NEPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (NTA)
Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Invitation for Application to Build Broadband Network and Provide Internet Access Connectivity Services in 7 Districts of Province 7
(First Date of Publication: 18 August 2017)
Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Kamaladi, 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) Internet service provider (ISP)licensee(s) to build broadband Network (Optical Fiber & Microwave technology) and provide Internet Access connectivity services in 7 disctricts of Province 7 viz Package A( Darchula, Doti, Dadeldhura and Baitadi ) and Package B ( Achham, Bajhang and Bajura )
The Chairman, on behalf of NTA, invites Requests for Applications (RFA) for the award of the contract from existing NTA Internet service provider licensees to build broadband hybrid (Optical Fiber & Microwave) network and provide Internet Access connectivity services in the above 7 districts within 12 months. NTA will provide subsidy to the successful Applicant from RTDF to establish broadbandhybrid network and provide Internet/data access connectivity in all Rural Muncipality (Gaun Palika),Ward offices , health centers/health posts and public educational institutions (colleges and high schools) for each packages. The contract (subsidy) shall be provided to the qualified and successful applicant that has applied for lowest subsidy for each package.
Applicants may obtain further information and inspect the RFA documents at the office of Nepal Telecommunications Authority,Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel:+977-1-4255474, Fax: +977-1-4255250, Email: email@example.com, www.nta.gov.np
RFA documents may be purchased from the above office by eligible Applicants on the submission of a written Application, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs 20,000 (Twenty Thousand only).
Pre-Application meeting shall be held at Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Kamladi, Kathmandu, Nepal on 14th September 2017, 14:00 Hrs.
Sealed Applications shall be submitted to the above office on or before 9th October, 2017, 15:00 Hrs. Applications received after this deadline shall not be accepted.
Applications shall be opened in the presence of Applicants’ representatives who desire to attend, on 9thOctober 2017, 16:00 Hrs at the office of NTA, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal. Application must be valid for a period of 90 (Ninety) days counting from the day of Application opening and must be accompanied by bid security which shall be valid for minimum 30 days beyond the Application validity period.
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.
NTA reserves the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all the Applications.