11 Juni 2014
Bell AB212 ASW (photo : skyscrapercity)
First stage bidding for the Philippine Department of National Defense's (DND's) PHP5.4 billion (USD123 million) acquisition of two anti-submarine warfare helicopters has been reset to 24 June, DND undersecretary Natalio Ecarma has said.
Bid documents for the project initially indicated a submission deadline of 3 June but the date has been extended because some bidders have given the feedback that they were unable to register for the tender via PhilGEPS, the Philippine government's online procurement system.
According to the DND's Bids and Awards Committee, so far two firms have indicated interest by purchasing bid documents - AgustaWestland and Bell Helicopters.