The Government of Vanuatu has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications/ICT Technical Assistance Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are invited from qualified Individuals (“Consultant”) with experience and skills in the provision of technical and advisory support services in the transition of the .vu ccTLD from its current administration to the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR).
Eligible consultants (individuals) 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.