PNP allocates P1.3 billion for 20,482 Basic Assault Rifles

The Philippine National Police is allocating PhP 1,325,185,400.00 for the procurement of 20,482 units of 5.56mm Basic Assault Rifles. The PNP is using the General Appropriations Act 2014 and 2015 as bases.

“Our operating units generally use these rifles such as our Public Safety Forces, Special Action Force, Special Weapons and Tactics and our police stations for special operations,” PNP Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor said.

Bidding is open to all interested local or foreign bidders.

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a nondiscretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

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