In December 2014, PhilGEPS communicated that aside from the archiving of prior years’ procurement data in the PhilGEPS website, the Virtual Store facility which is the online store for the purchase of commonly used supplies and equipment from the Procurement Service will also be temporarily disabled. These measures were employed to enable ease of use both by government agencies and merchants in the posting and downloading of bid information in www.philgeps.gov.ph website and to mitigate the frequent slowdown and unavailability of the website.
The PS-PhilGEPS management has decided that it will be best to disable the virtual store facility in the present system and to implement the updated Virtual Store that is currently being developed within the modernized PhilGEPS which is set for implementation within 2015. As such, all VS user accounts will be temporarily disabled and the VS will not be available for use except for the Electronic Catalogue that can be accessed both in the PS and PhilGEPS website for reference as to the list, prices and detailed specifications of items available from the Procurement Service. Nonetheless, all APRs for the procurement of Common-Use Supplies will be received and processed manually thru the Agency Servicing Division (ASD) of the Procurement Service.
Please be guided accordingly.
Procurement Service – DBM
Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS)