04 Februari 2016
DND will procure two long-range patrol aircraft (photo : thinkdefence)
The Department of National Defense (DND) Special Bids and Awards Committee is inviting firms to bid for Department of National Defense-Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (DND-AFP) Long-range Patrol Aircraft acquisition project. The project aims to procure two (2) patrol aircraft for the Philippine Air Force.
Project includes Sensors, Sensors Integration, Mission Support Facilities and ILS Package for two Long-range Patrol Aircraft.
The project has an approved budget of PhP 5,976,000,000.00 (P5.976 million) through the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund (RA 10349 – Revised AFP Modernization Program).
Deadline for the submission of bids and opening for the First Stage Bidding will be on February 29 at DND BAC Conference Room, Basement, DND Building, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. There will be a pre-bid conference on February 15 at DND BAC Right Wing Basement, DND Building. Both events will start 10 in the morning.
Eligible bidders after the First Stage Bidding process will be notified for the procedure of Second Stage Bidding.
The bidder/supplier should be the manufacturer of the aircraft to be offered and must be in active service in the Armed Forces of the country of origin or at least two Armed Forces of other countries.
The reopening of this acquisition project is after a failed bidding mid-2015. Seven firms reportedly participated in the said failed bidding: Saab Asia Pacific, L3 Mission Integratio, IAI Elta Systems, Elbit Systems, Lockheed Martin, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Indonesian Aerospace), CASA-Airbus Defense and Space (Update)
Three hangars for patrol aircraft to be constructed
The Philippine government through Department of National Defense-Armed Forces of the Philippines (DND-AFP) is procuring three bases and hangars for long-range patrol aircraft (LRPAs). The LRPA Basing and Hangarage Project has an approved of budget of PhP187,430,000 (P187.43 million).
According to the Invitation to Bid document of DND-Special Bids and Awards Committee, three basing and hangarage for LRPA will be located in Fernando Air Base in Lipa City, Batangas; Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; and Edwin Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga City.
“The plan is to upgrade the capability requirement of the PAF and improve the operational effectiveness by constructing hangars and facilities that will serve as support systems to address the challenges to territorial integrity, maritime security, natural disasters and internal security,” says in the said document.
Bid opening for the said project is on February 9 at DND BAC Conference Room, Basement, DND Building, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Meanwhile, DND-AFP schedules the First Stage Bidding for two (2) long-range patrol aircraft (LRPA) on February 29. (PNA)