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INVITATION FOR BIDS: Services for provision of Broadband Internet services in 25 locations

Tuesday, 26th September 2017

PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NO: UCC/NCONS/17-18/00054

SERVICES FOR PROVISION OF BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICES IN 25 LOCATIONS
1. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has allocated funds to be used for provision of broadband internet services in underserved rural areas under the Rural Communications Development fund (RCDF).

2. The Uganda Communications Commission invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for provision of services for broadband internet services in 25 locations. RCDF will provide a subsidy towards the cost of the services.

3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the Open Domestic Bidding a procedure contained in the Government of Uganda's Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and is open to all bidders.

4. Interested bidders may obtain further information and inspect bidding documents from Uganda Communications Commission at the address given below at 8(a) from 8.30 hours to 17.00 hours during working days.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English Language may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below at 8(b) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX100,000 (Uganda Shilling One Hundred Thousand Only). The method of payment will be by payment to a bank account; the details of which shall be advised by Uganda Communications Commission.

6. Bids must be delivered to the physical address below at 8(c) at or before Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at10.00am. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the biddersĄŻ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 8(d) at 10.15am on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

7. There shall be a pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11.00am, UCC House, Bugolobi.

8. (a) Documents may be inspected at:
Procurement and Disposal Unit;
Uganda Communications Commission, 1st Floor, UCC House,
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi, P.O. Box 7376, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 256-41-4339000, Fax: 256-41-4348832, Email: ucc@cc.co.ug

(b) Documents will be issued from:
Procurement and Disposal Unit;
Uganda Communications Commission, 1st Floor, UCC House,
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda.

(c) Bids must be delivered to:
Procurement and Disposal Unit;
Uganda Communications Commission, 1st Floor, UCC House,
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda

(d) Address of Bid Opening:
The Canteen Hall,
Uganda Communications Commission,
UCC House,
Plot 42-44 Spring Road, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda

9. The planned procurement schedule is as follows:

ActivityDate
Publish bid notice September 27, 2017
Pre-bid Meeting October 17, 2017
Bid closing date October 31, 2017
Evaluation process November 15, 2017
Display of Best Evaluated Bidder Notice November 17, 2017
Award of contract December 8, 2017

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR