The latter is a more powerful and capable version of the UH-1 helicopter.
Once activated, the Huey II, with tail number 662, will be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
"The guiding principles for this project shall be based on affordability and sustainability while conforming to the requirements of the Philippine Air Force in furtherance of accomplishing its mission," DND bidding and awards committee head Undersecretary Natalio C Ecarma II said in an invitation to bid document.
Delivery of the aircraft parts is required within a period of sixty calendar days for line Item #1(T53-L-703) and forty 45 calendar days for the remaining 157 line items upon issuance of notice to proceed.
Bidders should have completed within five years before the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the project.
A pre-bid conference will be held on April 28 at 10 A.M. at DND BAC Conference Room, Basement, Right Wing, DND Building, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
While bid opening and submission is scheduled for May 14, 10 a.m. in the same venue.
The Philippine Air Force Bell "Huey II" (662) of the 505th Search and Rescue Group (SRG).