DTT in Malawi: Invitation for Bids (set top boxes)

Investment

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION - INVITATION FOR BIDS (FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT)
FOR TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF DVB-T2 SET TOP BOXES (STBs)

Procurement Reference number:330/IPC/INF/DGM/13-14/001

1. The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Information switched on Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Second Generation (DVB-T2) network on 31st December, 2013. For the Malawian community to access the network there is need to make available set top boxes. The Ministry of Information now invites interested potential suppliers to submit sealed bids for the supply and delivery of theSET TOP BOXES (STBs). The method that will be used in this procurement is International Competitive Bidding (ICB (Framework Agreement).



2. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open tendering procedures contained in the Public Procurement Law and Regulations of the Government of the Republic of Malawi and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Information's Internal Procurement Committee, room 21 at City Centre, in Old Malawi Book Service Building in Lilongwe and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below at 6(a) from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:30 hours.

4. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below at 6(b) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of USD 100. The method of payment will be Cash or Bank certified/guaranteed Cheque. The document will be sent by courier.No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery.

5. Bids must be delivered to the address below at 6(c) at or before 14:00 Hours local time on 17th March, 2014.All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (USD 200,000.00)or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 6(d) at 14:15 Hours local time on 17th March, 2014.

6. (a) Address documents may be inspected at:
Ministry of Information,
Old Malawi Book Service Building opposite Malawi National Library,
City Centre, Lilongwe,

MALAWI Contacts:
Tell: +265 (1) 773 233; +265 (1) 883 611
Cell: +265 888 552 486; +265 888 861 306

(b) Address documents will be purchased from: Ministry of Information,
Old Malawi Book Service Building opposite Malawi National Library, City Centre, Lilongwe, MALAWI

Contacts:
Tell: +265 (1) 773 233; +265 (1) 883 611
Cell: +265 888 552 486; +265 888 861 306

(c) Address Bids must be delivered to: The Chairman,
Internal Procurement Committee,
Ministry of Information,
Private Bag 310,
Lilongwe, MALAWI

(d) Address of Bid Opening: The Central Office of Information (COI),

Ministry of Information,
Old Malawi Book Service Building opposite Malawi National Library, City Centre, Lilongwe, MALAWI