Malawi moves to install Lilongwe fibre network

The government of Malawi has put out a tender for the supply, installation, configuration, integration and testing of two fibre-optic cables linking government establishments in the capital, Lilongwe.

The initiative is part of the World Bank-funded Financial Management, Transparency and Accountability Project (FIMTAP)

The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), which is the
implementing agency for FIMTAP, says bidding is open to entities from
eligible source countries as defined in the World Bank’s guidelines.

"The minimum qualification criteria for the bidders include previous
experience in fibre-optic installation and financial capacity," says
the chief secretary to the OPC, Bright Msaka, who adds that completed
bid documents must be submitted by December 4.

In a related development, the OPC is inviting bids for the supply,
installation and commissioning of standby generators at government

The project, which is also part of the FIMTAP, comprises two lots, with
the first entailing the supply, installation and commissioning of
180-KVA standby generators and 30-KV A uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) units.

The second involves the supply, installation and commissioning of 65-KVA standby generators and 30-KV A UPS units.

Msaka says bidders must provide documentary evidence that they have
executed at least three similar contracts in the last three years, and
evidence that they have the experience and technical capacity to carry
out the contract.

"The bidders are also expected to produce technical catalogues
outlining specifications demonstrating that the goods to be supplied
comply with minimum specifications, and a manufacturer’s authorisation
form, if the bidder is not the manufacturer of the items proposed to be
supplied," says Msaka.

The deadline for the submission of bids is December 5.

Msaka says the Malawi government is also inviting bids for the supply
and delivery of five diesel-engine vehicles, comprising three twincabs
with detachable metal canopies, one station wagon and one 30-seater

He says the deadline for the submission of bids is December 4, 2008 .–Creamer Media Engeneering News

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