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:
|1||Kazungula||23rd May, 2022||10:00 hours – 15:00 hours|
|2||Chirundu||24th May, 2022||10:00 hours – 15:00 hours|
|3||Serenje||26th May, 2022||08:00 hours – 13:00 hours|
|4||Kalulushi||27th May, 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:
Head Procurement and Supplies Unit
FOR/THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
INDEPENDENT BROADCASTING AUTHORITY
The BID DOCUMENT is downloadable on this link: INVITATION FOR BIDS Document .