Premier Switch Solutions S.C. (PSS) invites sealed bid from reputed vendors for Supply of license and support renewal for Unified Threat Management (UTM) system



  • Category : Purchases
  • Posted Date : 01/18/2022
  • Phone Number : 0115570581
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 02/03/2022


Local Competitive Bid (LCB)

Supply and Renewal of Enterprise UTM License

Bid Number: PSS/UTM/001/2022

Premier Switch Solutions S.C. (PSS) is a consortium owned by six private banks i.e., Awash Bank, Nib International Bank, United Bank, Berhan Bank, Addis International Bank, and Cooperative Bank of Oromia. It was established in 2009 by the visionary banks to save the high investment cost of the modern payment platform and deliver electronic payment services to financial institutions with a shared system.

PSS invites sealed bid from reputed vendors for Supply of license and support renewal for Unified Threat Management (UTM) system (forigate firewall, fortimanager and fortianalyzer).

Eligible firms which fulfil the following requirements are invited to participate in this bid and submit their proposal. The bid document can be obtained from PSS’s Head Office, Awash Insurance Building, Awash Towers, 7th Floor, during Office hours, Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and on Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Birr 100.00 (Two hundred).

  1. All interested bidders are expected to fulfill the requirements stated below:
    • Availability of bid security;
    • Availability of letter of authorization to sign the bid offers;
    • Renewed trade license for the year 2014.
  1. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of birr 100,000.00 (Birr One Hundred Thousand).
    • The bid bond shall be furnished in one of the following forms: –
  2. Certified Cheque /CPO issued by a recognized domestic bank or
  3. Unconditional bank guarantee
  4. The bid document will be sold starting from January 20, 2022 and the bid proposal will be received at PSS’s Head Office, until February 03, 2022. Sealed bids should be submitted marked as: “PSS/UTM/001/2022 for Premier Switch Solutions S.C” and be addressed to:

                              Admin & Finance Department     

                              Premier Switch Solutions S.C.,

                           7th Floor, Awash Insurance Building, Awash Towers,

                           Ras Abebe Aregay Road,

                           Tel.: +251(0)11 557 0581 or +251(0)11 557 0542 or +251(0)11 557 0716

                           Fax: 251(0)115570672 P.O. Box 14805, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  1. Bid proposals received after the closing time will be automatically rejected and shall be returned unopened to the bidder.
  2. Bids received in time and fulfilling the other formalities shall be opened in the presence of interested bidders or their legal representatives on January 25, 2022 at 2:30 P.M at the Meeting Room of PSS.
  3. It is possible to obtain further information by calling Tel.: +251(0)11 557 0542 or +251(0)11 557 0716.
  4. PSS reserves the right to reject all or parts of this bid.