23 Juli 2014
DND will acquire 2 RHIBs (photo : north sea boats)
The Department of National Defense (DND) said on Tuesday that it is allocating P63,159,000 to acquire two rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) for the Philippine Navy.
The money will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Funds and the contract will include an integrated logistic support for the craft, DND said.
The RHIBs will be used by the PN for "maritime interdiction and GOPLAT takedown missions."
The craft must be able to cruise at speeds of 45 knots, withstand and still be functional at Sea State 4, and capable of carrying 14 passengers (including four crewmen).
Interested bidders must have completed a similar project within the last 10 years and must be able to deliver the RHIBs within 180 calendar days from the issuance of the notice to proceed.
Pre-bid conference is slated at 9 a.m. on July 31 at the PVAO Conference Room, Andres Bonifacio Hall, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Bid opening is set on Aug. 13, also in the same venue.