16 Juni 2014

Bid Opening, Submission for CAS Project Re-Set to July 2

16 Juni 2014

The winner must be able to deliver CAS aircraft within 540 calendar days from contract effective (photo : Jerome Mervelet)

MANILA (PNA) -- The Department of National Defense (DND) has reset to July 2 the bid opening and submission for the agency's six close air support (CAS) aircraft project.

CAS refers to capability to provide air support to infantry and naval units in contact with the enemy.

The above-mentioned aircraft is the projected replacement of the PAF's existing Rockwell OV-10 "Bronco" attack planes.

This has a budget of P4,968,000,000 that will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.

Bid submission was originally slated for June 11 but this was ordered rescheduled to July 2.

This will be held at the DND Bidding and Awards Committee conference room, basement right wing, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

DND undersecretary Fernando Manalo earlier said that the contract includes integrated logistic support system.

Winning bidders must be able to deliver the aircraft within 540 calendar days from contract effectivity.

Participants in the DND's CAS project must have completed a similar program within the last 10 years.

Manalo added that the CAS aircraft must be used by the countries offering and manufacturing them.


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