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Regarding the media coverage of “Price of Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle S1 Sway Bars is Double the Purchase Price”, Ministry of National Defense has stated

Political Warfare Bureau,M.N.D.PostDate: 2019/08/22

“First Purchase of Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle S1 Sway Bars is Double the Purchase Price” is a false interpretation.

Regarding the media coverage of “Price of Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle S1 Sway Bars is Double the Purchase Price”, Ministry of National Defense has stated today (22nd) that the content of the coverage is a false interpretation, and has provided the following explanations:

1. This case was procured system-wide as usual, and the single item of material “S1 Sway Bar” in this procurement was purchased for the first time according to the maintenance requirements from the Army, hence the coverage of “Double the Purchase Price” is a false interpretation.

2. The “S1 Sway Bar” purchased for the first time in this procurement underwent public quotations from manufacturers according to the Government Procurement Law, and also take into account the expected unit price of more than $22,000 compiled according to past discount rate of procurement, which is in line with the stipulated requirements on unit price from the Government Procurement Law.

3. There were a total of 7 bidding manufacturers for this case, and the procured unit price was lower than the budget due to the bidding price from the manufacturers; the successful manufacturer delivered according to the contract, and the products were accepted into the inventory after inspection was approved. The remaining balance from the bidding was paid into the treasury according to the regulations without any wastage of government funds.

4. The Armaments Bureau stated that under the principle of law-based administration and government funds saving, all procured unit prices are stipulated according to the Procurement Law; regarding items with past procurement history, they are incorporated with subsequent procured unit prices for reference to allow the compilation of expected unit prices to be more in line with the market trends. The bureau hereby requests the continuous support from all citizens.

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