• PNP opens bid for supply of more than 1,000 vehicles

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    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has opened the bidding for the procurement of more than 1,000 various types of vehicles worth at least P1.48 billion.

    The police force will acquire patrol jeeps, transport vehicles and utility trucks in a bid to enhance the movement and capacity of the 150,000-strong agency.

    In a bid invitation that was published on Tuesday, the PNP made public three separate contracts for the supply and delivery of 398 units of light transport vehicles, 983 units of single cab patrol jeeps, and 48 units of utility trucks. The vehicles will be distributed to different PNP offices nationwide.

    The approved budget for the light transport vehicles is P382 million, P943 million for the patrol jeeps and P153 million for the utility trucks.

    PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said the vehicles form the backbone of the police force’s operations since these are mainly used in transporting personnel and needed provisions.

    “All of these are for mobility and transportation,” Mayor told reporters in Camp Crame.

    Interested participants can purchase the bid documents from the PNP Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for P50,000 each for the light transport vehicle and utility truck contracts. Bid documents for the patrol jeeps are priced at P75,000.

    The contracts are exclusive for Filipino sole proprietorships and firms or partnerships that have 60 percent capital stocks owned by Filipino citizens.

    The pre-bid conference is scheduled at 2 p.m. on July 21 in Camp Crame.

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