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Philippine restarts maritime patrol aircraft acquisition programme

26 May 2017

The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has invited bids for a PHP5.976 billion (USD120 million) contest to supply the country's air force with two new maritime patrol aircraft.

A model of the Airbus CN295 on display at LIMA 2017. The platform was understood to be a leading contender in the previous LRPA acquisition project. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)A model of the Airbus CN295 on display at LIMA 2017. The platform was understood to be a leading contender in the previous LRPA acquisition project. (IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat)

The platforms, which are being acquired under the programme formally known as the Long Range Patrol Aircraft (LRPA) Acquisition Project, are to be delivered equipped with sensors and mission support facilities. The integration of these sensors and a logistics package to deliver the aircraft are also required, according to a tender notice posted by the DND.

Bidding is open to all qualified local or foreign suppliers who have completed a similar contract within the last 10 years from the date of submission of tender documents. The winning bidder must deliver the aircraft within 1,035 calendar days from the receipt of notice to proceed.

The DND Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) will hold a pre-bid conference for the contest on 16 June 2017 at 10.00 a.m. at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, near Manila. Parties interested in the contest will have to submit their bids by 30 June 2017.

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