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PNP seeks bids for 1,000 patrol cars

/ 04:18 AM November 03, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine National Police is planning to buy additional patrol vehicles before the year ends to boost anticrime

operations.

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The bidding for the contract to supply 1,021 patrol jeeps worth P918.9 million will be conducted this month to add to the 560 vehicles bought by the PNP earlier this year.

The PNP bids and awards committee, which is inviting prospective suppliers of 12-seater, diesel-run vehicles, has set a pre-bid conference on Nov. 4 in Camp Crame.

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Funding for the new vehicles will be drawn from the PNP’s 2013 budget.

Bid documents can be bought from the bids and awards committee at the PNP headquarters for P75,000 until Nov. 18.

An Indian company, Mahindra, won the earlier bid to supply the first 560 vehicles. It offered P895,000 per unit for a total of P504 million.

In October, the PNP conducted tests on the patrol vehicle to evaluate its performance and durability. The tests included a long-distance drive on rough terrain.

The PNP said bidding for the new contract would be open to sole Filipino proprietorships or partnerships and organizations that are at least 60 percent Filipino-owned.

The first batch of the delivery must be made 120 days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed, while the second and third batches must be delivered 120 days apart.

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