Domestic enterprises that would like to participate in government biddings can now secure certificates of preference from the Department of Trade and Industry online.
In a statement yesterday, the DTI said it has automated the system for submission of application, evaluation, and certification for domestic bidders.
The DTI said the domestic bidders (DoBid) certificate of preference is presented during bid evaluations to provide 15 price advantage to its holders against foreign bidders.
Upon online submission of application, the DTI conducts mandatory inspections which can be done physically, remote or virtual, and blended procedure.
Aside from online submission of documents, evaluation, and certification, the automated DoBid certification program also provides advisories for its stakeholders.
The DoBid microsite can be accessed through www.dti.gov.ph/good-governance-program/domestic-bidders-program/.*PNA