PAF looking for P192.6-M worth of chopper parts

By , on September 3, 2017


In line with efforts to ensure the airworthiness of all its available aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is allocating the sum of PHP31,420,483.23 for the acquisition of spares needed or the maintenance of the hydraulics, aviation, and airframe systems of its brand-new AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" attack helicopters. (Photo: Philippine Air Force/ Facebook)
Pre-bid conference is scheduled on Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City. (Photo: Philippine Air Force/ Facebook)

MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF), through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), is now looking for suppliers of PHP192,693,000 worth of spare parts needed for the maintenance of its six remaining W-3A “Sokol” helicopters.

Pre-bid conference is scheduled on Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

Submission and bid opening is 9 a.m. of  Sept. 19 at PAF, BAC chair Brig. Gen. Nicolas C. Parilla, announced in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System.

The PAF acquired eight units of the “Sokol” from Polish manufacturer PZL-Swidnik and British-Italian firm Augusta Westland for PHP2.8 billion in 2012. Two have been decommissioned due to accidents.