NAC announces Tender to sell only left vintage Boeing

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Flag Carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is set to sell its only left vintage Boeing 757 series aircraft. The airline has issued tender notice on Wednesday to auction the Boeing with call sign ‘9N-ACB’ Gandaki.

The only left vintage Boeing 757 ‘9N-ACB’ Gandaki, after 31 years of service was retired on mid March by the corporation and now the corporation has called for tender to sell the aircraft.

The airlines has invited for sealed tenders for auction sale of the B757 aircraft along with other inventory that include spare parts and other tools on “AS IS WHERE IS BASIS”.

The interested bidder can inspect the aircraft and its inventories in the airlines hanger at its hub, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) during office hours on working days with prior information to Director CAMO Department.

The Tender Document can be obtained from Corporate Department, Nepal Airlines Corporation on any working days during working hours within 45 (forty five) days from the first date of publication of this notice/announcement which is 26th June 2019 or can be downloaded from the NAC website.

The fully completed and sealed tender document must reach to Corporate Department, Nepal Airlines Corporation, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal during working hours (Sunday to Thursday- 10:00 to 17:00, Friday-10:00 to 15:00) within 45 calendar days counted from the first date of publication of this notice. Modification of the tender received after due date and tender through electric means would not be accepted.

The Sealed Tender would be opened in Corporate Department, NAC, Kantipath, Kathmandu at 2: 00 PM (14:00 Hrs) Kathmandu local time on the next day of the closing date of submission of the Tender in presence of the Bidder or his/ her representative/ nominee or even in their absence.

In case, the last date of submission and opening of the tender as prescribed above be a holiday, the same will automatically take place on the successive office working days at the same hours.

The tender document should be duly filled in and completed properly and enclosed in a wax sealed envelope clearly marked in capital letters as SEALED TENDER FOR AUCTION SALE OF B757 9N-ACB AIRCRAFT AND ITS INVENTORIES ON “AS IS WHERE IS BASIS”. However, if the document is being air freighted / couriered from abroad, arrangement should be made by the Bidder themselves to clear Customs and deliver the document to the address within the stipulated date and time and it would be accepted even without wax seals.

Bidders can be any individual or any firm or company and individual who wants to submit the bid document must submit the copy of Identity Certificate issued by Government entity. The firm or company must submit a copy of registration certificate and the clearance certificate (if any).

The Tender should be accompanied by a Bid Bond for an amount of US$ 384,000 (USD Three Hundred and Eighty Four Thousands) towards earnest money in form of Bank Guarantee issued by any internationally recognized bank counter-guaranteed by any Nepalese Commercial Bank acceptable to NAC and should remain valid for 150 (One Hundred and Fifty) days from the closing date of submission of the tender which can be extended (if required) on mutual consent. Bid Bond of the other bidders will be released after 14 days of signing of the contract with successful Bidder.

NAC reserves absolute right to accept or reject any tender should it be deemed in the interest of NAC to do so.

NAC with its Boeing operated flights to London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai and SAARC countries including Maldives, Colombo, Dhaka, Karachi, Myanmar, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Osaka, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai.

At present, NAC operates international flight operation with 4 aircraft, 2 Airbus A320 narrow-body and 2 Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft.

NAC bought two Boeing 757s in 1987 from an American Company with the purpose of operating long haul and then operated it for more than 30 years.

Out of two 757, the first Boeing 757 one with registration ‘9N-ACA’ nicknamed ‘Karnali’ has already been sold to BB Airways last year aircraft to operate international cargo flights. The aircraft still stays grounded inside premises of TIA with its future unknown as the failure of the company to bring the aircraft back in operation ended the hope for it to fly again and the aircraft is now waiting to be scrapped after its 3 decades dedicate service to Nepal Airlines.

More information on the auction is included in airlines web page.

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