Anglo-Italian firm lone bidder for P3.4-B Air Force project



MANILA, Philippines – An Anglo-Italian firm was the lone bidder for the P3.4-billion project involving the purchase of eight Air Force attack helicopters.

AugustaWestland, a company owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, was the only one that joined the bidding for the helicopter acquisition project held last Wednesday.

Three other firms bought bid documents for the project but did not participate in the bidding.

The companies that bought bid documents but did not submit offers were Boeing, Eurocopter and MD Helicopters Inc.

Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo told The STAR the bid submitted by AugustaWestland would be subject to discussions by the bids and awards committee. Read more: (source)

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