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WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9184, entitled "An Act Providing for the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government and For Other Purposes," took effect on 26 January 2003, while its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Part A took effect on 8 October 2009;

WHEREAS, the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), under Section 63 of RA 9184 and its IRR, is mandated to formulate and amend public procurement policies, rules and regulations, and amend the IRR, whenever necessary;

WHEREAS, the GPPB issued the Fourth Edition of the Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs) for Goods, Infrastructure Projects, and Consulting Services in December 2010 through GPPB Resolution No. 06-2010;

WHEREAS, since the issuance of the PBDs Fourth Edition in December 2010, the GPPB has adopted procurement policies affecting provisions and references in said edition of the PBDs;

WHEREAS, in the course of the review conducted by the GPPB-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), the following subject matters under the PBDs were identified to require amendment or revision in order to be harmonized with the latest procurement policies adopted by the GPPB:

  1. Invitation to Bid;
  2. Notice of Eligibility and Shortlisting;
  3. Bid Security;
  4. Opening and Preliminary Examination of Bids;
  5. Eligible Bidders;
  6. Advance Payment and Terms of Payment;
  7. Tax Clearance; and
  8. Performance Security.
WHEREAS, in its 10th meeting held on 9 November 2012, the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (IATWG) deliberated and resolved to recommend to the GPPB the corrections necessary to harmonize the PBDs with the latest procurement policies;

WHEREAS, in its 10th meeting held on 23 November 2012, the GPPB, after carefully reviewing and deliberating on the recommendations of the IATWG, resolved to adopt the recommendations of the IATWG to amend the identified affected provisions of the PBDs;

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing, WE, the Members of the GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY BOARD, by virtue of the powers vested on US by law, hereby RESOLVE to confirm, adopt, and approve, as WE hereby confirm, adopt, and