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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID                                                      

The Armed Forces of the Philippines invites all interested parties to apply for eligibility and to bid for the shipment of two (2) Patrol Killer Medium (PKM) Wildcat gunboats of the Philippine Navy from Chinhae Naval Base, Jinhae, Busan, South Korea to Manila South Harbor Anchorage Area, Manila, Philippines. It has an approved budget of NINETEEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 19,250,000.00), chargeable against the AFP Modernization Program CY 2002 Funds.

 Interested Bidders may obtain further information from the AFP Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat and inspect the bid documents at the above address from June 17 untIl June 30, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 A complete set of bid documents may be purchased at the above address and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00). The mode of payment will be through cash/cashier’s check in favor of the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund. The bid documents shall be received personally by the prospective bidder or his authorized representative. Representatives, however, are required to present a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) issued by the prospective bidder before the bid documents are released and before any other transactions in connection therewith is entertained.

Interested bidders shall be allowed to inspect the two (2) PKM Gunboats at the Chinhae Naval Base, Jinhae, Busan, South Korea upon purchase of bid documents until the deadline of submission of bids.

The AFP will hold a Pre-bid Conference to all interested parties on June 30, 2005 at 9:00a.m., at the Silid Panday Pira, 1/F Bulwagang Mabini, Camp Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

The deadline for the submission of bids shall be at 8:30 a.m. of July 18,2005. All bids must be accompanied with a Bid Security in any of the acceptable forms and its corresponding amount as prescribed in Section II of the bid documents, 118. Late bids shall not be accepted. Bid opening shall immediately follow at exactly 9:00a.m. in the presence of the bidders, or their representatives, who choose to attend the proceedings at Silid Panday Pira, 1/F Bulwagang Mabini, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City together with some of the observers who will be invited.

The AFP reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, annul the bidding process, or reject all bids at any time before the contract is awarded, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

Chairman, AFP Bids and Awards Committee



Republika ng Pilipinas
Republic of the Philippines
Kagawaran ng Tanggulang Pambansa
Department of National Defense


  1. The Department of National Defense (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Through the General Appropriations Act and AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund Intends to apply the sum of FOUR HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND PESOS (PhP 447,360,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payment under the contract for the Supply and Installation of the AFP Fixed Communication System (FCS) Project (AFPMP-GHQ-09-001 -04). Bids received In excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at Bid opening.

  2. The DND/AFP now invites Bids from eligible Bidders for the Supply and Installation (Engineering, Furnishing, Installing and Testing (EFIT] and Commissioning) of the Visayas-Bicol Communications System (VBCS) and Mindanao Microwave Communications System (MMCS). Delivery of the GOODS is required within Two Hundred Forty (240) days upon issuance of Notice to Proceed. The following parties may participate: Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, cooperatives, or combinations of any or all the above entities forming themselves into a joint venture to meet the eligibility requirements of the project and to undertake the project provided that they themselves are manufacturers and/or system integrators.

  3. Bidding will be conducted through a Two-Stage open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criteria as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A (IRR-A) of Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act,” and is restricted to:

  4. Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and/or to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to Republic Act 5183 (R.A. 5183) and subject to Commonwealth Act 138 (C.A. 138). Only Bids from Bidders who pass the eligibility, check will be opened. The process for the eligibility check is described in Part II of the Bidding Documents, ITB. The bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid (LCB) shall advance to the post-qualification stage In order to finally determine responsiveness of the bid to technical and financial requirements of the project. The contract shall then be awarded to the Lowest Calculated and Responsive Bidder (LCRB) who was determined as such during the post-qualification procedure.

  5. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from the DND BAC Secretariat, AFP Modernization Project Management Office and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below, upon payment of a nonrefundable fee in the amount of Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 40,000.00). The method of payment will be in the form of cash or cashiers check. The Bidding Documents shall be received personally. by the prospective Bidder or his authorized representative.

  7. The DND-BAC will hold a Pre-Bid Conference open to all interested parties on July 07, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. (local time) at Silid Panday Pira, 1st Floor Bulwagang Mabini, Camp General Emillo Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

  8. Bids and eligibility requirements must be delivered to the address below on or before August 25, 2005 at: 9:00 a.m. Late Bids shall not be accepted.

  9. Bid opening shall be on August 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at Silid Panday Pira, 1st FIr, Bulwagang Mabini, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. 

  10. Registered bidders shall be required to visit and/or conduct survey on the proposed project sites starting on 15 July 2005. 

  11. To facilitate eligibility checking, manufacturers and/or system integrators who wish to participate in the public bidding are required to apply for registration with the DND BAC, through the DND BAC Secretariat at least fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled submission and opening of bids for the procurement projects they wish to participate in, pursuant to DND BAC Cir 01-2005 dtd 12 May

  12. The DND BAC reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, to annul the   and to reject all Bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders. 

The DND BAC Secretariat
DND Bids and Awards Committee
AFP Modernization Program Management Office
3rd Floor, Bulwagang Mabini
Cp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City Philippines
Tel Nr: 421-2327/ 911600l local 6592 . 

Chairman, DND-BAC
June 24 , 2005