Indian Army Issues RFI for Outsourcing Of Overhaul-II Of Tank T-72

The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for undertaking the Overhaul-II of Armoured Fighting Vehicles i.e., Tank T-72 including the provisioning of major assemblies / sub-assemblies and spares.

The purpose of this RFI is to identify prospective vendors – DPSUs /Private Indian Vendors) to undertake the Overhaul-II of Tank T-72 on a complete outsourcing model and facilitate preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP) / tender document.

To be noted, the Base Overhaul is carried out to ensure restoration of equipment to as good as new condition, rendering a fresh lease of life for enhanced serviceability and operational reliability for residual life of the equipment.

This is a well-planned and comprehensively executed activity, to neutralize effects of age, usage and restoration of the equipment to near Zero Hour, Zero Kilometer state of operational readiness.

Further, the process of overhaul of Tank T-72 in accordance to the governing specifications includes:-

  • stripping of the Tank
  • removal of the assemblies that are repairable
  • inspection of the components of the repairable assemblies
  • repair the assemblies by replacing worn-out parts
  • replacement of assemblies with new ones that are not repairable
  • 100% replacement of parts that have limited shelf-life/life (gaskets, seals, rings, bearings, fasteners, washers etc.
  • Testing of assemblies
  • Integration in tank
  • Testing of systems of the tank
  • Testing complete tank and quality assurance by buyer

The bidder will be required to carry out all of the above processes as per governing specification and process schedules.

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