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4th batch of MPACs?
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:25:28 AM »
Not sure if this would be an MPAC Mark IV, or just a continuation of one of the existing batches.

Invitation to Bid (ITB)
Reference Number 4784640
Title Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Acquisition Project for the Department of National Defense
Area of Delivery

Solicitation Number: Public Bidding No. 17-106-6
Trade Agreement: Implementing Rules and Regulations
Procurement Mode: Public Bidding
Classification: Goods
Category: Marine Transport
Approved Budget for the Contract: PHP 270,000,000.00
Delivery Period: 365 Day/s
Client Agency:
Contact Person: Marc DR Hordejan
Procurement Service
PS Compound, RR Road, Cristobal St., Paco Manila
Metro Manila
Philippines 1007
63-2-6897750 Ext.4020
Status Active
Associated Components 3
Bid Supplements 0
Document Request List 6
Date Published 08-Sep-2017
Last Updated / Time 08-Sep-2017 00:00 AM
Closing Date / Time 29-Sep-2017 10:00 AM




1. The Department of National Defense (DND), through the Procurement Service, through the AFP Modernization Act Trust Fund 2017 intends to apply the sum of TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY MILLION PHILIPPINE PESOS (P 270,000,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Acquisition Project. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.

2. The PROCUREMENT SERVICE invites bids for:

Quantity 3 units
Item/Description Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Acquisition Project
Approved Budget P 270,000,000.00
for the Contract
Delivery Period Please refer to Section VI. Schedule of Requirements

Bidders should have completed, within Fifteen (15) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.

3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183.

4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Procurement Service and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be acquired by interested Bidders from the PS Cashier’s Office and upon payment of a non-refundable fee in amounts pursuant to the Schedule.

Quantity Item/Description Price of Bid Documents
3 units Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Acquisition Project P 27,000.00

The schedule of the bidding activities is as follows:

Advertisement/Posting of Invitation to Bid September 8, 2017

Issuance and Availability of Bid Documents September 8, 2017

Pre-Bid Conference Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Last day of Written Clarification September 19, 2017

Last day of Issuance of Bid Bulletin September 22, 2017

Deadline for Submission and Opening of Bids Friday, September 29, 2017 10:00 AM

It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that Bidders shall pay the applicable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.

6. The PROCUREMENT SERVICE will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on September 15, 2017, 10:00 AM, at the Conference Room, Procurement Service, Cristobal St., Paco, Manila which shall be open to prospective bidders.

7. Bids must be duly received by the Procurement Division VI (PDVI) of the Procurement Service at the address below on or before September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.

Bid opening shall be conducted on September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM at the Conference Room, Procurement Service, Cristobal St., Paco, Manila. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend the opening. Late bids shall not be accepted.

8. Bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility requirements, technical and financial proposals in two separate sealed envelopes in the designated bid box located at the Bidding Room.

9. The Goods being offered must be used by the armed forces of the country of origin or at least two (2) other armed forces.

10. Goods being offered shall be from suppliers who are themselves the manufacturers.

11. This project is exempted from Value-Added Tax and Customs Duties pursuant to Section 17 RA 10349.

12. The PROCUREMENT SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

13. For further information, please refer to:

The Procurement Division 6
Procurement Service
RR Road, Cristobal St., Paco, Manila
689-7750 loc. 4020, 563-9361

Bids and Awards Committee 6

Line Items
Item No. Product/Service Name Description Quantity UOM Budget (PHP)
1 Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) Marine Transport 3 Unit 270,000,000.00
Pre-bid Conference
Date Time Venue
15-Sep-2017 10:00:00 AM Conference Room, Procurement Service, Cristobal St., Paco, Manila

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Re: 4th batch of MPACs?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 11:22:54 AM »

Proponent for Batch 4 assault crafts now in post-qualification phase

By Priam Nepomuceno July 9, 2018, 11:11 am

MANILA -- The proponent for Batch 4 of the Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) project is now undergoing the post-qualification phase, Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said Friday.

"(The proponent for) Batch 4 of the MPACs are now subject to post-qualification. (These MPACs) have (almost) the same specifications (as the Batch 3) and will be armed each with the (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd) Spike-ER (surface-to-surface missiles)," Andolong noted.

This project will consist of three boats, Andolong disclosed.

Batch 3 MPACs, which consists of three boats, were constructed by the Subic-based Propmech Corporation and activated on May 22, 2017.

All of the above-mentioned MPACs are being fitted with the Spike-ER launchers and missiles as of this posting.

Once these Batch 4 MPACs are constructed and activated, the Philippine Navy (PN) will be operating a force of 12 MPACs, with six of the vessels armed with the Israeli-made missile system.

The latter is the first missile system acquired by the PN and is capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a range of eight kilometers. (PNA)


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Re: 4th batch of MPACs?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 03:32:27 AM »
Kaohsiung Maritime 2018: Philippine Navy’s fourth batch of MPACs to inherit Mk III design | Janes - 01 October 2018
According to information provided by the industry official, vessels in the fourth batch will each feature an overall length of 17 m, an overall beam of 4.76 m, and a hull draught of 2.1 m. Propelled by waterjets, the platform can attain a maximum speed of 47 kt, and a maximum mission range of 350 n miles at 30 kt.

Besides Spike-ER missiles, other weapons that can be accommodated on the vessel include two stern-facing 12.7 mm machine guns, and one remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS). It will have a crew complement of seven, and accommodate between 8 and 10 fully equipped troopers

A model of the MPAC Mk III on display at the 2018 Kaohsiung International Maritime and Defence exhibition. Source: IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat