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DND to acquire 3 brand-new seaplanes

About 80 U.S. Marines arrive on two KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Villamor Air Base, Philippines, Nov. 10, 2013. Marine Corps Forces Pacific is working with the Philippine government to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the KC-130J aircraft are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 3. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Joshua Diddams

About 80 U.S. Marines arrive on two KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Villamor Air Base, Philippines, Nov. 10, 2013. Marine Corps Forces Pacific is working with the Philippine government to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the KC-130J aircraft are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 3. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Joshua Diddams

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of National Defense (DND) announced that it is acquiring three brand-new seaplanes in an effort to boost the Philippines’ capability humanitarian assistance, disaster response and maritime search-and-rescue operations.

The project is worth P2,670,000,000 and must include an integrated logistics support package.

The money will be drawn from General Appropriations Act and the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund.

Interested parties may acquire bidding documents for P75,000 starting Nov. 8.

Pre-bid conference is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the DND bidding and awards committee conference room, basement, right wing, DND building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Bid opening will take place on Nov. 29.

Winning bidders are required to deliver the aircraft within 540 working days from the opening of the letter of credit. They should also have completed a similar project within the last five years. (MNS)

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