The Government of Vanuatu has received financing from the Government of Australia through its Governance for Growth Program towards the cost of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Technical Assistance Program, and intends to use for its related consultant services. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are invited from qualified Individuals (“Consultant”) or Firms with experience and skills in the provision of Telecommunications and Broadcasting technical and advisory support services to the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR).
Eligible consultants or Firms are to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. from firms and CV from individual consultants. Consultants may associate in the form of a joint venture or sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. In case of a Joint Venture (JV), all members of the JV will be evaluated jointly for the purpose of short listing and shall be jointly and severally liable for the assignment and shall sign the contract jointly in case of award is made to that JV group. Interested consultants should clearly indicate the structure of their “association” and the duties of their partners and sub consultants in their application. Unclear expressions of interests in terms of “in association with” and/or “in affiliation with” and etc. without indicating the status of the partnership and designation of the lead partner may not be considered for short listing.
The Quality of Service (QoS) of a network is a general measure of a network’s performance based on international standards. Vanuatu is among the developing countries in the world and is in need of in-depth expertise in carrying out this QoS benchmarking exercise.
The office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) has now moved on to the next phase of the QoS benchmarking.
After consultation with stakeholders, operators and general public, TRBR has decided to contract an independent vendor to carry out this benchmarking exercise. TRBR now seeks to find an independent vendor for this. The vendor is expected to provide a clear and concise proposal of how it will be able to carry out the scope of work provided on the Terms of Reference paper.
Submission of expressions of Interest is due before 4:00pm on the 12th of April 2019.