Safaricom plans to engage reputable suppliers for the provision of Fiber Rollout Services.

Overview

  • Category : Network Installation & Troubleshooting Service
  • Posted Date : 03/30/2022
  • E-mail : bids@safaricom.et
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 04/08/2022

Description

ROLLOUT SERVICES

INTRODUCTION

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC will be building sites and facilities across various regions in the country. Fiber connectivity is a critical component in the provision of its services. Safaricom plans to engage reputable suppliers for the provision of Fiber Rollout Services. The intention is to engage the suppliers in the rollout of Safaricom’s metro, last- mile links, and FIBER TO ThE (home, office, business etc…) . Safaricom is therefore soliciting for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested qualified providers who will be engaged on a fixed-term contract. The scope of the service offering will be:

  1. Survey
  2. Design
  3. Acquisition
  4. Construction (civil works and equipment/

materials installation and commissioning).

This EOI intends to identify suppliers that can demonstrate sufficient capability to provide these services in the best possible way and in a manner that enables Safaricom to meet its expectations. The identified suppliers will be invited for a competitive tendering process from which the suppliers to be engaged will be identified.

Safaricom is therefore soliciting Expressions of Interest from interested companies clearly showing the following:

  • Countries where the company provides the services.
  • List of clients where the services have been offered in the past five years with reference contact details.
  • Current list of where there are ongoing projects.
  • The company’s annual capacity in kilometres to build fiber.
  • Three years audited accounts.
  • Statutory Authority approval documents that are required for the provision of these services e.g., CWRA, ECA certificates etc.
  • Any additional information that supports your capabilities in this scope.

EOI REQUIREMENTS

Interested and  capable service providers who  have the  relevant authorizations, certifications, qualified manpower, and overall capability are requested to submit their Expressions of Interest by providing a complete set of information and documents listed below:

Legal company registration in  Ethiopia. Provide evidence of  such registration including Registration certificates, Business Licenses, TIN Certificate, Memorandum of Association, etc.

  1. Registration with relevant authorities to provide such services, and proof that you have the necessary regulatory approvals to provide these services  in Ethiopia. Attach the certificates separately.
  2. State the years of experience as a provider of these services
  3. State countries where the company provides the services.
  4. List of clients where the services have been offered in the past

five years with reference contact details.

  1. Current list of where there are ongoing projects.
  2. State your company’s annual capacity in kilometres to build Fiber in Ethiopia.
  3. Three years audited accounts.
  4. State if you intend to submit this bid as a joint venture/consortium or any other joint format. Attach necessary attachments.
  5. Any additional information that supports your capabilities in this scope.

NB: All attachments to be in separate zipped folders.

For item 5, attach a separate document with the details in the format below:

Country  

Name of Client

 

Year

 

Name of project

Brief description of deliverables/ project scope Number of kilometers Supporting Documentation e.g., LPO(s), contract(s) excerpts Additional comments

SUbMISSION OF RESPONSES

Interested suppliers should submit their responses via e-mail to the following email addresses:  bids@safaricom.et no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, 8th April 2022 (GMT+3).

All submissions to email should be less than 20Mb, and if larger should be shared on a google drive link.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The title of your submission should be “EOI: Fiber ROLLOUT SERVICES – COMPANY NAME.” For example, if your company name is XYZFiber Limited, your submission’s email title will be “EOI: Fiber ROLLOUT SERVICES – XYZFiber LIMITED.”
  2. Ensure you share your response in excel format with text responses only and a guide to the title of the supporting attachment/s.
  3. The attachments should be submitted in folders properly labelled as per the index listed above. You will have folders A to J as listed above.

NEXT STEPS:

Review of submitted Expressions of Interest.

  • Prequalification of shortlisted suppliers.
  • Issuing of tender to prequalified suppliers.
  • Award to successful bidder/s.

NOTE:

  • Only the suppliers who meet our minimum requirements will be considered.
  • No prices should be provided with this EOI.
  • Safaricom reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to select or reject, either in totality or partially, any or all proposals made in the context of this EOI. Any such decisions made will be final and there won’t be further correspondence other than for the purpose of informing the bidder of the outcome of the process.
  • Any costs associated with the preparation and submission of the response to the EOI shall be borne by the EOI respondent.

NOTE:

Safaricom Ethiopia reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to select or reject, either in totality or partially, any or all proposals made in the context of this EOI. Any such decisions made will be final and no correspondence will be engaged into, other than for informing the bidders of the outcome of the process. Safaricom Ethiopia and its authorized representatives are hereby authorized to conduct any inquiries or investigations to verify the documents and information submitted in connection with this application.