The project designed to improve the armament, optical sights and munition supply for the Philippine Navy's three Jacinto class patrol vessels (JCPV) has been finally opened for bidding.
Bid opening and submission is scheduled for Oct. 27 at the Department of National Defense-Bids and Awards Committee Conference Room, Basement Right Wing,
DND Building, Camp
Aguinaldo, . Quezon City
The project, officially called the JCPV Phase 3A, has a budget of PhP 630,637,163.60 which will be sourced from the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program.
JCPV Phase 3A involves "the restoration and sustainment of two 76mm for two JCPVs, three 25mm gun systems for three JCPVs, delivery of two brand-new electro-optical fire control systems and sensors for two JCPVs and supply and delivery of ammunition for three JCPVs."
Winning bidders are required to delivery these items within 25 months.
"Only system integrators who are themselves manufacturers of the main weapon system, fire control system or the Combat Management System are eligible to participate in the bidding," DND-BAC Chair and Sssistant Secretary Ernesto D. Boac said.
The JCPV is one of the most modern surface combatants of the PN.
The three ships were originally operated by the Royal Navy in
They were sold to the
in August 1997 when Great Britain's
lease on Hong Kong ended.
Bid opening was earlier scheduled for March 10 but was put in abeyance pending the signing of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program. The program was signed last July 22.