JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
PROJECT: INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF FIBER OPTIC NETWORK
REGION: SOUTHERN AFRICA
SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY
Africa Dark Fibre Communications Ltd (“ADFC”), an international consortium of companies in the communications sector, wishes to begin the rollout of a high-speed, high-capacity fibre optic backbone network in various countries in southern Africa. The primary purpose of the network is to assist electricity generation and distribution companies to complete a fully-integrated and interconnected fibre optic network. The envisaged network shall, at a minimum: • Leverage installed and existing fibre optic assets in conjunction with the construction of new transmission lines. • Provide sufficient capacity for the communications, management and trading requirements (“EMS”) of the electricity utilities. The resulting Internet-based EMS system shall, at a minimum: • Permit utilities to carry out all aspects of an electricity trading transactions with minimal intervention. • Facilitate electronic banking and provide full information on both the opportunities for new trades and the history of previous transactions. • Be fully compatible with existing, installed fibre optic assets as well as a “future proof” design that will be easily expandable in order to accommodate additional network partners and new products to be traded. ADFC and its partners shall commercialise the excess installed capacity using a long-haul, carrier’s carrier business model.
PHASE 1 The objective of Phase 1 of the project is to complete and interconnect the fibre optic networks of three national electricity utilities with one another as well as to the Internet cloud via a competitive high-capacity undersea cable or equivalent. Phase 1 of the Project is scheduled for completion before the end of 2008.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
ADFC seeks expressions of interest from qualified vendors, investors and operators who wish to pre-qualify for provision of the envisaged services. Interested parties may express interest in providing infrastructure, installation services, financing, operations and other associated services. No advantage will be lost or gained by expressing interest in one or all of these services.
Deadline for applications: 17h00 CAT 31 July 2007
Pre-qualification of vendors and contractors will be entirely at the discretion of ADFC. ADFC accepts no liability for any expenses incurred by vendors/contractors in applying for pre-qualification.
Pre-qualification applications are available at the address below: Africa Dark Fibre Communications Ltd Attn: Pre-Qualification Applications Ground Floor, Norfolk House, Sandton Close 2 Cnr Norwich Close & 5th Street, Sandton 2146 South Africa Email orders: email@example.com, or PCole14@gmail.com Cost for each pre-qualification application package is US$750. The package contains a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), application instructions, project objectives, detailed description of the project, including pro-forma technical and financial data. Banking Details for Payment Bank: Société Générale For further credit: Account Name: South East Asian Bank Ltd Beneficiary: AFRICA DARK FIBRE Account No: 194452 COMMUNICATIONS LTD SWIFT : SOGEUS33 Account No: 3100001692USD06 SWIFT: SEABMUMU
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT Dr Paul M. Cole, Managing Director, ADFC PCole14@gmail.com Mr Duncan Okes, ADFC Consortium Attorneys DOkes@duncanokes.co.za No Telephone Inquiries Accepted
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