• Prepared invitation to concerned DTI bureaus and partner agencies and reference materials on the PH-KR FTA 2nd Meeting of the Working Group on Economic and Technical Cooperation that was held on 12 July and 15-17 July 2019 at the Peninsula Manila Hotel.
  • Coordinated with relevant DTI offices and agencies and prepared invitations for the Inter-Agency Consultation on the PH-KR FTA ECOTECH Chapter that was held on 31 July 2019.


  • Participated in the PH Delegation Meeting held on 08 Aug 2019. The meeting discussed updates and other preparatory matters for the Third Round of PH-KR FTA Negotiations which was be held from 12-14 August 2019
  • Participated in the 3rd Round of PH-KR FTA Negotiations for the Working Group on Economic and Technical Cooperation from 12-14 August 2019 in Busan, South Korea.
The PH Chief Negotiator, Assistrant Allan Gepty (5th from R) and his KR counterpart, Director General Sung Gil Chang, together with the Working Group Leads, gathered for a group photo during the conclusion of the 3rd Round of Negotiations of the PH-KR FTA held on 12-14 August 2019 in Busan, South Korea.


The Working Group on Economic and Technical Cooperation revisit and discuss the pending issues on the chapter on Economic and Technical Cooperation.


The PH and KR Working Group Leads on Economic and Technical Cooperation, Dir. Lydia Guevarra (4th from L) and Ms. Joosil Han (4th from R), together with the working group members, posed for a group photo during the 4th Working Group Meeting held on 12-13 September 2019 in Cebu City.


  • Participated in the Philippine Delegation Meeting for the 4th Round of the PH-KR Negotiations held on 10 September in Cebu City. The meeting discussed the outstanding issues, strategies, and considerations for the 4th Round.
  • Participated in the 4th Round of the PH-KR FTA Negotiations - Economic and Technical Cooperation held on 11-13 Sep 2019.
  • Participated and provided updates on the Economic and Technical Cooperation chapter to Assistant Secretary Allan Gepty during the Philippine Delegation Meeting on PH - KR FTA Negotiations held on 17 September 2019.



  • Ongoing preparation for the Inter-Agency Consultation Meeting on the Switzerland SECO-UNIDO Global Quality Standard Programme (GQSP) that was held on 05 Sep 2019.


  • Organized and participated in the Inter-Agency Consultation Meeting on the Switzerland SECO-UNIDO GQSP proposal. The meeting was organized in preparation for the second video conference with UNIDO which discussed the intention of SECO to jointly develop the GQSP proposal with Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO).
  • Organized and participated in the 2nd Video Conference with UNIDO held on 06 Sep 2019. The Board of Investments discussed their proposal on Capacity Building towards Sustainability Certification of Priority Industries which are tuna and coconut oil.


  • Represented the DTI in the National Validation Workshop on Increasing Growth Potential through Reaching for the Demographic Dividend being coordinated by the Population Commission (POPCOM).
  • Ongoing coordination with POPCOM on the proposed DTI seminar on Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning /Role of Men in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health.
  • Conducted Seminar for DTI Employees on Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood in coordination with POPCOM on 07 Dec.
DTI-Annual Procurement Plan
The DTI Annual Procurement Plan may be viewed at the DTI Transparency Seal page.
Procurement Monitoring Report
Bids and Awards Committee Procurement Monitoring Reports may be viewed below.

For 2012






DTI, Switch Now, European Union (EU)

Committed to its goal of contributing to the government initiative of promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) processes, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will implement a green procurement policy. As a pioneer, the department will mark the starting point in the introduction of green public procurement (GPP). Beyond the implementation, the DTI aims to raise awareness of suppliers and other government agencies to foster the general application of sustainable tendering processes within the country. By doing so, the supply of green products should be increased and innovations fostered. Moreover, green public procurement should serve as an engine for the international competitiveness of national enterprises and serve as a component to fight the risk of climate change.

What is GPP?
According to the European Commission, Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a “process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.”

Government, being a major consumer, can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production by using its purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment. Green procurement is also about influencing the market. By promoting and using GPP, public authorities can provide industry with real incentives for developing green technologies and products.

The DTI-GPP Project
Launched in January 2013, DTI’s GPP project is a partnership between the Philippine Government and the European Union-funded SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component Philippines. It is an inter-office initiative led by the General Services Division (GSD) under DTI’s Management Services Group (MSG) in collaboration with other bureaus/offices such as the Resource Generation and Management Service and the Bureau of Philippine Standards.

Logical Framework Design
  • Project Goal:
“To encourage businesses towards an environmentally sustainable consumption and productivity”
  • Project Purpose:
“To support and provide incentives to government contractors producing an ecologically certified product”
  • Outcome Statement:
“Availability of green products in the market ready to be procured by government instrumentalities”

Key Components
  • Core Activities
  • Product-based Approach
  • The application of environmental criteria for specific product groups constitutes the core of every green procurement strategy. In order to follow that approach, first product groups have to be selected and environmental criteria for these product groups need to be defined.
  • Additional Approaches
  • Along with the selection of first product groups, additional approaches form an important facet of GPP. While the procurement of particular environmentally friendly products within selected product groups affects a specific segment of the procurement process, activities under additional approaches can aim at the reduction of total consumption, changes in the consumption, or avoiding negative side-effects connected to the procurement.
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Life Cycle Costing is a methodology that enables the incorporation of costs and benefits which occur over the lifetime of a product into the procurement decision and which aim at selecting the good or service with the lowest life cycle costs. It is motivated by the fact that for most products, the purchasing price reflects only a small part of the costs that are generated by the product. By using Life Cycle Costing, maintenance, operational and disposal costs are integrated in the price calculation
  • Communication
  • Communication of the GPP action plan is an important facet of the transition phase, since only well informed staff and external stakeholders can ensure the proper implementation of the action plan. Therefore, all participants and relevant stakeholders need to be informed about the planned activities in order to provide the necessary support. This component involves internal (within DTI) and external (other key government agencies in procurement) communication.
  • Business Engagement
  • Beyond the general communication on GPP with business, the DTI has particular capabilities in supporting companies. The overall goal of the SWITCH-Philippines project is defined as the contribution to government initiatives of encouraging businesses to adopt sustainable and environmentally sound production and consumption processes and practices. Thus, the engagement of businesses units depicts an important facet of the GPP strategy.
  • Training
  • Sufficient training is essential for the successful implementation of GPP. In regards to the DTI, training dealing with awareness raising, the first steps of the implementation and continuous update will be fundamental. At the operational level, trainings will include awareness rising as well as technical workshops/capacity building.
  • Monitoring and Review
To know more about the project, you can contact:
Hyacinth Magat
DTI-GPP Secretariat
Trade and Industry Bldg., 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Direct line: 751.0384 loc. 3282 or 2106
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You can also visit the EU SWITCH-Asia PSC Philippines website to know about DTI-GPP and their other projects in the Philippines:
Switch Philippines Policy Support



  • Organized and participated in the Organizational Meeting on KOICA Proposal held on 09 Aug 2019.
  • Coordinated with GGGI and DTI Region 4B regarding the field mission that was held on 28-31 August 2019 in Oriental Mindoro.
  • Participated in the KOICA Survey Mission held from 28-31 Aug 2019 in Oriental Mindoro where the KOICA Evaluation Team visited the following LGUs and MSME beneficiaries:
    • Provincial Demo Farm where the proposed Provincial Agricultural Enterprise Center will be constructed)
    • Municipality of Baco
    • Bigaan Agrarian Reform Community Organization (BARCO)
    • Pakyas Association of Rural Improvement Club (PARIC)
    • Samahan ng mga Mangagawa sa Balatasa (SAMABALATASAN)
Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito Dolor assures the sustainability of the proposed project during the Kick-Off Meeting held on 28 August 2019 in Oriental Mindoro.


Ms. Virginia Bico, Production Manager of Bigaan Agrarian Reform Community Organization (BARCO), shares with GGG! Mr. Rhoel Bernardo and Mr. Jisu Min the challenges faced by their organization in relation to climate change.


Ms. Prescilla Tierra, Production Manager of Pakyas Association of Rural Improvement Club (PARIC), explains the processes involved in the production of calamansi puree and concentrate.


DTI-Region 4B Director Joel Valera shares the ongoing efforts and programs of DTI in promoting the products of MSMEs during the Exit Meeting held on 30 August 2019 in Oriental Mindoro.


  • Agreed, per discussion with Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on 12 January 2018, that Climate Change Commission (CCC) shall be the Lead Executing Agency for the proposed project. DTI and GGGI meanwhile shall serve as the Component Executing Agency and the Project Implementing Entity, respectively.
  • Coordinated and attended the Briefing Meeting (in preparation for the Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth - Kick Off Meeting) held on 29 Jan 2018. In attendance were officials and staff from DTI-Resource Generation and Management Service (RGMS) and Region 4B and GGGI.
  • Coordinated and attended the kickoff meeting held on 30 Jan 2018. All concerned stakeholders from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), GGGI, DTI and CCC were present. Because of limited resources, KOICA’s key comment on the proposal was to identify specific projects/activities addressing specific climate change-related issue/s.


  • Coordinated and participated in the KOICA Preliminary Survey Mission, which was conducted on 31 Jan – 03 Feb 2018 in the municipalities of San Vicente and Culion, Palawan. The mission team, which was composed of representatives from KOICA, GGGI, DTI and CCC, met with the LGUs and did site visits as follows:
    1. Port Barton, San Vicente for the proposed construction of seawall project
    2. Brgy Malaking Patag, Culion for the proposed construction of farm irrigation system project
    3. Brgy Jardin, Culion for the proposed construction of seawall and boat landing project
    4. Sitio Chindonan, Culion for the proposed installation of solar panel and gen sets project.
  • Received confirmation from GGGI through Mr. Rhoel Bernardo that the Proposed Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities Project had already been endorsed to KOICA by NEDA.
  • Facilitated submission of project proposals of DTI Region 4B to Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for inclusion in the Climate Resilience and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities Project.

  • Coordinated with DTI-Region 4B regarding the queries from GGGI on the project proposals submitted with focus on the processing of the following products: cashew, seaweeds, virgin coconut oil, and calamansi.
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