SHAH ALAM: As we wait for the Home Ministry’s decision on how to complete MMEA’s delayed OPV2 and OPV3, we must look back at had happened within the last one year or so. And it is not very hopeful.
For example, we know that the tender for four helicopters for the MMEA had lapsed without any decision. The tender lapsed on January 15, 2023.
Another Home Ministry tender which had lapsed is the RFB for two motherships for the marine police published in October 20 2022. The tender had lapsed on September 16, last year.
From the original post:
The request for bids/tender was published on October 20, 2022 and closed on December 20, 2022. From the Eperolehan website, we now know that six bidders qualified for the next phase of the tender, the evaluation and selection phase. The six bids ranged from RM194.7 million – the lowest – to the highest at RM299.7 million.
Like the MMEA helicopter tender, the mothership RFB was allowed to lapse without any notice, at least publicly. For the six bidders of the mothership RFB it must be frustrating, to say the least, for spending money to take part in the tender which lapsed without any decision taken.
It was because of this I am wary of the RFB for four APC for the General Operations Force (GOF) will meet the same fate. The deadline to sign off the APC tender is March 22.
It is the same for the RFB for the marine police’s interceptors. If the APC and interceptors RFBs die a natural death, what would one think off about the OPV2 and OPV3 project then?
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