NEPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (NTA)
Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Invitation for Application to Build Microwave Backbone Network in Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal
(IFA No. 01-RTDF/NTA/2079/80)
(First Date of Publication: 19 September, 2022)
1. Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Jamal, Kathmandu is collecting two percent of Gross Adjusted Revenue as a Rural Telecommunication Development Fund (RTDF) every year from the Service providers in telecommunications sector as per the Telecommunication Act, 2053 B.S. and intends to apply a part of RTDF to cover eligible financial subsidy to the selected (based on this RFA) Network Service Provider (NSP) licensee(s) to build Microwave Backbone Network in Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province.
2. The Chairman, on behalf of NTA, invites electronic Requests for Applications (RFA) for the award of the contract from existing NTA Network Service Provider licensees to build Microwave Backbone Network in Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province within 2 years. NTA will provide subsidy to the successful Applicant from RTDF to establish Microwave Backbone Network in Karnali Province and Sudurpaschim Province. The contract (subsidy) shall be provided to the qualified and successful applicant that has applied for lowest subsidy.
3. As part of the eligibility the applicant will be required in their applications to demonstrate that they meet several criteria, of which some are listed below:
- Shall possess valid NSP licence
- Minimum Contribution of Average Annual Rural Telecommunications Development Fund (RTDF) in the last three year: NPR 20,000,000.00
- Minimum of 5,000 Km of transmission (optical, microwave, PMP, wireless) network in operation.
- Positive Net worth.
4. Under the Single Stage, Two Envelope Procedure, Applicants are required to submit simultaneously two separate sealed envelopes, one containing (i) the Technical Application and the other (ii) the Subsidy Application, both in turn enclosed in one sealed envelope as per the provision of Request for Application.
5. Applcants may obtain further information and inspect the RFA documents at the office of Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel:+977-1- 5355474, Fax: +977-1- 5355250, Email: email@example.com, nta.gov.np or may visit PPMO e-GP system www.bolpatra.gov.np/egp.
6. The Scope of work, eligibility criteria and qualification requirement are explained in RFA which is available at http://www.nta.gov.np or may visit PPMO e-GP system bolpatra.gov.np/egp. for the reference.
7. Pre-Application meeting shall be held at Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal on 18th October, 2022, 14:00 Hrs.
8. RFA documents may be purchased the hard copy of RFA from the above office by eligible Applicants on the submission of a written Application or may download the Application documents for e-submission from PPMO’s e-GP system www.bolpatra.gov.np/egp. Applicants, submitting their bid electronically, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs 20,000 (Twenty Thousand only) before submission deadline.
9. The fee for the document is to be deposited in
Deposit Account No.: 0106011664201
Name of the Account holder: Nepal Telecommunications Authority
Name and address of Bank: Nabil Bank Limited, Kathmandu
10. Application must be valid for a period of 120 (One Hundred Twenty) days counting from the day of Application opening and must be accompanied by bid security, amounting to a minimum of NRs 87,200,000.00 (In word NRs Eighty Seven Million and Two Hundred Thousand only) for this Application, which shall be valid for minimum 30 days beyond the Application validity period.
11. Applications shall be submitted electronically through PPMO’s e-GP system bolpatra.gov.np/egp on or before 2nd November, 2022, 12:00 Hrs. Applications received after this deadline shall not be accepted.
12. Applications shall be opened in the presence of Applicants’ representatives who desire to attend, on 2nd November 2022, 12:30 Hrs at the office of NTA, Jamal, Kathmandu,
13. If the last date of purchasing, submission and opening falls on a public holiday then the next working day and stipulated time shall be considered the last day and time.
14. Joint Venture (JV) is not allowed.
15. NTA reserves the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all the Applications.