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ADDENDUM on Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services For “THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE & PROVIDING OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC MEASUREMENT/MONITORING

NEPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (NTA)

Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal

ADDENDUM No. 1

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services

For

“THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE & PROVIDING OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC MEASUREMENT/MONITORING AND ANTI-FRAUD SYSTEM”

(Date of issue of Addendum No 1: 3rdNovember 2017)

Reference

Text in the initial EOI notice & document

Replaced text as an addendum

EOI Notice para5

The EOI one copy in original and one in copy shall be delivered to the following address no later than 15:00 Hrs (local Time) on or before 6th November, 2017.

The EOI one copy in original and one in copy shall be delivered to the following address no later than 15:00 Hrs (local Time) on or before 13th November, 2017.

 

 

Clarification No. 1

S.N.

Section/Clause No.

Particulars of NTA

Bidders Queries

Clarification fromNTA

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Section 2: Evaluation Criteria 1.4 EXPERIENCE (45.0)

Minimum of 2 similar traffic management
  and control systems for a National
  Regulatory Authority completed in the last
  7 years. Minimum of 1 completed in the
  last 5 years.

This point has been kept as not applicable to JV. Please confirm why
?

Any one of the JV/Consortium member can meet the requirement or collectively they could meet the requirement of minimum 2 References.

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Section 2: Evaluation Criteria 1.4 EXPERIENCE (45.0)

Minimum of 2 similar traffic management
  and control systems for a National
  Regulatory Authority completed in the last
  7 years. Minimum of 1 completed in the
  last 5 years.

Since there are not may Regulatory Authorities who have asked for
Traffic Management and Control can a vendor submit similar experience
from Operators?

They can submit similar experience from operators. But they should not be the mobile switching & billing system (MSC, BSC, BTS) vendor   of the operators and the regulatory experience is the must.

 

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Section 3, 3.3 CONSULTANT'S ORGANIZATION AND EXPERIENCE


  The Consultant shall submit the copies of reference letters from the
National Regulatory Authority/ies regarding the above mentioned
experience.

Will a experience letter from Operator suffice ?

No, the reference from National Regulatory Authority is mandatory.

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GENERAL

 

For the section that are not directly under Vendors scope of activity
can be sub-contracted to a 3rd party? For example probes many not be
from the same vendor.

Yes, as long as the sub contractor is a part of the JV/Consortium. The agreement should clearly state the scope of services

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1. In Quality of Service (QoS ) Link Utilization . Would you please
describe about Link utilization you are expecting

 

Important statistics of Operator Link utilization should be provided based on the requirements mentioned for the technical solution.

 

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Based on the requirement on Equipment and or Extraction system of
TMS
module, the solution will capture signaling data from
International/National Carrier/Operator interface and generate CDR. Is
it possible, if solution receives the International/National
Carrier/Operator generated CDR and process those to measure traffic
volume, signaling information?

 

They solution should be capable of comparing two CDRs, One generated by TMS System and other receiving from the operators. So that any traffic can be identified.

8

 

 

 In EOI should we submit financial proposal . In section C.5 Points
for the Consultant to consider clause 7 has mentioned to consider
financial proposal related itemized.

 

Financial proposal is not required during EOI stage.

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Section 1> Clause No. 6, 

 

Kindly clarify what kind of
equipment
supply and services are considered in this category as non-compliance.

 

Switching/ Billing System equipment or service to a Telecom Operator will be non compliance.

 

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Section 2> Clause No. 1.2

 

Annual Turn Over: Under Lead+ 2
Partners JV,
total number should be 20 but it mentioned 8.0+4.0+4.0 = 16, please
clarify.

 

Its 12.0+4.0+4.0

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Section 2> Clause No. 1.4 :

 

It mentioned 45 Points for 1 project
under Single Participation but what will happen if company participates
in
JV and what would be marks distribution?

 

Minimum of 2 similar traffic management and control systems for a National Regulatory Authority completed in the last 7 years. Minimum of 1 completed in the last 5 years.

It can be joint / individual to meet the requirement together as a JV/consortium

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Section 2> Clause No 1.4.

 

We believe that limiting the experience
with
Regulators would keep many good vendors from bidding for this
requirement
although they have solutions to offer. Kindly clarify if points can be
given
to vendors who have reference of providing similar solution to
operator. I
believe that the same product would be used by both operator and
regulator
but the purpose and view point is different. We request you to include
this
consideration.

 

Regulatory experience is mandatory and applicants should meet eligibility as mentioned in 1.4 and above.

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 Kindly clarify if TRA is looking for a consultant who would
help in
choosing the right vendor through this EOI or  is looking for a vendor
who
will be able to propose and implement the required solution through
this
EOI.

 

NTA is looking for a Vendor who will be able to propose and implement the required solution through this EOI

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3.4 > CV for Proposed Professional Staff

 

At the EOI stage is the Consultant required to submit any supporting documents such as educational certificates, diplomas etc to support the CV of proposed professional staff?

Supporting documents for the CVs such as educational certificates and diplomas are not required at EOI stage however those documents should be authenticated by the applicant.

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Section 4 > : TOR : C5 : 7 Points for Consideration by Consultant

 

 

We would be grateful if you will clarify whether any of the elements mentioned in paragraph 7 and 8 of  Section 4 : TOR : C5 “Points for Consideration by Consultant” should be addressed at the time of submission of the EOI

 

 

Points raised in paragraph 7 and 8 of C5 of the TOR do not need to be addressed in the EOI submission stage.

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General

 

Can single national company be the local agent/ local partner/with multi-pal international vendors?

 

Yes, national companies can be a local partner/ agent of multiple bidders or come in JV with international companies. .

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Section 2

 

In section 2 there is the list of Key staff Team Lead, System Administrator, Database administrator however there again different set of team in Section 4D. So we need to provide complete set of team mention in both the section in EOI Stage?

 

In EOI stage only Key          Concerned Staff listed in Section 2 has to be proposed.

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General

 

During the initial EOI stage do we need to have a local partner

It's up to vendor to decide and not mandatory at this stage.

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Section 2.

 

As we have understood, in the EOI stage NTA will only evaluate us based on the Evaluation Criteria mentioned in Section 2. Kindly update.

Yes, NTA Will evaluate based on evaluation criteria mentioned in section 2.

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Section C5

 

During the EOI stage do we need to share any financial proposal as mentioned at Point 7, Section C5. Point For the Consultant To Consider.

No need to submit the financial proposal at this EOI submission stage.