Saturday, March 16, 2013

5 Companies to Bid for P866-M DND Coast Watch System Project

Five companies, including Israeli defense manufacturer Elbit, have expressed their interest in Lot 1 of the Department of National Defense (DND)'s coast watch system (CWS) project which aims to secure the Department of Energy (DOE) service contract areas.

Lot 1, worth P866 million, refers to the supply and delivery of CWS requirement for the enhancement of maritime domain awareness capability and security of DOE service contract areas.

These companies are Scan Marine, Inc; Pacific Hemisphere; Telus Teleworks; Bainbridge and Elbit.

The five firms earlier acquired bidding documents worth P70,000 from the DND bidding and awards committee.

During Wednesday's pre-bid conference held at the DND Building in Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, representatives of the five companies requested that they be given until April 10 to submit pertinent documents and requirements, stressing that the March 10 deadline set by the DND is too thin and early.

DND undersecretary Eduardo Batac, who chairs the bidding and awards committee, noted the concerns of the five companies and stressed that they would immediately act on it.

As this develops, the five interested companies asked the DND and its technical working groups to give more details on the operational requirements of the radars needed by the CWS to give them idea on how to satisfy and meet it.

The DND earlier announced that it is bidding out P979 million worth of CWS which will be used in securing DOE service contract areas.

Lot 1 -- Supply and delivery of CWS requirement for the enhancement of maritime domain awareness capability and security of DOE service contract areas and worth P866.060 million;
Lot 2 is supply and delivery of two rigid hull inflatable boats with integrated logistics support (ILS) worth P63,159,000;

Lot 3 is supply and delivery of firearms, accessories and ammunition with ILS whose value is placed at P21,813,000;

Lot 4 deals with the delivery of supply and delivery of gas and oil platforms takedown equipment and gears with ILS worth P10,578,000; and

Lot 5 is supply and delivery of night vision devices with ILS worth P6.3 million.

Interested bidders may proceed to the DND main office in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City for application and inquiries. Bidders must also have completed a similar project within the last five years and must be capable of delivering the items within 540 calendar days upon receipt of the notice to proceed.

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