or geographical division. The DTI, through its Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 10-01, as amended by DAO No. 10-08, Series of 2010, established a territorial scheme of Business Name Registration based on geographical divisions, namely: barangay, city/municipality, regional and national. Registrants under such scheme are authorized to make use of the business name anywhere within its territorial registration regardless of the number of branches or outlets said applicants might set up. The foregoing territorial registration scheme merely pertains to the use of a registrantís Business Name. It does not prevent a proprietor from doing business beyond the jurisdiction or limits where the Business Name was issued.