NCC Opens Bidding For Deployment Of Device Management System
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a notice calling for Qualification (RFQ) from Prospective Operators for the Deployment of a Device Management System (DMS) in Nigeria.
The deployment of the DMS is to end the menace of phone theft and to check the importation of fake mobile device into the country.
According to the RFQ, the NCC invited interested firms and/or consortium of firms to participate in the qualification process for the selection of a Private Sector Operator through a Competitive Bidding process for the “Deployment of a Device Management System”.
The RFQ stated that the Commission expects the selected Private Partner to Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Maintain and Manage the DMS based on Tenure, Terms and Conditions to be set out in the PPP Agreement.
The NCC disclosed that the DMS project has been certified by the ICRC for preparation and procurement as a PPP, through a competitive bidding process via the Solicited PPP Procurement route adding that the project is in line with the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA), 2003 and the ICRC Act 2005.
Part of the qualification for the selection stated that an interested company must show evidence of financial capacity, in support of the company or consortium’s ability to undertake the Deployment of the Device Management System solution.
According to the RFQ, the company must have witnnual turnover of at least N5 billion or equivalent, over a period of at least three years as evidence of adequate financial resources to finance projects.
Also interested applicants must have a minimum net worth of at least N5 billion or its equivalent as shareholder’s equity.
The qualification also include experience and expertise of key personnel as illustrated by profile of key management staff with relevant experience working on similar projects and at least ten years in the relevant industry.