The Department of National Defense (DND) has re-set the first stage bid submission for its long range patrol aircraft project, which has a budget of P5,976,000,000, to July 9.
Two aircraft are to be acquired under this program.
It was originally scheduled for June 13 but Defense undersecretary Fernando Manalo, Special Bids and Awards Committee-1, said that it will be re-set for July 9.
No reason was given in their supplemental bid bulletin which was posted at the Defense website.
It will be held at the Department of National Defense bidding awards committee conference room at basement, right wing, DND building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City around 10 a.m.
Money for the long-range patrol aircraft project will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act Trust Fund.
The contract includes sensors, sensor integration, mission support facilities and integrated logistic support, DND undersecretary Fernando Manalo said.
Winning bidders are required to deliver the aircraft within 1,035 calendar days upon receipt of the notice to proceed.
Manalo added that participants must have completed a similar project within the last 10 years.