The Shared Service Facilities (SSF) project aims to improve the quality and productivity of microenterprises and SMEs by addressing the gaps and bottlenecks in the value chain of priority industry clusters through the provision of processing machines/equipment for the common use of the Microenterprises and SMEs within the said industry clusters all over the country. The project envisions that it will benefit the most number of existing Microenterprises and SMEs in the priority industry clusters within the poorest 609 municipalities.

The SSF is a Public Private Partnership initiative which will be implemented through private sector partners who can provide sustainable facilities to house the machines/equipment. 



The SSF Project has the following objectives:

  • To enhance the competitiveness of the priority industry clusters through the use of quality and productivity enhancing machinery and equipment.
  • To develop priority and market-driven industries in support to the National Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Program (NICCEP).


Project components

  • Provision of machines/equipment
  • The project will provide machines/equipment to Microenterprises and SMEs in identified industry clusters, in order to give them access to the technologies needed to improve productivity and product quality. The type of machines/equipment will include, but not be limited to, packaging machines, retort, kiln driers, dye vats, slicers, thickness planers and handlooms.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • An assessment of the impact of the SSF Project will be undertaken using the following outcome indicators: a) number of Microenterprises and SMEs assisted; b) number of jobs generated; c) sales generated; and d) investments generated.


Criteria for selection of cooperator

DTI shall select the Cooperator based on the following criteria:

  • Must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Cooperative Development Authority or any other appropriate agency which registers organizations for purposes of legal personality;
  • For a facility costing up to PhP1.0 million, Cooperator must be in existence for at least three (3) years. For a facility costing more than PhP1.0 million, the Cooperator must be in existence for at least five (5) years;
  • Must be capable of providing counterpart support in terms of :

Suitable facilities to house the machinery and equipment

Support personnel

 Working capital


Criteria for identification of shared service facilities

  • The proposed facility must address processing and manufacturing gaps or bottlenecks of the industry cluster brought about by any of the following:

a.   Absence of the needed facility

b.   Lack of capacity of an existing facility

c.   Cost of services of an existing facility is not affordable

  • The facility will increase the productivity of the industry cluster in terms of any of the following:

a.    Product improvement/quality enhancement

b.    Marketability/price competitiveness

c.    Conformity to standards

  • The proposed facility will support Microenterprises and SMEs belonging to an identified industry cluster.
  •  The proposed facility has an “ELIGIBLE COOPERATOR”.


Ranking criteria

In prioritizing the proposed SSF submitted, the following weights shall be used:

Criteria Max. Points

1.  The proposed facility has a desirable high impact-low investment ratio

e.g. P100,000 investment = 100 coco coir processors


       P100,000 investment = 2 jobs (lower priority)
2.  The proposed facility is needed for expansion of a ready market. 25
3.  The establishment of the proposed facility is initially prioritized within the 609  focused towns/cities within the priority clusters. 25
4.  The proposed facility targets identified industry clusters with the greatest need. 25

 source: SSF Implementing Guidelines