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https://www.philgeps.gov.ph/GEPSNONPILOT/Tender/SplashBidNoticeAbstractUI.aspx?menuIndex=3&refID=5878184&highlight=true

The Department of National Defense Bids and Awards Committee 1 (DND BAC 1) will be implementing the procurement for the Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy. The fund source for the project is the AFP Modernization Trust Fund in the amount of ONE BILLION FIVE HUNDRED FORTY MILLION PESOS (Php 1,540,000,000.00).

The project will be undertaken thru Alternative Mode of Procurement which is Limited Source Bidding, having satisfied the conditions as stated in Section 49 of the Revised Rules and Regulations of RA 9184. Likewise, said mode of procurement involves direct invitation to bid by the procuring entity from as set of pre-selected suppliers or consultants with known experience and proven capability relative to the requirements of a particular contract.

As one of the Pre-Selected Suppliers included in the list submitted to and acknowledged by the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), which is shown below, we are inviting your company to participate in the Bidding for the above project. The pertinent dates for the project are as follows:

ACTIVITY   SCHEDULE
Pre-bid Conference   December 12, 2018, 09:30 A.M.
Submission, Opening of Bids and Evaluation   December 28, 2018, 10:00 A.M.

Likewise, we would like to request your good office to treat this project with extreme confidentiality: as such, you are required to sign an undertaking for the non-disclosure of the details of the project. Said document shall be submitted upon attendance during the Pre-Bid Conference.

For further information, please refer to DND BAC Secretariat, Left Wing, Basement, DND Building, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City at Telephone Numbers 911-6001 local 8414 or 421-3531.

Sincerely yours,


(Sgd.) ASEC MANUEL FELINO V. RAMOS
Chairperson, DND Bids and Awards Committee 1


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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
FF-15, which is already in drydock, is due for upgrades as well.

Navy flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar to get major upgrades
By Priam Nepomuceno  November 5, 2018, 12:10 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1052884?fbclid=IwAR3lYagmWOVl6-Cqi0g3UeOuzrGmy7d3CNBXY6s8jGVcI2xzWWe43O2MVRw

MANILA -- Philippine Navy (PN) flagship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) will undergo various communications, weapons, and fire-control upgrades while undergoing repair for the damages sustained during her grounding at Hasa-Hasa (Half-Moon) Shoal last August 29.

This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata when sought for an update on the ship on Monday.

"Del Pilar is still undergoing bottom hull repairs and will be undocked as soon as repairs have been completed. Propellers and related underwater appendages will be shipped to the US for repairs. While awaiting the completion of those repairs, she will undergo communications and weapon and fire control upgrades in order to optimize her down-time period," he added.

Zata said the frigate will be back in operation once these parts, coming from outside the country, have arrived.

The ship was pulled clear from Hasa-Hasa Shoal last Sept. 3 and towed to Subic Bay, Zambales, arriving there on September 7.

The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is one of three Hamilton-class cutters acquired by the PN from the United States Coast Guard and converted into frigates.

These ships have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, a length of 378 feet, beam of 43 feet, and draft of 15 feet while its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine engines, giving it a top speed of 29 knots.

These vessels have a cruising range of 14,000 miles and have a sea and loiter time of 45 days and armed with a 76mm Oto Melara automatic cannon, 25mm and 20mm light cannons and .50-caliber machineguns. (PNA)

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 03:45:27 PM »
It'll be interesting to see if these radars will finally be mounted as part of this project

Two AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars, plus associated equipment, to be sold to the Philippines for installation on two of the Gregorio del Pilar class frigates for $25 million USD.

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/philippines-ansps-77-sea-giraffe-3d-air-search-radars

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines for AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars and related equipment, support, and training. The estimated cost is $25 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 12, 2016.

The Government of the Philippines has requested a possible sale of two (2) AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe 3D Air Search Radars, support services, including installation services, operator training, system operational testing, and documentation. The total estimated program cost is $25 million.

The Philippines seeks to increase its Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) capabilities in order to improve monitoring of its vast territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). An effective Philippine MDA capability strengthens its self-defense capabilities and supports regional stability and U.S. national interests. This sale is consistent with U.S. regional objectives and will further enhance interoperability with the U.S. Navy, build upon a longstanding cooperative effort with the United States, and provide an enhanced capability with a valued partner in a geographic region of critical importance to the U.S. government.

The AN/SPS-77 Air Search Radars will be used to provide an enhanced ability to detect and track air contacts. The radars will be installed on two Hamilton-class cutters acquired through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. The Philippines will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be VSE and Saab. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any U.S. or contractor representatives to the Philippines. U.S. contractors, under U.S. government oversight, will be in the Philippines for installation and associated support of this new radar on these Philippine Navy ships.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, pm-cpa@state.gov.



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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 04:34:10 PM »
The FF-16 already has its 25mm gun. It's long overdue that the rest of the class got theirs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1552306434855198/

Taken 22 January 2015 in Cebu City, at Pier 6 (Cebu International Port) where the ship was moored after completing her mission in Tacloban during Pope Francis' visit. Photos c/o Marc Christopher M. Labastilla



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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 08:15:50 PM »
https://www.philgeps.gov.ph/GEPSNONPILOT/Tender/SplashBidNoticeAbstractUI.aspx?menuIndex=3&refID=5878184&highlight=true&fbclid=IwAR1pUdzR97k0uAU_qnpb16vP91EYrB1fA0szul0eVD476z66yZUV3Faxg4I

LETTER OF INVITATION for Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy

- Procurement of Combat Management System, Sonar, ESM
- System integration of Saab Sea Giraffe AMB 3D radar, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), FLIR Systems SeaFLIR 230 electro-optical camera etc

Limited to: Saab AB, Ultra Electronics and Hanwah


Separate issue, why does Philippines authorities use public email servers? dndbacsecretariat5626@yahoo.com / http://www.dnd.gov.ph/contact-us.html? That is neither professional nor safe given the data are stored with a third party.

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 01:11:04 PM »
Latest supplementary bulletin (24 Jan), puts the bid opening to 19 Feb.

http://dnd.gov.ph/transparency/procurement/DND_BAC/2019/SBB/SBB%20NR%20DND-PN-DPCFU-18-04.pdf


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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 02:07:32 PM »
Del Pilar-class to be beefed with more electronic equipment
By Priam Nepomuceno  February 24, 2019, 12:00 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1062770

MANILA -- The proposed upgrades planned for the Philippine Navy’s (PN) Del Pilar-class frigates will greatly boost the ships' electronic capabilities, making it more capable of patrolling and conducting inter-agency operations in the country's territorial waters.

"The 'Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade' will enhance the ships' management system, electronic support and sonar capability, ensuring top performance during maritime patrols, search-and-rescue, and other inter-agency operations in our territorial waters," Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) over the weekend, when asked to comment on the more than PHP1.5-billion upgrade for these ships.

Earlier, the DND Bids and Awards Committee 1, in the defense department's website, announced that it is starting the procurement for the "Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project" of the PN.

The fund for the program, which is placed at PHP1.54 million, will be sourced from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Modernization Trust Fund.

The project will be undertaken through the Alternative Mode of Procurement, which is Limited Source Bidding.

When asked on whether the ships will be equipped with additional weapons systems, Andolong said it is very unlikely at the moment.

"It does not look like the Navy intends to install additional weapons systems on the Del Pilar Class ships because only their sensors are being upgraded. At the moment, the advanced weapons are only being considered for the brand-new platforms that we are acquiring," he said.

The Del Pilar-class ships are three former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters that were converted into frigates.

The ships in the class are the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), and the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17).

Each ship has a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, a length of 378 feet, beam of 43 feet, and draft of 15 feet while its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine engines, giving it a top speed of 29 knots.

It has a cruising range of 14,000 miles, a sea and loiter time of 45 days, and is armed with a 76-mm. Oto Melara automatic cannon, 25-mm. and 20-mm. light cannons and .50-caliber machine guns. (PNA)

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 02:45:52 AM »
Seems no effort at all is being made to standardize.
The fleet we are coming up with is certainly going to be a maintenance nightmare. 

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 09:20:54 AM »
Seems no effort at all is being made to standardize.

In what way?

The details shown in the supplemental bid bulletin actually points out that this upgrade program would build upon the equipment already selected for the South Korean frigates.

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 12:16:56 PM »
Just the fact that they are bidding it out at all. If standardization was the goal, shouldn’t we be negotiating with the Koreans to apply the same sensor and equipment fit to the GDP class as the new Jose Rizal class? The way it’s turning out, you’ll have two of the GDP class with a different sensor fit from the third, the Jose Rizals will have another different fit and the third GDP again with a different fit. Same holds true for the Jacinto class. Two different from the third. Why?

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 02:02:50 PM »
Just the fact that they are bidding it out at all. If standardization was the goal, shouldn’t we be negotiating with the Koreans to apply the same sensor and equipment fit to the GDP class as the new Jose Rizal class? The way it’s turning out, you’ll have two of the GDP class with a different sensor fit from the third, the Jose Rizals will have another different fit and the third GDP again with a different fit. Same holds true for the Jacinto class. Two different from the third. Why?

Key questions to clarify:

How were the sensors selected and funded? If different national credit facilities were leveraged for different projects . . . then we're dealing with political considerations

When were the sensors chosen, relative to the South Korean acquisition? For example, the Sea Giraffe 3D radars for the GDPs were actually chosen before the Frigate project was finalized

Who is performing system integration? AFAIK, the PN doesn't have the in-house expertise to do this work by itself, so the company that does this work will be a source of influence.

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 08:08:58 AM »
Rumors has it that Ultra Electronics is the lowest bidder for the project...

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Re: Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 11:34:50 AM »
Rumors has it that Ultra Electronics is the lowest bidder for the project...

Source of that rumor?

The law actually requires Lowest Calculated Responsive Bidder. It is up to the DND-AFP to write specs that weed out unqualified bidders and then validate this during PQ.

The Frigate Acquisition Project should have already given the PN valuable lesson learned about how not to write specs.