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Re-Invitation for Application to Build District Optical Fiber Network and Provide Optical Network Lease Connectivity Services in Province no. 6 & 7.

 

Request for Application

NEPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (NTA)

Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal

Re-Invitation for Application to Build District Optical Fiber Network and Provide Optical Network Lease Connectivity Services in Province no. 6 & 7.

(First Date of Publication:  13 April 2017)

 

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) 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. NTA intends to apply a part of  RTDF to cover eligible financial subsidy to the selected licensee(s) to build District Optical Fiber Network from Musikot (Rukum) to Jhulaghat (Darchula) by installing information superhighway on Midhill Highway and provide Optical Network Lease Connectivity Services for the development of telecommunications service in 19 Districts of Province no. 6 & 7 of Nepal.

The Chairman, on behalf of NTA, invites Requests for Applications (RFA) for the award of the contract from existing NTA licensees (Basic, Mobile and Network Service Providers), individually or in their joint venture/consortium to build District Optical Fiber Network and provide Optical Network Lease Connectivity Services within next four years. NTA will provide subsidy  to the successful Applicant from RTDF to connect 19 District Headquarters. The contract (subsidy) shall be granted to the qualified applicant that has applied for lowest subisdy.

RFA document shall be made available from 13th April 2017. Eligible 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , URL: www.nta.gov.np.

RFA documents may be purchased from NTA by eligible Applicants on the submission of a written Application, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of NPR10,000.

Pre-Application meeting shall be held at NTA office premises on 27th April, 2017, 14:00 Hrs.

Sealed Applications must be submitted to NTA on or before 12th May, 2017, 15:00 Hrs. Applications received after this deadline shall not be accepted.

Applications shall be opened in presence of Applicants' representatives who desire to attend on 12th May, 2017, 16:00 Hrs.  at the office of NTA, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal. Application must be valid for a period of 120 days counting from the day of Application opening and must be accompanied by bid security, amounting to a minimum of NPR.92,500,000.00 for this bidding, which shall be valid for minimum 30 days beyond the Application validity period.

If the last date of purchase, submission and opening falls on a public holiday then the next working day and stipulated time shall be considered as the last day and time.

NTA reserves the right to accept or reject, wholly or partly any or all the Applications. However, NTA will provide reasons to the Applicants, whatsoever.