Domestic Bidder’s Preference Certification Program


In support to local industries, the issuance of Domestic Bidders (DoBid) Preference Certificate is one of the major programs of DTI through the Competitiveness Bureau. The preference is given to domestic bidders who grow, produce, manufacture their goods here in the country. To avail of the preference, companies should have to apply and be evaluated if they satisfy the qualifications for a Certificate of Domestic Preference.

The Program is guided by the Republic Act 9184 or Government Procurement Reform Act, and also traces its roots from the Commonwealth Act 138 or the Flag Law. Procedures on how to calculate bid prices with the Certificate are also included in these laws. Meanwhile, specific guidelines on how to assess applicants for domestic preference are published in the DTI Department Administrative Orders 19-01 and 19-10.

With the passage and extension of the Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover As One, government procuring entities are mandated to provide preference to domestic bidders: “Provided that to ensure adequate and responsive supply of critical products, the government as procuring entity shall give preference and procure products, materials, and supplies produced, made or manufactured in the Philippines (emphasis ours).” This domestic preference shall only take effect once a bidder secures Certification.

DoBid Application is a four-step process only: (1) Submit documentary requirements, (2) Pay application fees, (3) Be evaluated through a physical site visit or virtual inspection, and (4) Receive the Certificate.

Want to apply now? Access the Application forms and templates here.

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For more information, please contact the following:

Competitiveness Bureau
2F HPGV Building, 395 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City
Phone: (+632) 8899.6247 loc. 582