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Air Force to buy P68.9M worth of spare parts for attack helicopters

/ 02:57 AM March 14, 2016

MANILA — The Philippine Air Force has earmarked P68.9 million to purchase spare parts needed for the maintainance of its new AgustaWestland AW-109E “Power” attack helicopters.

The approved amount is covered by two contracts for the procurement of spare parts for the eight aircraft that the Air Force acquired in 2015.

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In a bid invitation, a total of P68,928,376.65 has been allocated for the projects – P31,420,483.32 for Lot 1, and P37,507,893.33 for Lot 2.

Last year, the Air Force bought eight of the attack helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for P3.4 billion.

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The first two AW-109E helicopters were commissioned in August 2015 while the remaining six were delivered and accepted into the Air Force in December last year.

A pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at the PAF Procurement Center conference room in Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

Interested bidders may purchase bid documents for a non-refundable fee of P25,000.

Prospective bidders must have experience in similar project within the last five years.

The deadline for submission and opening of bids will be on March 31, 9 a.m. also at the PAF Procurement Center conference room.  SFM

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