SHAH ALAM: Back in August last year, I wrote about a request for bid (RFB) for a total of 301,950 No 5 digital pattern BDUs for the Army, for a period of three years. The RFB itself was a replacement for similar tender for the same number of BDUs, published a month earlier but later cancelled..
It appears until now the tender has not been decided yet the same like the RFB for digital pattern webbing published almost at the same time.
It is interesting to note that at the recent DSA 2022, Jakel Trading Sdn Bhd was awarded a RM29 million to contract to supply the No. 3 uniform (office wear) for the Malaysian Army. Jakel Trading as you are probably aware was awarded the contract to supply the digital pattern BDUs to the Army back in 2013 which resulted in a lot of colourful rumours back then. As usual the truth is more mundane!
Anyhow it appears as the major contract for the digital pattern BDUs has not been finalised – your guess is as good mine for the reason. As we wait for the tender announcement or not, the Army has issued at least three separate contracts to three different companies, this year, to supply 2,564 combat uniforms, for a total number of 7,692.
The last company to be given the contract is Golden Rank Industries (M) Sdn Bhd with the LOA listed at RM474,340. The other companies are Pakaian Saling Erti for the RFB issued in February, this year for a LOA of RM449,982. For the RFB issued in January, this year, Persada Klasik Sdn Bhd for the LOA of RM424,817.25. I am guessing the more, the merrier.
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