SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Invitation for Prequalification
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
e-Sri Lanka Development Project (Cr: 3986 CE)
Request for Application to Prequalify (RFPQ) for a National Backbone License and Service
Agreement to Build and Operate a National Backbone Network in Sri Lanka
This invitation for prequalification follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business Issue No. 636 (volume 27) of August 16, 2004.
The Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the e-Sri Lanka Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for payment of a one-time subsidy towards the Building and Operating of a National Backbone Network.
The Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee on behalf of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) intends to prequalify applicants including companies, joint ventures, consortia etc. for building and operating a nationwide telecommunications backbone network in Sri Lanka. It is expected that the invitations for a full proposal including the financial bid will be issued in August 2009.
Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD) Loans and IDA Credits, May 2004, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the guidelines.
The complete prequalification document can be obtained free of charge from the TRCSL Website. As specified in this prequalification document, there is a non-refundable submission fee of LKR 100,000 (in words: one hundred thousand Sri Lankan Rupees) to be submitted together with the Application to prequalify.
Applications for prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes, delivered to the address below at or before 1500 hrs on July 16, 2009 and be clearly marked “SRI-LANKA: Application for Prequalification (APQ) to Build and Operate a National Backbone Network”.
All interested parties are informed that RFQP could be downloaded from this webpage and all documents should be submitted in the English Language.
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
276 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 8,
Tel. No: +94-11-2689345
Fax No: +94-11-2689341
May 07, 2009