SENATE BILL

MAY
02
2017

SBN-1423: Strengthening Local Infrastructure Industry Players, Amending the Government Procurement Reform Act (RA 9184, Section 23)

An Act Strengthening Local Infrastructure Industry Players, Amending for the Purpose Section 23 of Republic Act No. 9184, Otherwise Known As the Government Procurement Reform Act, and for Other Purposes

  • The proposed measure seeks to support the local infrastructure industry, promote growth in small infrastructure firms and encourage infrastructure firms to set up their office in the provinces.
  • The bill proposes additional eligibility requirements for the procurement of hard infrastructure projects to give priority to infrastructure firms whose main office is situated in the province or region where the project shall be implemented by determining the participation of prospective bidders for the procurement of infrastructure projects based on the approved budget for the contract, as follows:
    1. ABC of One Hundred Million Pesos (P100,000,000.00) and below – location of the main office of the bidder must be within the province where the project shall be implemented;
    2. ABC of above One Hundred Million Pesos (P100,000,000.00) and below Two Hundred Million Pesos (P200,000,000.00) – location of the main office of the bidder must be within the region where the project shall be implemented; and
    3. ABC of above Two Hundred Million Pesos (P200,000,000.00) – location of the main office of the bidder can be anywhere in the Philippines.

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