Department of National Defense awarded Hydratek to supply the Philippine Marine Corps with 10 units of brand new small amphibian vehicle.
Defense Studies, through their source, acquired the Notice of Award for the said deal with US-based private company Hydratek.
The Notice of Award was conformed by Hydratek’s representative dated April 10, 2014.
The NOA says, “This is to inform you that the proposal of Hydratek, Inc. for the supply and delivery of ten (10) units Small Amphibian Vehicle for the Philippine Marine Corps with a corresponding contract price of Sixty Six Million Eight Hundred Sixteen Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Four Pesos and 90/100 (P66,816,934.90), is hereby accepted.”
“You are hereby required to provide ten (10) days the performance security in the form and amount stipulated in the bidding document. Failure to provide the performance security shall constitute sufficient grounds for cancellation of the award.”
The said document was signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin.
As per Hydratek’s product description, “This vehicle is also popular with public safety organizations that routinely deal with the threat of hurricanes or river flooding.”
It can carry a payload of 3,000 lbs in land and 1,400 lbs, with seating capacity of 6 persons,