FCR for KD Perak, Cancelled

Sailors on board KD Perak preparing to leave Kota Kinabalu naval base for an exercise, recently. Note the FCR on top of the bridge. RMN

SHAH ALAM: Back in October, last year, Malaysian Defence wrote that the Defence Ministry has issued a tender for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a fire control radar (FCR) for KD Perak pennant number 173, the third ship of the Kedah class.

According to the tender publication, the RMN estimates that the cost of the FCR and services (installation, testing and commissioning) at RM15 million. In December, Malaysian Defence wrote that three companies had bid for the tender.

As the Eperolehan website has listed the bid prices, we know that one of the companies shortlisted has bid RM21 million for the tender, RM4 million above the estimated cost by RMN (see above). The other two bids came at RM14.840.15 million and RM14.990 million, both of which are below the estimated cost.

KD Perak personnel manning the CIC. RMN

Unfortunately, the tender has now been cancelled and as usual it was without any explanation. The cancellation must have been done this week as I checked the Eperolehan listing last week and the Perak FCR tender was still in the closed section.

When I checked yesterday, it was cancelled. The tenders for the KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin and KD Jebat are still active as off today though. That said the decision on both have been put on hold, Malaysian Defence was told.

Sailors on board KD Perak preparing to leave Kota Kinabalu naval base for an exercise, recently. Note the FCR on top of the bridge. RMN

I have no idea whether they will reopen the competition for the FCR for Perak at the moment. Perhaps they will reopen the competition with a higher estimates though, to account for the depreciating ringgit.

–Malaysian Defence

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2 Comments

  1. I suddenly remembered this old ’50s song by Patti Page, ‘How much is the doggie in the window?’
    It’s should provide some entertainment while reading this article…

  2. Not sure why they want to pull back since there are bids within their budget after all. Maybe after winning, the bidders complain that now they cannot fulfill the order if TLDM wont up the budget, so they chose to cancel instead.

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