Invitation to Bid for Seeding Programs


Department of Trade and Industry

Region 6




The Department of Trade and Industry, Capiz Provincial Office, through the General Appropriation Act and/or continuing appropriation intends to apply the sum of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pesos (PHP 2,800,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Livelihood Seeding Program groceries and bundling/packing for 560 Sari-sari Store MSMEs/Beneficiaries. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.


  1. The DTI Capiz, through the General Appropriation Act, 2016 intends to apply the sum of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand Pesos (PHP 2,800,000.00), and Livelihood Seeding Program groceries and bundling/packing for 560 Sari-sari Store MSMEs/Beneficiaries being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for each lot. Bids received in excess of the ABC for each lot shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.


  1. The DTI 6 now invites bids for the Livelihood Seeding Program Groceries and Bundling/Packing for 560 Sari-sari Store MSMEs/Beneficiaries.  Delivery of the Goods is required seven (7) days after receipt of Notice to Proceed. Bidders should have completed, within ninety (90) days from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.


  1. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.



  • Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183.



  1. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DTI Capiz and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  1. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be acquired by interested Bidders on September 28, 2017 from the address below and upon payment of the applicable fee for the Bidding Documents, pursuant to the latest Guidelines issued by the GPPB, in the amount of PHP 5,000.00 in cash.


It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that Bidders shall pay the applicable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.


  1. The DTI  6 will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 6, 2017, 1:00PM at the DTI Capiz, Provincial Office, Sacred Heart of Jesus Blvd., Pueblo de Panay, Brgy. Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz which shall be open to prospective bidders.
  1. Bids must be duly received by the BAC Secretariat at the address below on or before 18 October 2017, 1:00PM.  All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.


Bid opening shall be on 18 October 2017, 1:00PM at the DTI Capiz, Provincial Office, Sacred Heart of Jesus Blvd., Pueblo de Panay, Brgy. Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.


  1. The DTI 6 reserves the right to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding, or not award the contract at any time prior to contract award in accordance with Section 41 of RA 9184 and its IRR, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
  1. For further information, please refer to:


              Gevi Kristina O. Sandoy

              Trade and Industry Development Specialist

  Dept. of Trade & Industry

  Capiz Provincial Office

  Sacred Heart of Jesus Blvd.,

  Pueblo de Panay, Brgy. Lawaan,

  Roxas City, Capiz   

  Tel. # (036) 6212637/6211151

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  Fax # (036) 6212637


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by Magnolia M. Uy / Commercial Attaché Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization, Philippine Trade and Investment Center Geneva

Published in Business Mirror

22 August 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland—A new tool called Export Potential Map, which can be accessed for free via, will help Pinoy micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) identify what goods and services to export and where to export.

The Export Potential Map is an innovative tool that enables users to make better export decisions based on rigorous economic analysis. It allows exporters, especially MSMEs in developing countries, to target new markets based on information on trade costs and expected demand. This tool is, likewise, useful for policy-makers and trade-promotion organizations in improving the policy environment and support programs for existing and prospective exporters.

Since figuring out a country’s export potential—and particularly, which goods and markets would best contribute to sustained economic development—is a lot more complicated than it may seem, the newly developed tool by the International Trade Centre (ITC) can help exporters in carrying out export evaluations of a country, such as potential sectors and prospective markets. The Export Potential Map extracts data from a range of sources, including import and export data, tariffs, GDP and geographic data.

Using the Export Potential Map, the results show the total untapped export potential for the Philippines is equivalent to $44.7 billion. The products with the highest untapped export potential from the Philippines to the world are smart cards, electronic integrated circuits and other electrical devices. While the largest absolute difference between potential and actual exports in value terms, leaving room to realize additional exports for the said products is worth $17.5 billion. In terms of markets, the countries with the greatest potential for said products are China, Hong Kong and Singapore. China provides the biggest opportunity with potential export worth $7.8 billion.

Using the tool, one can also drill down up to six-digit product level of the harmonized system. For example, the markets with the greatest potential for the Philippine exports of HS 080111 desiccated coconuts are the US, the Netherlands and Germany. It shows Germany offers the most lucrative trade opportunity equivalent to $23.2 million.

The Export Potential Map covers 222 countries and territories and 4,064 products. The web tool has a user-friendly interface and innovative visualizations that can be easily downloaded, shared on social media and embedded into reports or web sites.

The ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the UN whose mandate is to assist MSMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in the global market through various technical assistance and capacity building activities, including developing online tools. For more information, visit

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