Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites.

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.


A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is pracatically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value. The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

Procurement Service (PS) Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)

Agency's mandates and functions, names of its official with their position and designation, and contact information.

The agency's mandates and functions

Position, designation and contact information

DBM Approved Budgets (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and Corresponding targets.

Modifications made pursuant to the general and special provisions in the FY 2018 GAA.

• Contracts awarded and the name of the contractors/suppliers/consultant.

a. Contracts awarded 2012

b. Contracts awarded 2013

c. Contracts awarded 2014

d. Contracts awarded 2015

- Regular Posting

- E-Bidding

Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation for FY 2018. (Not Applicable)

• Major Projects, Programs 2018 (Not Applicable)

• Beneficiaries 2018 (Not Applicable)

Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports


Management Report: Report on Sales (CY 2018)

PS-DBM Procurement Monitoring Report for First Sem (FY2018)

Annual Financial Report

a. Statement of Allotment, Obligation and Balances (Not Applicable)

b Disbursement and Income (Not Applicable)

c. Physical Plan

2012 & 2013





d. Financial Accountability Reports (Not Applicable)

Annual Reports on the Status of Income authorized by law to be deposited outside the National Treasury

Agency Operations Manual

a. Main Office

b. Regional Office

Procurement Service Site Development Plan and Office Floor Plan.

2016 Annual Procurement Plan Submission

a. Line Agencies

b. GOCCs

c. SUCs

d. LGUs

e. NGAs


Congratulatory Letter for FY 2015

a. MFO Accountability Report Card 1

b. MFO Accountability Report Card 2

MFO Accountability Report Card FY 2017

a. MARC - 1

b. MARC - 2


We have noticed that some agencies have incorrectly uploaded their APP-CSE 2020 into a different agency account thereby resulting to inconsistency of data and unsuccessful uploading of their APP-CSE 2020.

To minimize this error, users must ensure that the documents to be uploaded are correctly reflected in the system. Below are the steps to validate if the user has correctly uploaded the APP-CSE 2020 to the appropriate organization:

1. Log in to the Virtual Store at

2. Upon login, click the Dashboard tab

3. Click the APP-CSE icon

4. Click the View Uploaded APP-CSE icon to be redirected to the Annual Procurement Plan Common Used Items page

5. From the Annual Procurement Plan Common Used Items page, the organization name of the agency will be displayed

6. User may now confirm and validate if the uploaded APP-CSE and the organization name are the same

Henceforth, users are advised to be more careful in the preparation and uploading of their APP-CSE 2020.

Please be guided accordingly.

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