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Timeline ng Frigate Acquisition Project, nag-viral sa Social Media



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Inihayag ng Philippine News Agency (PNA) sa media ang opisyal na Timeline ng controversial frigate acquisition na naging paksa ng pinakabagong pagdinig ng Senado na dinaluhan ng ilan sa mga matataas  na miyembro ng Gabinete, Senador at mga unipormadong tauhan at opisyal ng Philippine Navy.

Batay sa timeline na ibinigay ng PNA, ang kontrobersyal na frigate deal ay nagsimula noong administrasyon ng dating Pres. Noynoy Aquino. Noong nakaraang Hunyo 7, 2013, pinirmahan ni dating DND Secretary Voltaire Gamzin ang Acquisition Decision Memorandum No. 2013-019 upang simulan ang agarang pagpapatupad ng pagkuha ng dalawang bagong Frigates para sa Philippine Navy na may aprubadong badyet na PHP18 bilyon.

Ang unang yugto ng pag-bid ay isinagawa noong Disyembre 4, 2013 at noong Marso 17, 2016, ang ipinahayag na ang dalawang pinakamababang cost sa bidders ay ipinahayag na kasama ang Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) na may presyo na bid na USD322 milyon o PHP15,047,704,000 (1USD = PHP46 .732); at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) na may presyo na bid na USD336,912,000 o PHP15,744,571,584.

Noong Hunyo 16, 2016 ay ipinahayag ng ND Bids and Awards Committee ang HHI bilang nanalong bidder at inisyu ang Notice of Award sa pabor nito. Pagkalipas ng ilang buwan noong Setyembre 13, 2016, si DND Secretary Lorenzana ay nagpadala ng Notice of Award kay Mr. Ki Yeong Sung na may katumbas na presyo ng kontrata na PHP 15,744,571,584.00.

Ang kontrobersiyal na frigate deal ay gumawa ng ilang mga headline sa mainstream media matapos na iniulat ng Rappler at Inquirer na si SAP Bong Go ay sinasabing nag-intervene sa frigate deal dahil sa pagkakaroon ng post-it-notes sa isa sa mga confidential documents mula sa kanyang DND office.

Narito ang kumpletong Timeline ng Controversial Frigate Deal:

Timeline on Frigate Acquisition Project (PNA):

June 7, 2013 – Former Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum No. ‎‎2013-019 to initiate the immediate implementation of the acquisition of two brand new Frigates for the Philippine Navy with an approved budget of PHP18 billion.

Dec. 4, 2013 – The first stage bidding was conducted wherein six proponents were declared eligible by the DND Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC), namely: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) – Korea; Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (Hyundai) – Korea; STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (STX O & S) – Korea; STX France S.A. – France; Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineering Ltd. GRSE – India; and Navantia SEP (Navantia) – Spain.

March 17, 2016 – The two lowest cost bidders were declared: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) with bid price of USD322 million or PHP15,047,704,000 (1USD = PHP46.732); and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with bid price of USD336,912,000 or PHP15,744,571,584.

April 30 to May 8, 2016 – GRSE was declared non-compliant to the financial requirements of the project as required by Section 23.5.2.6 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act. Its Net Financial Contracting Capacity (NFCC) was found to be below the approved budget contract of PHP16 billion.

June 16, 2016 – DND Bids and Awards Committee declared HHI as the winning bidder and issued the Notice of Award in its favor.

Sept. 13, 2016 – DND Secretary Lorenzana sent a Notice of Award to Mr. Ki Yeong Sung with a corresponding contract price of PHP 15,744,571,584.00.

Oct. 24, 2016 – A contract agreement was signed by Sec. Delfin Lorenzana, Major Marlon B. Dayao, Comm. Robert A. Empedrad, Kisun Chung (Executive Vice President HHI) and Jae R. Kim (Senior Sales Officer of HHI’s Special and Naval Shipbuilding Division)

Jan. 11, 2017 – Col. Leonardo D. Dela Paz, chief of the DND’s Defense Acquisition Office, informed Mr. Ki Young Sund that the “Remarks on Makers” list are grossly disadvantageous to the PN and to the AFP/DND.

Feb. 8, 2017 - Mr. Ki Yeong Sung wrote a letter to the Defense Acquisition Office saying that HHI is entitled to choose HSC Naval Shield as the combat management system (CMS) for PN frigate, which is beneficial for both PN and HHI.

HHI said it can consider the CMS choice of the Navy if it is “willing to compensate USD9 million per ship which is aggregated sum of price difference for the system and service for installation, test and integration in our shipyard.”

April 1, 2017 - Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado wrote a letter to Lorenzana stating the opinion that “Remarks” provisions in the contract are grossly disadvantageous to the PN and to the AFP/DND, saying: “This remarks, if permitted, are akin to a buyer (PN/DND) with his/her own money being told by the seller HHI on what to buy.”

April 6, 2017 - Col. Dela Paz wrote a memorandum to Lorenzana, stating that the Thales offer, although compliant of the technical specifications, is not commercially competitive in view of the price difference of USD 14,050,000.00 as compared to the offer of HSC Naval Shield.

Commercial competitiveness is one of the requirements stipulated in the “Remarks” provision before the shipbuilder should consider the owner’s preferred maker.

April 20, 2017 - Dela Paz informed the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff for Logistics that Lorenzana has approved the recommendation for the continuation of the Frigate Acquisition Project with the HHI-selected maker of the CMS.

Aug. 10, 2017 - In a memorandum addressed to the AFP Chief-of-Staff, Lorenzana said it is improper for the PN, which had post qualified the HSC Naval Shield CMS, to declare it as non-compliant during the project implementation.

Sept. 14, 2017 - Hanhwa issued a Certificate of Conformance with respect to the request of HHI on the CMS and Link 16 on the new frigates of the PN.

Dec. 8, 2017 - Lorenzana sent a letter to Mr. Kisun Chung, EVP of HHI, informing them that the request for amendments to the contract Agreement of the Payment terms and Delivery Schedule of the 2 units Frigate Acquisition Project is approved.

Dec. 18, 2017 - Mr. Park Moon Yung, Senior VP of HHI, sent a reply-letter to Lorenzana, thanking him for the approval of the amendments to the Contract Agreement of the Payment Terms.

Source: pna.gov.ph