By Alden M. Monzon, Reporter

Bidders wanted for supply, delivery of rifle bullets

Posted on July 14, 2015

THE ARMED FORCES of the Philippines (AFP) is looking for interested companies to bid for a P41.9-million contract to make, supply, and deliver more than one million rounds of rifle ammunition to be used by the Philippine Army.

In a bid invitation published on Monday, the AFP General Headquarters Bids and Awards Committee (GHQ-BAC) has invited prospective bidders to manufacture, supply, and deliver 1,059,209 rounds of 7.62-millimeter (mm) ball rounds for a contract price of P41,902,308.

Petty Officer 1 Myla M. Tiu of the GHQ BAC said that the ammunition is used by a wide range of rifle weapons used by the Philippine Army, including their standard-issued M60 rifle series, as well as the M240.

Interested bidders may purchase a complete set of bidding documents from the GHQ BAC starting yesterday (Monday) for a non-refundable fee of P25,000.

A pre-bid conference is schedule on July 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m, at the AFP BAC Conference Room in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

Opening of bids is set on Aug. 7 in the same venue.

The Philippine military, through the Government Arsenal (GA), manufactures bullets for rifles and pistols on its 370-hectare industrial estate in Limay, Bataan.

DND Public Affairs Chief Arsenio R. Andolong confirmed that the GA does manufacture 7.62 mm ammunition but cited that it could be different from the type the Army needs.