KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Pertahanan today opened the tender for the Nuri replacement programme. It is an INTERNATIONAL TENDER. Since it is an International Tender, we hope when they signed the tender it is with an international company, not some unknown SDN BHD company, which actually signed the deal.
|No. Tawaran : 72/2007
Tarikh Iklan : 06 Nov 2007
|Bil.|| No. Tawaran
|| Tarikh Tutup
|KP(PERO 3)F/T 521/2007||
|For The Supply And Delivery Of Twelve (12) Units Of Utility Helicopters With Search And Rescue (SAR) Capability, Spares, Tools, Test Equipment, Publications, Training And Technical Services To The Government Of Malaysia(International Tender)|
Note that there is the normal on top of this box at the Mindef website: www.mod.gov.my
Tender adalah dipelawa kepada kontraktor-kontraktor yang berdaftar dengan Kementerian
Kewangan dalam kelas dan jenis pendaftaran yang berkaitan dan yang masih dibenarkan
membuat tawaran buat masa ini bagi kerja/bekalan berikut :-
Does this means a local company could also tender on behalf of the international tenderers? I will try to find out. Note the tender mentioned CSAR helicopter which would mean that the Mi-17 would not be eligible for this tender unless the manufacturer is doing something about it at this very moment.
The number is 12 and if we go with the list price for the AW101 (around USD60 million) , the contract it will be worth around USD1.2 billion (around RM3.4 billion). Anyhow with training, spares and technicals included in the tender, it will be difficult to determine correctly the fly-away price for each helicopters. A good way to hide markups I would say.
Which helicopters will be offered? Malaysian Defence would dare to say the usual suspects: AW101,NH90,EC725, Chinook,Sikorsky S92 and the Mi-17.
The winner? Based on Malaysian Defence poll and personal preference, the AW101 of course. But based on cost alone it will be a close fight between the AW101, EC725 and the NH90.
Based on current delivery performance and technical maturity it will be between the AW101 and theEC725.
Who knows, just wait for the announcement, next year, in April, I believe.
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