GTR comprising the districts of Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Hafizabad and Sialkot has 46 towns and an un-served population of 3.1 Million. USF plans to establish an estimated 154 EBCs and 34 CBC’s in GTR.
28th August 2009
Opening of Qualification & Services Proposals:
Following five registered bidders submitted their Proposals on 12th November 2009;
Financial Bid Opening of Technically Qualified Bidders
Following bidders were declared Technically Qualified and their Financial Bids were opened on 25th November 2009. Subsidy requested by each bidder, based on 100% target, is as follows;
Proposed Subsidy (PKR) per District
Gujranwala (Excluding Gujranwala City)
Note: Lowest Bids are presented in bold. Witribe being the highest bidder in all districts was eliminated.
After the process of matching lowest subsidy and selection of targets (as per USF Broadband Bidding documents – RFA clauses 47, 48, 50 and 51), the contracts that have been signed with the three* bidders are summarized below.
Target No. of Broadband Connections
Target No. of EBCs
Target No. of CBCs
Subsidy Amount (PKR)
Contract Signed on
All 6 Districs
All 6 Districts
EBC=Educational Broadband Center CBC=Community Broadband Center
* M/s Great Bear International Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (GBIS) accepted the Letter of Intent but failed to furnish Performance Guarantee. Therefore their Bid Bond was confiscated. Targets assigned to GBIS will be offered to the remaining bidders if they accept to match the lowest subsidy bid.
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