The Department of National Defense (DND) has launched a second rebidding for Acquisition of Two (2) units New Construction Landing Dock (LD) Vessels with Four (4) units Landing Craft Utility (LCU) and Four (4) units Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), after the initial bidding and first rebidding did not come into fruition.
Bid opening for this rebidding is set on November 26. The project has an approved budget for contract of PhP5,560,000,000.00.
“The builder shall grant the ownership of the vessel’s design to the Department of National Defense and the Philippine Navy,” according to bid documents published by DND.
According to DND, each vessel should be “able to quickly launch and recover the following: a minimum of two (2) Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) from and to the cradle, AAV from and to the well deck and side ramps, and a minimum of two (2) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) from and to the well deck or two (2) MPAC MKIII from and to the cradle.”