The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now looking for suppliers capable of providing it with spare parts needed for the maintenance of the engine systems of its two SIAI-Marchetti SF-260TP training aircraft.
Contract for the project is placed at PHP6,498,000, the bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System said.
Submission and opening of bids is on Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
"The Philippine Air Force reserves the right to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding, or not award the contract at any time prior to contract award in accordance with Section 41 of RA 9184 and its IRR, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders," PAF Bids and Awards Committee chair Brig. Gen. Ferynl Buca said in the same bid bulletin.
The SF-260 is an Italian light aircraft marketed as an aerobatics and military trainer. The military versions are popular with smaller air forces, which can also arm it for close-support roles.