An unidentified Philippine Air Force C-130 is due to undergo its 24th Year Scheduled Maintenance Program (SMP). On August 1, 2012, the PAF Bids and Awards Committee invited suppliers to bid for tools and equipment related to the SMP on PhilGEPS. The project, PB-PAFBAC-110-12, had an Approved Budget for Contract of P2,109,965.00.
Neither the actual cost of the SMP itself, nor the identity of the aircraft are currently known. However as of writing, the Air Force only had one operational Hercules: #4726, making it the logical object of this effort.
Two other PAF C-130s are undergoing maintenance programs. The long suffering #4704, which had been the AFP's lone operational C-130 for years, is currently in the United States for a protracted repair effort. The second, #3633, is nearing the end of its maintenance cycle at the 410th maintenance wing hangar.
The text of the bid invitation appears below:
ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PAF BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Invitation to Bid
The Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the PAF Bids and Awards Committee (PAFBAC), invites suppliers/manufacturers/distributors/contractors to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project/s:
Nomenclature/Activity: PB-PAFBAC-110-12 Procurement of Tools and Equipment for the 24th Yr SMP of C-130 Aircraft
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php2,109,965.00
Price of Bid Documents (non-refundable): Php3,000.00
Pre-Bid Conference: August 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Submission/Opening of Bids: August 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Issuance of Bid Documents: August 2-21, 2012 at 8:00AM-12:00NN & 1:00PM-5:00PM, Monday to Friday, PAFBAC Secretariat, PAF Procurement Center Bldg., Villamor Air Base, Pasay City: Tel Nr: 8546701 Local 6051 & 6057
Prospective bidders should have an experience in similar project within the last 5 years in an amount at least 50% of the ABC of the project.
The Pre-bidding Conference shall be open to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference/s, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of RA 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
BGEN GERARDO D JAMORABO JR AFP
Chairman, PAF BAC
Timawa discussions on this, an other C-130 maintenance efforts, is available here.