INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)

IBA/TECH/ICT/ONB/VPNSMSG/01/2022: TENDER FOR THE PROVISION AND COMMISSIONING OF A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) AND SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE (SMS) GATEWAY TO THE INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITY FOR TWO (2) YEARS (2022-2024)

The Independent Broadcasting Authority has received financing from the Government of the Republic of Zambia and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under the agreement resulting from this IFB: PROVISION AND COMMISSIONING OF A VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) AND SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE (SMS) GATEWAY TO THE INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITY (IBA) FOR TWO (2) YEARS (2022-2024): IBA/TECH/ICT/01/2022

The Independent Broadcasting Authority serves as the implementing agency for the service and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders. Bidding will be conducted using the Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures specified in the Public Procurement Act of 2020 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2022, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in the Bidding Documents.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and inspect the bidding documents at IBA offices at the Mass Media Complex from 08:00-17:00 hours. The bidding documents may also be accessed on www.iba.org.zm/bid
Pre-bid meetings and Site visits which potential bidders must attend will be held from 23rd to 27th May, 2022 at the following selected Sites:

No. Site Date Time
1 Kazungula 23rdMay, 2022 10:00 hours 15:00 hours
2 Chirundu 24thMay, 2022 10:00 hours 15:00 hours
3 Serenje 26thMay, 2022 08:00 hours 13:00 hours
4 Kalulushi 27thMay, 2022 08:00 hours 13:00 hours

 

Please note that the aforementioned locations have been identified as the most erratic in network connectivity.

  • A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested Bidders and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K1,000.00. The method of payment will be Bank Deposit or electronic bank transfer (Bank details may be obtained from the Finance Unit). Please note that NO CASH PAYMENT will be accepted
  • The Bank details to deposit the non-refundable fee of K1,000.00 are Investrust Bank; Account number 0110270699011; Odys Branch; Sort code 170011

Bids must be delivered to the IBA tender box on or before 20th June, 2022 at 10:00 hours. Bids need to be secured by a Bid Securing Declaration or 2% Bid Security. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders representatives who choose to attend.

For more information or clarification, please call the following phone numbers:

 

  • +260978914646
  • +260977260962
  • +260977639811
  • +260964327734

 

Sydney Musangu

Head Procurement and Supplies Unit
FOR/THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITY
The BID DOCUMENT is downloadable on this link: INVITATION FOR BIDS Document .


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITYS STRATEGIC PLAN AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY: IBA/ADM/ONS/SPSC/01/22

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has been allocated funds from the Government of the Republic of Zambia and intends to apply the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Request for Proposals is issued.

 

The Authority now invites proposals from eligible Consulting Firms for the Development of the Independent Broadcasting Authoritys Strategic Plan and Communication Strategy. Eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding document from the office the Head Procurement and Supplies Unit, Independent Broadcasting Authority, Mass Media Complex Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka from 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours Local time. The bidding documents may also be accessed on www.iba.org.zm /bid .
A firm will be selected under Least Cost Selection Method procedures.

The RFP includes the following documents:

 

  • Section 1 – Letter of Invitation
  • Section 2 – Instructions to Consultants and Data Sheet
  • Section 3 – Technical Proposal
  • Section 5 Eligible Countries
  • Section 6 Governments Policy Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices
  • Section 7 – Terms of Reference
  • Section 8 – Standard Forms of Contract (Lump-Sum)
  1. Bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders from IBA offices at Mass Media Complex upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kwacha, Five Hundred or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency at the prevailing exchange rate, by Bankers cheque or electronic fund transfer or direct deposit into the IBAs Bank account. NO Cash payment will be accepted.
  2. The Bank details to deposit the non-refundable fee of K1,000.00 are Investrust Bank; Account number 0110270699011; Odys Branch; Sort code 170011

 

Sealed bids must be deposited in the tender box situated at the Reception of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, Mass Media Complex Alick Nkhata Road, Lusaka on or before 3rd June, 2022. Late Bids will be rejected. Tenders will be opened thereafter in the presence of bidders who choose to attend.
For more information, you can call us on the following phone numbers:

  • +260211250589
  • +260977758689
  • +260977443003
  • +260977260962

 

Sydney Musangu
Head Procurement and Supplies Unit
FOR/THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITY

 

The REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL DOCUMENT is downloadable on this link: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Document .