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PHILGEPS USER GUIDE
Using the Splash Page

PHILGEPS version 1.0
November 2005

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
ABOUT THIS GUIDE ............................................................................................................................. 3
1. PURPOSE ..........................................................................................................................................................3 2. HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE ..............................................................................................................................3

CHAPTER 1 - THE PHILGEPS SPLASH PAGE ..................................................................................... 4
SECTION 1.1 - ACCESSING THE PHILGEPS.........................................................................................................4 SECTION 1.2 - DATA DISPLAY .............................................................................................................................6

CHAPTER 2 - USER LOG-IN ................................................................................................................. 8
SECTION 2.1 - LOGIN PAGE..................................................................................................................................8 SECTION 2.2 - FIRST TIME LOG-IN ................................................................................................................... 10 SECTION 2.3 - FORGOT PASSWORD .................................................................................................................. 11

CHAPTER 3 - ON-LINE REGISTRATION............................................................................................. 12
SECTION 3.1 - ACCESS ON-LINE REGISTRATION ............................................................................................ 12 SECTION 3.2 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS.......................................................................................................... 13 SECTION 3.3 - ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM ................................................................................................ 15

CHAPTER 4 - ABOUT GEPS ............................................................................................................... 25
SECTION 4.1 - ACCESSING THE ABOUT GEPS................................................................................................. 25 SECTION 4.2 - MESSAGES ................................................................................................................................. 26 SECTION 4.3 - PROCUREMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS ............................................................................ 27 SECTION 4.4 - HISTORY..................................................................................................................................... 28 SECTION 4.5 - FAQS.......................................................................................................................................... 29 SECTION 4.6 - USEFUL DOWNLOADS ............................................................................................................... 29 SECTION 4.7 - GEPS ORGANIZATION .............................................................................................................. 31

CHAPTER 5 - ANNOUNCEMENTS..................................................................................................... 33
SECTION 5.1 - ACCESSING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS......................................................................................... 33 SECTION 5.2 - VIEWING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS............................................................................................. 34

CHAPTER 6 - CATALOGUE................................................................................................................. 35
SECTION 6.1 - ACCESSING THE CATALOGUE ................................................................................................... 35 SECTION 6.2 - VIEW BY PRODUCT NAME........................................................................................................ 35
6.2.1 - View Product Details ...........................................................................................................................37 6.2.2 - Search Product.....................................................................................................................................38

SECTION 6.3 - VIEW BY PRODUCT CATEGORY ............................................................................................... 39

CHAPTER 7 - GOVERNMENT LINKS................................................................................................. 41 CHAPTER 8 - CONTACT PHILGEPS...................................................................................................42

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About This Guide

About This Guide
1. Purpose
This guide covers the features available at the home page of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) web application. The page is available for both registered and nonregistered users of the application.  

2. How to Use This Guide
This guide assumes that readers are familiar with the following: • Use of Internet Explorer • Procurement system in the Philippine government context, including terminology   For ease of navigation, this guide is divided into seven (7) chapters as follows: • • • • • • • • Chapter 1 –The PhilGEPS Splash Page Chapter 2 – User Log-In Chapter 3 – On-Line Registration Chapter 4 – About PhilGEPS Chapter 5 – Announcements Chapter 6 – Catalogue Chapter 7 – Government Links Chapter 8 – Contact PhilGEPS

If you require information on any specific feature, you may use any of the following methods: • • Refer to the Table of Contents. Read the introductory paragraph at the beginning of each chapter and section for an overview of the subjects covered.

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Chapter 1 – The GEPS Splash Page

CHAPTER 1 - THE PhilGEPS SPLASH PAGE
This guide discusses how to access the PhilGEPS application and describes the contents of the Splash page.

Section 1.1 - Accessing the PhilGEPS
To access the PhilGEPS web application, 1. Launch the web browser from your computer. 2. At the Address section of your web browser, type in www.philgeps.net. Then, click Enter on your keyboard. The PhilGEPS Splash Page is displayed (see Figure 1.1.1).

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Welcome Message

Special Announcements

Announcements

Click to view the list of opportunities under the category.

Click to view Award Notice Abstract.

Figure 1.1.1 The PhilGEPS Splash Page

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Section 1.2 - Data Display
The table below describes the different information found in the PhilGEPS Splash page:

NOTE: A data field may include special instructions as described.
DATA FIELD
LOGIN REGISTER NOW

DESCRIPTION
This allows registered user to access other functionalities available in the PhilGEPS system. Please refer to Chapter 2 - USER LOG-IN. Users who are not yet registered to PhilGEPS as either buyers or suppliers can click this link to register. Please refer to Chapter 3 ON-LINE REGISTRATION. This provides the user with general information about PhilGEPS. It includes Messages, Procurement Rules & Regulations, the PhilGEPS History, FAQs, Useful Downloads and the PhilGEPS Organization. Please refer to Chapter 4 - ABOUT GEPS. The Catalogue illustrates the products that are currently available at the DBM-Procurement Service and Regional Depots. Please refer to Chapter 5 - CATALOGUE. This feature provides links to the websites of the different government agencies. Please refer to Chapter 6 - GOVERNMENT LINKS. This feature provides a link to the PhilGEPS Administrator via email. Please refer to Chapter 7 - CONTACT GEPS. A brief message about the new PhilGEPS. The message is displayed in sliding text inside a box right below the Welcome Message. The message that will appear includes announcements related to bid schedules and maintenance of the system. Displays the Total Number of Registered Agencies, Registered Suppliers, Opportunities Processed and Current Opportunities automatically updated on a daily basis. Displays the current open opportunities grouped by category. This list only displays the first 20 categories in alphabetical order. A user can click on the No. of Opportunities hyperlink opposite the category to see the list of opportunities under the selected category. You can click on the More … link to display the remaining categories. Lists the recent award notices. Only the 100 most recent awards are displayed. You can click on the Title hyperlink to view the Award

ABOUT GEPS

CATALOGUE

GOVERNMENT LINKS

CONTACT GEPS WELCOME MESSAGE SPECIAL MESSAGE

PhilGEPS STATISTICS

OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

RECENT AWARD NOTICES

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DATA FIELD

DESCRIPTION
Notice Abstract. You can click on the More … link to display the remaining award notices.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Displays the 2 latest announcements published by the PhilGEPS administrator. You can click the Full Story link to display the entire announcement message. You can click on the More … link to display the other announcements. Displays the monthly calendar and highlights the days with special events. Clicking the highlighted days will display a pop-up window containing the list of event(s) on that day. Once clicked, a pop-up window will be displayed showing the events of the previous month. Once clicked, a pop-up window will be displayed showing the events of the next month.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS (<<<) Link CALENDAR OF EVENTS (>>>) Link

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Chapter 2 –User Log-In

CHAPTER 2 - USER LOG-IN
This chapter illustrates how a registered user can login to the PhilGEPS. Registered users include Auditors, Super Administrators, Administrators, Buyer Coordinators, Buyers, Suppliers and Supplier Coordinators.

Section 2.1 - Login Page
To login to the PhilGEPS application, please follow the steps below: 1. At the PhilGEPS Splash Page (see Figure 2.1.1), click on the Login link. The Login page appears (see Figure 2.1.2).

Click to access the Login page.

Figure 2.1.1 Accessing the Log-In Page

2. At the Log-in page (see Figure 2.1.2), enter your PhilGEPS User ID and Password.

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Figure 2.1.2 Log-In Page

The table below lists the data fields displayed in the Log-in page: DATA FIELD
GEPS User ID

DESCRIPTION
A User ID is system generated. The system will display an error message when a User enters an ID which does not exist in the database. A user has to enter a minimum of six (6) alphanumeric characters. Users must make sure to enter the correct password as originally entered as these are case-sensitive. System displays an error message for a password which does not match the one stored in the database.

Password

3. Click the Login button. If a User entered a valid User ID and Password, the system displays the My GEPS menu default page.

NOTE: If a User fails to enter the correct User ID and/or Password after five (5) attempts,
the system will lock the account. He/She will have to contact the Systems Administrator to unlock his/her account.

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Section 2.2 - First Time Log-In
When a User logs-in to the system for the first time, GEPS will require the information specified in the First Time Log-in Page (see Figure 2.2.1) which will serve as security measure to validate a User's identity. The information will also be used to validate his/her identity in case he/she needs to contact the GEPS Administrator. 1. After entering your User ID and Password at the Log-in page, the First Time Log-in page appears (see Figure 2.2.1).

Figure 2.2.1 First Time Log-In Page

2. Enter the required fields. The table below lists the data fields displayed in the First Time Log-In page: DATA FIELD
Phone Support ID

DESCRIPTION
This is similar to Personal Identification of the User. In the event that he/she contacts the GEPS Administrators for assistance, he/she will be asked to provide this information to enable the Administrators to determine the authenticity of the person who is calling. The ID consists, at the minimum, of eight (8) characters. Date Format: DD/MM/YYYY First Name and Last Name Refers to the Old password that was originally generated by the system all written in lower case This refers to the password typed-in as replacement to the old password that was generated by the system. It should consist of a minimum of 6 alphanumeric characters.

Date of Birth Mother's Full Maiden Name Old Password New Password

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DATA FIELD
Re-enter New Password

DESCRIPTION
Requires the user to re-type the new password. This will allow the system to validate the new password entered. To read, click the Terms and Conditions link. The Terms and Conditions page appears. This contains the rules, stipulations and limitations that a User agrees to abide with when using the system. Click Close button to close the page. Then click the checkbox to accept the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

3. Click the Submit button to save or the Cancel button to discard the entries.

Section 2.3 - Forgot Password
In case a User forgets his/her password, the system provides this function where he/she will be able to retrieve his/her current password. 1. Go to the Log-In page. 2. At the Log-In page (see Figure 2.1.2), click the Forgot Password? link. The Forgot Password page appears (see Figure 2.3.1).

Figure 2.3.1 Forgot Password Page

3. Enter the required fields. Then, click the Submit button.

NOTE: If all the data entered in the required fields matched the user profile information
stored in the system, the system will retrieve the existing password of the user and send it to the user’s email address.

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Chapter 3 –On-Line Registration

CHAPTER 3 - ON-LINE REGISTRATION
This function allows the interested organizations to register as a Buyer or Supplier in PhilGEPS

Section 3.1 - Access On-Line Registration
1. In the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 3.1.1), click on the Register Now link. The Online Registration page appears (see Figure 3.1.2.).

Click to access online registration.

Figure 3.1.1 Accessing the On-Line Registration

2. In the Online Registration page, a User selects the type of his/her organization, either a Government Agency or Supplier, by clicking on the appropriate link.

Figure 3.1.2 Online Registration Page

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Section 3.2 - Terms and Conditions
3. After selecting the type of organization, the appropriate Terms & Conditions page is displayed (see Figure 3.2.1 for the Government Agencies’ Terms and Conditions).

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Figure 3.2.1 Terms and Conditions (Government Agencies) Page

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NOTE: Government agency and supplier will each have different Terms and Conditions when registering in PhilGEPS. Click the I accept button after reading and accepting the Terms and Conditions. Otherwise, click the I do not accept
button.

Section 3.3 - On-Line Registration Form
4. Upon accepting the Terms and Conditions, the Organization Registration Form page appears. The system has provided three (3) different registration forms for the following (see Figure 3.3.1): • • • Buyers or Government Agencies Local Suppliers Foreign Suppliers

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(For Government Agencies)

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(For Local Suppliers)

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(For Foreign Suppliers) Figure 3.2.1 Organization Registration Form Page

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5. On the Organization Registration Form page, enter the required information. The table below lists all the data fields displayed in the Organization Registration Form page: (All fields with * asterisk are mandatory). DATA FIELD (For Buyers) Organization Information
Organization Name * Acronym Former Name Government Branch * Complete name of the agency. Acronym of the Agency (if any). Former Name of the Agency (if any). Refers to the different branches of government where agencies are under. Select from the dropdown list containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. Select from the dropdown list containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. Select from the dropdown list containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. The Tax Identification Number of the Agency. URL or the Buyer Organization’s Website. Description of the Buyer Organization and its main function.

DESCRIPTION

Organization Type * Sector * Agency Tax Identification Number * Website Address * Brief Description of the Organization

Organization Address
Country Region * For agencies, the default value is “Philippines”. Not allowed to be changed. These are the 17 regions comprising the Philippine archipelago. An organization shall select from the dropdown list containing all the valid regions in the Philippines, where it is located. The Organization shall select the appropriate province contained in the dropdown list under the Region that was previously chosen. The Organization shall select the appropriate city or municipality contained in the dropdown list under the Province that was previously chosen. The Organization enters the complete number and street

Province *

City/Municipality *

Street Address *

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DATA FIELD
address of the Agency. Zip Code Philippine Supplier / Foreign Supplier

DESCRIPTION
The Organization supplies the appropriate ZIP Code in the text box. A Supplier Organization that wishes to register with the GEPS shall choose from the two Option Buttons. Once the appropriate location is chosen, the system will load or display the appropriate Organization Registration Form.

(For Local Suppliers) Organization Information
Organization Name * Acronym Former Name Form of Organization * Refers to the complete Name of the Supplier Organization. Acronym of the Supplier Organization Name (if any). Former name of Supplier Organization (if any). The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate form of organization from the dropdown list containing the following values: • Cooperative • Corporation • Individual • Partnership • Single Proprietorship Organization Type * The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate type from the dropdown list containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate Business Category from the dropdown list box containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. A Supplier Organization may select multiple values in this field. TIP: To select/deselect multiple entries in the list box, press the CTRL-key and click the chosen category or categories. Business Tax Identification Number * DTI Registration Number The Supplier Organization enters its Business Tax Identification Number. This field only accepts numeric entries. Refers to the registration number of the Supplier Organization with the Department of Trade and Industry. Applicable to Suppliers that are single proprietorship in

Business Category *

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nature. SEC Registration Number

DESCRIPTION
Refers to the registration number of the Supplier Organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Applicable to corporations. Refers to registration number of the Supplier Organization with the Cooperative Development Authority. Applicable to Cooperatives. Refers to the date the Supplier Organization was incorporated. Date in DD/MM/YYYY format Refers to the number of employees presently employed by the Supplier Organization. Refers to the immediately preceding year's Gross Revenues of the Supplier Organization at the time of its registration with the GEPS. URL or the Supplier Organization's web site, if applicable. A Description of the Local Supplier's line of business.

CDA Registration number

Incorporation Date * Number of Employees * Previous Year’s Revenues *

Web Site Address Brief Description of the Organization

Organization Address
Country Region * For Local Suppliers, the Default value is “Philippines” after it chooses to register as a Local Supplier. These are the 17 regions comprising the Philippine archipelago. A Supplier Organization shall select from the dropdown list containing all the valid regions in the Philippines, where it is located. The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate province contained in the dropdown list under the Region that was previously chosen. The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate city or municipality contained in the dropdown list under the Province that was previously chosen. The Supplier Organization enters the complete number and street address of the Agency. The Supplier Organization supplies the appropriate ZIP Code in the text box.

Province *

City/Municipality *

Street Address * Zip Code

(For Foreign Suppliers) Organization Information
Organization Name * Refers to the complete name of the Supplier Organization.

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DATA FIELD
Acronym Former Name Form of Organization *

DESCRIPTION
Acronym or abbreviated name of the Supplier Organization name (if any). Former name of the organization (if any). The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate form of organization from the dropdown list containing the following values: • Cooperative • Corporation • Individual • Partnership • Single Proprietorship

Organization Type *

The Organization shall select the appropriate type from the dropdown list containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. The Supplier Organization shall select the appropriate Business Category from the dropdown list box containing valid values. Valid values are maintained by System Administrators. A Supplier Organization may select multiple values in this field. TIP: To select/deselect multiple entries in the list box, press the CTRL-key and click the chosen category or categories.

Business Category *

Business Registration Number * Incorporation Date * Number of Employees * Previous Year’s Revenues*

Refers to the appropriate Business Registration Number of the Foreign Supplier. Refers to the date the Supplier Organization was incorporated. Date in DD/MM/YYYY format Refers to the number of employees presently employed by the Supplier Organization. Refers to the immediately preceding year's Gross Revenues of the Supplier Organization at the time of its registration with the GEPS. URL or the Supplier Organization's web site, if applicable. A Description of what kind of business or businesses the Foreign Supplier is engaged in.

Web Site Address Brief Description of your Organization

Organization Address
Country * Refers to the Country where the Foreign Supplier Organization is based. This is a dropdown list containing all

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DESCRIPTION
the recognized countries in the world except the “Philippines”.

Province / State * City/Municipality * Street Address * Zip Code

Refers to the Province or State where the Supplier Organization is based. Refers to the City or Municipality under the Country where the Foreign Supplier Organization is based. The Foreign Supplier Organization enters the complete number and street address of the organization. Refers to the appropriate Foreign Supplier Organization ZIP Code where it is located.

Contact Information (For Both BUYERS and SUPPLIERS)
Role Refers to the type of responsibility and access rights of the applicant in the system. If registering as buyer, the default value is “Buyer Coordinator”. If supplier, the default value is “Supplier Coordinator”. Refers to the conventional title of either a male or female applicant from an Organization. Select from the dropdown list containing salutation titles (Mr. or Ms.). Refers to the Given Name of the applicant Refers to the Maternal Name or Maiden Surname of the applicant, if married Refers to the Surname of the applicant. Official Position Title of the representative in the Organization. This field allows the user to enter country code, area code, telephone number and extension number. For applicants of buyers and local suppliers, the default telephone country code is 063. For applicants of foreign suppliers, the code will appear according to the country after the applicant selects a value at the country drop-down list. Fax Number * This field allows the user to enter country code, area code and FAX telephone number. For applicants of buyers and local suppliers, the default telephone country code is 063. For applicants of foreign suppliers, the code will appear according to the country after the applicants select a value at

Salutation Title *

First Name * Middle Name Last Name * Designation * Telephone Number *

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DATA FIELD
Email Address *

DESCRIPTION
the country drop-down list. Email address of the applicant.

LEGEND: * Input is required for these fields.
6. After completing the form, click the Submit button.

NOTE: The registration will be processed and sent to the PhilGEPS Super Administrator
or Administrator for approval. Upon approval, the system will send an email notification containing the GEPS User ID and Password, to the applicant.

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CHAPTER 4 - ABOUT GEPS
This menu option provides general information about the PhilGEPS application. This includes the following: • • • • • • Messages from different government officers and/or authorities Rules and Regulations regarding the Philippine Government Procurement process History of the PhilGEPS Frequently Asked Questions about PhilGEPS (should appear on the page like this: FAQs) Forms and Documents about PhilGEPS for display and download Organizational chart and functions of the PhilGEPS Organization under the DBM-PS

Section 4.1 - Accessing the About GEPS
1. To access the About GEPS, click on the About GEPS link in the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 4.1.1.).

Click to access the About GEPS.

Figure 4.1.1 Accessing the About GEPS

NOTE: When logged-in, the About GEPS feature is also found in the main menus of the
different users of PhilGEPS. 2. Upon clicking the About GEPS link, the About GEPS main page is displayed (see Figure 4.1.2). The About GEPS main page shows you the general information about the GEPS application.

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Figure 4.1.2 About GEPS Main Page

3. Figure 4.1.3 shows the About GEPS Menu which consists of the different information links in the GEPS application. To view the specific information, just click on the appropriate link.

Figure 4.1.3 About GEPS Menu Bar

Section 4.2 - Messages
1. Click on the Messages link under the About GEPS menu. The Messages from Officers page is displayed (see Figure 4.2.1).

Click to view the entire message.

Figure 4.2.1 Messages from Officers Page

2. The Messages from Officers page lists all the messages posted in GEPS. To view the entire message, click on the Title link. The Message from Officers (Details) page is displayed (see Figure 4.2.2).

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Figure 4.2.2 Message from Officers (Details) Page

Section 4.3 - Procurement Rules and Regulations
1. To view the rules and regulations of Philippine government procurement, click on Procurement Rules and Regulations link under the About GEPS menu. The Procurement Rules and Regulations page is displayed (see Figure 4.3.1).

Click to view the entire procurement rule or regulation.

Figure 4.3.1 Procurement Rules and Regulations Page

2. The Procurement Rules and Regulations page lists all the procurement rules and regulations posted in GEPS. To view an entire rule or regulation, click on the Title link. The Procurement Rules and Regulations (Details) page appears (see Figure 4.3.2).

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Figure 4.3.2 Procurement Rules and Regulations Page

3. If there are associated documents included, you may click on the document link and a popup prompt appears (see Figure 4.3.3). Click Open button to view the document or Save button to save the document to your local drive. Otherwise, click Cancel button.

Figure 4.3.3 Procurement Rules and Regulations View Associated Document Prompt

Section 4.4 - History
1. To view the history of GEPS, click on the History link under the About GEPS menu. The History page is displayed (see Figure 4.4.1).

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Figure 4.4.1History Page

Section 4.5 - FAQs
1. To view the frequently asked questions about GEPS, click on FAQs link under the About GEPS menu. The Frequently Asked Questions page is displayed (see Figure 4.5.1).

Figure 4.5.1Frequently Asked Questions Page

2. The Frequently Asked Questions page lists all the frequently asked questions and answers posted in GEPS.

Section 4.6 - Useful Downloads
1. To view the forms and documents for download, click on Useful Downloads link under the About GEPS menu. The Useful Downloads page is displayed (see Figure 4.6.1).

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Click to view or download the document.

Figure 4.6.1Useful Downloads Page

2. The Useful Downloads page lists all the GEPS forms and documents available for download. To view or download the form or document, click on the Document Title link. The File Download box appears (see Figure 4.6.2).

Figure 4.6.2 File Download Box

3. To view the document, a. In the File Download box, click the Open button. You may now view the document. b. Close the window to return to previous page. 4. To download the document,

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a. In the File Download box, click the Save button. The Save As box appears (see Figure 4.7.3).

Click to save in another folder.

Figure 4.6.3 Save As Box

b. In the Save As box, enter a name for the document. c. Click the Save button.

TIP:

To save the document in a different folder, click a different location in the Save in list or a different folder in the folder list, or both. To save the copy in a new folder, click Create New Folder.

Section 4.7 - GEPS Organization
To view information about the GEPS Organization, click on the GEPS Organization link under the About GEPS menu. The GEPS Organization page is displayed (see Figure 4.7.1).

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Figure 4.7.1PhilGEPS Organization Page

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Chapter 5 – Announcements

CHAPTER 5 - Announcements
This menu option allows the user to view the announcements posted by the DBM-PS GEPS Administrators.

Section 5.1 - Accessing the Announcements
1. To access the Announcements, click on either the About GEPS, Catalogue or Government Links hyperlink in the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 5.1.1.).

Click any of these links to access the Announcements.

Figure 5.1.1 Accessing the About GEPS

2. Upon clicking any of the hyperlinks, the Splash Page menu bar is displayed. Click the Announcements menu option. The Announcements page is displayed (see Figure 5.1.2). The Announcements page displays all the announcements currently published in GEPS

Click title link to view the entire announcement. Figure 5.1.2 Announcements Page

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Section 5.2 - Viewing the Announcements
1. In the Announcements page, click on the title link to view the entire announcement message. The Announcements (Details) page is displayed (see Figure 5.2.1).

Figure 5.2.1 Announcements (Details) Page

2. Click Back button to go back to Announcements page.

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Chapter 5 – Catalogue

CHAPTER 6 - CATALOGUE
This menu option allows a User to view the items or products in the PhilGEPS Catalogue.

Section 6.1 - Accessing the Catalogue
1. To access the Catalogue, click on the Catalogue link in the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 6.1.1.). Upon clicking the Catalogue link, the Catalogue (By Product Name) page is displayed (see Figure 6.2.1).

Click to access the Catalogue.

Figure 6.1.1 Accessing the Catalogue

NOTE: When logged-in, the Catalogue feature is also found in the main menu of the
different users of GEPS. 2. The GEPS Catalogue is viewed in two (2) ways – by Product Name and by Product Category. To view by Product Name, click the Product Name link in the Catalogue Menu (see Figure 6.1.2). To view by Product Category, click the Product Category link.

Figure 6.1.2 Catalogue Menu Bar

Section 6.2 - View By Product Name
1. Upon clicking the Product Name in the Catalogue Menu (see Figure 6.1.2), the Catalogue (By Product Name) page is displayed (see Figure 6.2.1).

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Chapter 5 – Catalogue You may use the following methods to search for particular product(s).

Click Product Name to view product details.

Figure 6.2.1 Catalogue (By Product Name) Page

The table below lists all the data fields displayed on the Catalogue (By Product Name) page: DATA FIELD
Sequence Number Thumb Nail Picture Item Code Product Description FOB Manila Price

DESCRIPTION
Auto-generated by the system; A maximum of twenty (20) items are displayed per page. Thumbnail picture of the product. Product code defined by DBM Procurement Service for the product Click the hyperlink to view details of the product. Displays short description of the product Indicates the Selling Price of the items in Manila Depot.

2. In the Catalogue (By Product Name) page, you may perform the following: • • View details of a product Search for product(s) using the Page Index, Simple Search or Detailed Search

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6.2.1 - View Product Details
1. Click on the Product Name link. (The Product Name link is displayed in blueunderlined before the Product Description.) The Product Details page is displayed (see Figure 6.2.2).

Figure 6.2.1.1 Product Details Page

The table below lists all the data fields displayed on the Product Details page: DATA FIELD
Picture Item Code Product Category Product Description Unit of Measure Minimum Order Quantity Date Listed Depot Name Price

DESCRIPTION
Displays a bigger picture of the product. Item code of the product or services defined by DBM Procurement Service Displays the product’s UNSPC category Description or specification of the product Unit of measurement of the product Minimum order quantity of the product The date when the product info was updated. Location of PS Depot where the products are available Price of the Product corresponding to the depot.

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2. Click the Back button to return to previous page.

6.2.2 - Search Product
1. To search for a product using the Page Index, click on the page number, <Previous> or <Next> links to go from one page to another. 2. To search for a product using Simple Search, a. In the Catalogue (By Product Name) page (see Figure 6.2.1), select the search criteria in the Search By field. Available values are Product Name and Product Description. b. Based on the selected criteria, enter a value in the field next to the Search By field. c. To enhance your search, you may want to specify among Contain, Start With or Exact Match by clicking on the appropriate radio button. d. Click the Search button. You will be redirected to the page where the products matching the criteria specified are displayed. 3. To search for a product using Detailed Search, a. In the Catalogue (By Product Name) page (see Figure 6.2.1), click on the Detailed Search link. The Catalogue (Detailed Search) page appears (see Figure 62.2.1).

Figure 6.2.2.1 Catalogue (Detailed Search) Page

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b. Fill in the search criteria fields. Then, click the Search button. You will be redirected to the page where the matching products are displayed.

Section 6.3 - View By Product Category
1. In Catalogue menu (see Figure 6.1.2), click the Product Category link. The Catalogue (By Product Category) page is displayed (see Figure 6.3.1).
UNSPSC Code

Product Category

Click to view the product(s) under the category Click the (+/-) sign to drill down lower/higher product category levels.

Figure 6.3.1 Catalogue (By Product Category) Page

2. The Catalogue (By Product Category) page lists all with product categories with corresponding UNSPSC code. The UNSPSC code is displayed on the left of the Product Category. The product categories are classified into four (4) levels. To drill down and up the different levels, click the plus (+) and minus (-) signs respectively. 3. The products are identified with the 4th level of the product category. To view the products under a particular category, click on the 4th level product category. The Catalogue (Selected Product Category) page appears (see Figure 6.3.2).

NOTE: UNSPSC® stands for United Nations Standard Products and Services Code®.

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Figure 6.3.2 Catalogue (Selected Product Category) Page

4. Click Back to return to previous page.

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Chapter 7 – Government Links

CHAPTER 7 - GOVERNMENT LINKS
This feature provides links to the websites of the different government agencies of the Philippines. 1. To access the Government Links, click on the Government Links link in the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 7.1) and the Government Links page is displayed (see Figure 7.2).

Click to access the Government Links Figure 7.1 Accessing the Government Links

2. At the Government Links page, click on the URL name opposite the name of the government agency to access its website. The website of the particular government agency is then launched.

Click to access the website of the government agency.

Figure 7.2 Government Links Page

The table below lists all the data fields displayed on the Government Links page: DATA FIELD DESCRIPTION
Government Agency Name The URL address The name of the government agency Contains a hyperlink to the respective agency’s website.

NOTE:

The user leaves the GEPS application upon clicking the URL of the agency.

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Chapter 8 – Contact PhilGEPS

CHAPTER 8 - CONTACT PhilGEPS
This feature allows any user to send a message to the PhilGEPS Administrator via email. The message may either be a feedback or a query. 1. To access the Contact GEPS, click on the Contact GEPS link in the GEPS Splash page (see Figure 8.1) and the Contact GEPS page is displayed (see Figure 8.2).

Click to access the Contact GEPS Figure 8.1 Accessing the Contact GEPS

NOTE: The Contact GEPS feature is available in all the pages of the application. To access, click on the Contact Us link.
2. At the Contact GEPS page, enter the required information. The table below lists all the data fields displayed on the Contact GEPS page: DATA FIELD
Your Name Your Email Address Subject Message

DESCRIPTION
Refers to the name of the message sender. Refers to the E-mail address of the sender. Subject of the message. Enter message as text. The message can be feedback or query. No limit to the content or length.

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Figure 8.2 Contact GEPS Page

NOTE: If a User is logged-in to PhilGEPS, the system shall automatically fill-in the Your Name and Your Email Address fields.
3. After entry, click the Send button. The system then validates the entered information. If valid, a message will be displayed (see Figure 8.3) and you will have to click the OK button to go back to GEPS Splash page

Figure 8.3 Contact GEPS Page

NOTE: If a User does not complete the required entries or enters an invalid data, the system OK button to re-enter data.
will display the following message (see Figure 8.4) and you will have to click the

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Figure 8.4 Invalid Entries Message

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