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Civil Engineering Equipment Lot 1 - Dozers and Graders Acquisition Project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

The Armed Forces of the Philippines raised a requirement to improve its engineering capabilities, as the military starts to modernize and improve its overall capability under the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP).

This allowed the implementation of the AFP Civil Engineering Equipment Acquisition Project as part of the Horizon 1 Phase of the RAFPMP.

The project was divided into several lots, with this resource page focusing on Lot 1 involving the acquisition of Bulldozers and Graders.

One of the Philippine Army's HBXG SD5K bulldozers as seen in 2020. Photo credits to 52nd Engineering Brigade, Philippine Army.


Project Summary:

Civil Engineering Equipment Lot 1 - Dozers and Graders Acquisition Project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines:

Note: Edited as of 09 December 2023 but first posted on 27 January 2024.


* End User: Armed Forces of the Philippines (Service Support Units, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force)

* Quantity: 12 units Bulldozers, 8 units Graders

* Modernization Phase: Horizon 2 Phase of RAFPMP

* Project ABC: PHP212,240,000.00

* Acquisition Mode: Public Bidding

* Source of Funding: AFP Modernization Trust Fund under GAA FY2017.

* SARO Release/s: SARO-BMB-D-17-0025063 dated 20 December 2017, released 22 December 2017

* Winning Proponent: Civic Merchandising Inc.

* Product for Delivery: unconfirmed, believed to be HBXG SD5K bulldozers and Sany STG180C-6 graders

* Contract Price: Php95,709,768.00

* Residual Amount: Php116,530,232.00

* First post by MaxDefense: 26 January 2015

* MaxDefense Searching Hashtag: #PAFPCEELot1Acquisition

* Project Status: First bidding attempt oepened on 19 October 2016, but this attempt failed and another bidding attempt oepend on 23 August 2017 and SOBE on 27 September 2017. SARO released worth PHP95,709,768 on 22 December 2017. NOA released in favor of local company Civic Merchandising Corp. on 09 January 2018, and the NTP was released on 12 July 2018 and contract signed by 23 July 2018. The projects were confirmed by sources to have been delivered as of 1st quarter of 2019. PROJECT COMPLETED.

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Overview:

As part of improving the civil engineering capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in general, the AFP Civil Engineering Equipment Acquisition Project was raised as part of the AFP Modernization Program's Horizon 1 Phase from 2013 to 2017.

Among those include the acquisition of bulldozers and graders needed for clearing and earthworks, road works, and for emergency HADR operations. These are usually undertaken by the engineering services of each of the AFP's service branches, which are also used to support development projects of the Philippine Government. 

The acquisition of bulldozers and graders were combined in a single subproject as Lot 1, which was allocated a budget of Php212,240,000.00 for 12 small bulldozers and 8 graders.

The procurement process was through public bidding, with the tender proceeding on 19 October 2016 with a scheduled Submission and Opening of Bid Envelopes (SOBE) by November 2016. This was pushed back several times until the SOBE was scheduled on 15 February 2017. 

The first bidding attempt failed, and another attempt was raised on 23 August 2017. This time the tender was successful and the project was awarded to local supplier Civic Merchandising Corp., which received the Notice of Award from the DND on 09 January 2018, and the Notice to Proceed on 12 July 2018. The Contract was signed as of 23 July 2018.

While it is unconfirmed what the company delivered, our parent page MaxDefense Philippines believes that they delivered Chinese-branded construction equipment, potentially the HBXG SD5K bulldozer and Sany 
STG180C-6 graders.

Both were said to have been delivered to the Philippine Army by 1st quarter of 2019, and were already seen in service with the some of the engineering brigades of the Philippine Army by mid 2019.



With the bulldozers and graders already delivered and formally activated with different service branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, MaxDefense officially consider the Civil Engineering Equipment Lot 1 - Dozers and Graders Acquisition Project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as COMPLETED.

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First posted and released on 27 January 2024
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