DoT floats tender for installation of Mobile Towers in uncovered villages, along national highways in ANI

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Port Blair
6 Jun 2018

Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Govt. of India, has floated tenders for installation of 214 Mobile Towers for providing 2G and 4G services in identified uncovered villages and seamless mobile coverage along National Highways in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI). As per the tender document, the Mobile Towers be will installed in 172 uncovered villages and 42 along the National Highway in these islands.
The project is supported by Universal Service Obligation Fund and fund will be provided to the successful bidder based on Representative Rates (RR) arrived through a two-stage e-bidding process with reverse auction in second stage, as per the specified financial terms and conditions. The Representative Rate (RR) of subsidy support i.e. market discovered subsidy as the outcome of this tender process, would be provided in two parts. The first part, 50 % would be payable upfront on commissioning of tower and provision of mobile services from an infrastructure site and second part of the remaining subsidy shall be payable in 20 equated quarterly instalments.
The successful bidder will be responsible to set up (i.e. Supply, Install, Test, Commission), Operate, Maintain and Manage the respective infrastructure sites required for effective provision of mobile coverage in the identified uncovered village and along National Highways and provide mobile services for the period as per the terms and conditions laid down in the agreement to be signed between USOF and successful bidder. Tender Documents will be available in public domain at USOF/TCIL websites and can be downloaded free of cost. Last date for submission of tender is July 24, 2018.