The Philippine Army (PA) is allocating PHP20 million for the procurement of spare parts needed for the maintenance and repair of its M-35 cargo trucks.
The Philippine Army Bids and Awards Committee will hold a pre-conference at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 at its office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Receipt and opening of bid envelopes is slated at 9 a.m. on Sept. 19 at the same venue.
The M-35 started as a 1949 REO Motor Car Company design for a 2½ ton 6×6 off-road truck.
This original six-wheel M-34 version was quickly superseded by the 10-wheel M-35 design.
While the basic M-35 cargo truck is rated to carry 5,000 lbs. (2,300 kg.) off-road or 10,000 lbs. (4,500 kg.) on roads, they have been known to haul twice as much as rated.