Potraz to construct 100 base station in rural areas

By Staff Writer | 25 Aug 2019 at 23:01hrs
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe invites expressions of interest from qualified companies for the 'designing, construction and commissioning of shared telecommunications towers and related passive infrastructure'.

In pursuit of its mandate under the Universal Services Fund (USF), POTRAZ intends to extend rural coverage by constructing hundred (100) base stations in uncovered rural and remote areas in Zimbabwe.

The base station passive infrastructure should accommodate the existing three (3) mobile network operators and provide spare capacity for additional operators.

A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued following a review of the Expressions of Interest (Eol) received.

Interested parties that demonstrate requisite capability and alignment with the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe's requirements will be invited to submit proposals for the project.

The project is planned to be implemented as a turnkey vendor financed Build and Transfer (BT) Joint Venture agreement. The supplier undertakes the financing and construction of the project and after its completion hands it over to POTRAZ.

POTRAZ reimburses the total project investment, on the basis of an agreed schedule. The closing date and time for submission of expressions of interest is 20 September 2019 at 1000hrs.

Interested parties can collect the Request for Expression of Interest from any one of the following sources:

a. By sending a request through email to: procurementepotraz.gov.zw  

b. By downloading from the POTRAZ website: http://www.potraz.gov.zw.

Please note that bidders who download the E01 document from the POTRAZ website are required to send their contact details toprocurementepotraz.gov.zwto enable the Authority to contact them with any clarification that may be sent through to all bidders.

c. By collecting physically from POTRAZ at: Postal &Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) 1008 Performance Close Mount Pleasant Business Park P. O. Box MP843 Harare ZIMBABWE