NPM No. 096-2016

Requesting Entity: Philippine Deposit Insurance Commission (PDIC)

Issues Concern: PhilGEPS Registration



Whether the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) may be exempt from the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) registration under the concept of exemption granted to United Nations (UN) agencies as provided in Section 54.6 of the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 9184


[T]he procurement of the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) Connect Tutorials does not fall as procurement from the specialized agencies of the UN. As disclosed, FSI Connect Tutorials is a "compendium of lessons relevant to banking and insurance regulators based on the latest issuances of international standards set by international banking communities." Thus, it does not involve the procurement from any UN of small quantities of off-the-shelf goods for education and health; neither does it cover specialized products with limited number of suppliers. Further, BIS is not one of the listed specialized UN Agencies enumerated under the UN system.


[C]ompliance with PhilGEPS registration is a requirement which is considered as mandatory except for methods of procurement specifically exempted under the revised IRR. In this view, BIS must be registered with PhilGEPS in compliance with Sections 8.5.1 and 54.6 of the revised IRR of RA 9184.