SHAH ALAM: Retender for GGK RIV. It appears that the Rapid Intervention Vehicle for the GGK has been retendered. The tender for the RIV was published on March 10 on the Kementerian Pertahanan website only and not the government e-tender page.
As the ministry website does not give access to the tender documents I am not sure whether the RIV tender published is the same as the one issued earlier in January.
As for the latest stuff for the GGK, the Defence Ministry on Jan. 9 advertised request for bids for 20 vehicles, four Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) and 16 Special Operations Vehicle (SOV). We were aware that the SOV tender was coming back in DSA 2018 as a number of vehicles were displayed during the show harking the requirement, basically to replace the Glover Webb SOV already in service with the GGK.
For the RIV, the requirements publically accessible points to a much capable vehicle than the current Ford Ranger.
The RIV is intended for storming a hijacked aircraft on the ground or buildings in counter terrorist operations and able to deploy for tactical approach to docked ship, buses/coaches and trains.
Austrian CT operators entering a flat from two RIV fitted with the Mobile Adjustable Ramp System manufactured American company, Patriot3. Internet
Based on the above, I am assuming that the RIV being sought will be armoured and equipped with a ramp to facilitate entry and exit into buildings, docked ship, buses/coaches, aircraft and trains.
I will hazard a guess that it was a retender for the RIV part of the GGK tender. Perhaps they changed the field code or Kod Bidang to signify that only companies which had the certification can bid for the tender. The field code is 110106 which is for special vehicles. Or simply a retender was required no company had put in bids that satisfied the requirements especially the monetary one.
The closing date for the RIV bid is on March 3. If you or your company has the right field code and has the vehicle suitable for the tender, please enter a bid. And if you win, drop me a line, I will share the news with the Malaysian Defence readers. Anyhow please tak the Movement Control Order, seriously, stay at home at all times if its possible.
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