Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DND to open bidding for 3 Medium Lift Fixed Wing Aircraft and logistics support

C-295 Fixed Wing Aircraft of Indonesia (Photo for illustration purpose only)--Photo from

MANILA, Philippines--Department of National Defense/Armed Forces of the Philippines (DND/AFP) is set to open the bidding of (3) Medium Lift Fixed Wing Aircraft and it's integrated logistics support package amounting to 5.3 billion pesos.

The main role of the aircraft will be to airlift troops and supplies for territorial defense and internal security operations, disaster response and development efforts.

Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said that they are fast-tracking the projects that will upgrade the capabilities of the armed forces.

Qualified prospective bidder should have completed a similar aircraft project. They can buy complete set of bidding documents from the Bids and Award Committee (BAC) secretariat in Camp Aguinaldo for P75,000.

Pre-bidding conference has been slated for Sept. 23. The deadline for the submission of bids will be before the opening of bids in Oct. 7.

BAC will review submitted bids for a week.

The company that offers the lowest bid will undergo a post-qualification phase, wherein security officials validate the documents submitted by the bidder. The post-qualification phase will be held from Oct. 15 to Nov. 14.

Aside from the three medium transport aircraft, the air assets to be acquired include 21 UH-1 combat utility helicopters for P1.26 billion, 12 lead-in fighter trainer jets for P18.9 billion with 3 Full Motion Flight Simulators for P246 million pesos and long-range patrol aircraft for P5.96 billion.

DND is also in the process of acquiring air surveillance radars worth P2.68 billion to enhance the country’s territorial defense capabilities. 

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