Have you ever tried searching for Philippine National Standards (PNS) using the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS)'s improved Standards and Conformance (S&C) Portal? Here's a step by step guide on how to do so.
Step one - Go to the DTI-BPS S&C Portal at www.bps.dti.gov.ph then click the Search or Purchase PNS button found on the homepage.
Step two – Type in the PNS number of the PNS you are looking for. You may also use Keywords or the International Classification for Standards (ICS) code/s to search.
Step three – Click on the particular PNS you are looking for to check the details. To select the PNS for purchase, click Add to Cart. You may click Go Back to search for more PNS.
When done, click on the Shopping Cart button to review the PNS you have selected. Click Check Out to proceed to the PNS Request Form.
PNS Request Form
In order to process the order, the PNS Catalogue will require clients to provide some of their personal information. The DTI-BPS assures its clients that all collected personal data is utilized for processing and documentation purposes only and that the office adheres to Republic Act (RA) 10173 or the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
On top of its new and better organized look, the new S&C Portal, launched in the third quarter of 2019, features the enhanced PNS Catalogue where clients can easily search for their needed standards and make reservations online. Clients may now simply search standards using PNS numbers, keywords or ICS codes. This functionality was not available in the old S&C Portal.
This development is the first phase of the plan of the DTI-BPS to digitally transform and improve the access system for the Philippine National Standards (PNS) for its users through the Ease-y Access of Philippine National Standards (EASY) - Digital Transformation of the PNS Access System Project which is set to be completed by the third quarter of 2020.