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The two firms –Israel-based Radom Aviation Systems Ltd. and United States-based Rice Aircraft Services Inc. – submitted bids for the contract worth P1.264 billion (US$31.62 million at US$1=PhP40).
Of seven companies that purchased non-refundable bid documents from the DND, only Radom and Rice submitted offers.
The other firms that did not join the bidding were: Aerospace Engineering Group.; Overseas Aircraft Support Inc.; Serpenair Group Inc. / Bell helicopter; ST Aerospace Engineering PTE. Ltd.; and, Stone of David Tactical Equipment Co.
The opening of bids scheduled 2:00 p.m. Thursday was postponed “for the best interest of the department,” according to Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo.
Manalo declined to comment further when pressed by reporters.
"The default, really, is public bidding. We can go on a G-to-G in certain instances where the equipment is not available."