Friday, August 02, 2013

Philippines eyes to purchase 2 light planes for territorial defense support

The Department of National Defense is looking to acquire two brand new light lift fixed wing aircraft worth about P800 million.

DND Undersecretary for Bids and Awards Committee Fernando Manalo said the aircraft must be able to “provide organic general support for territorial defense, internal peace and security plan, internal security operations, disaster response and national development.”

The funds, which  will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act Trust Fund, are worth P814,000,000.

The bidding documents can be purchased for P75,000, with a bid opening on August 23 at DND Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo.

A pre-bid conference is scheduled for August 9.

The bidders must have completed a similar project within the last five years.

The winning supplier is required to deliver the aircraft within 548 calendar days from the letter of credit, Manalo said. - Philippine Daily Inquirer

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