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Provision and Commissioning of Core ICT Infrastructure & Security Enhancement Project

14 July 2016

Invitation to Bid

ITB No. ZRA/ICT/07/2016: Provision and Commissioning of Core ICT Infrastructure & Security Enhancement Project

  1. The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has set aside funds to finance various operations during the 2016 financial year. It is intended that part of the proceeds of the funds will be used to cover eligible payments for the information and communication technology infrastructure and security enhancement project.   
  2. ZRA is a corporate body jointly and equally owned by the Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe and is mandated with the management of the Kariba Dam Complex and the stretch of the Zambezi River (from Kazungula to Kanyemba) forming a common border between  the two Contracting States.
  3. ZRA now invites sealed bids from registered companies in Zambia and Zimbabwe with specific experience to bid for the provision and including commissioning of the following by Lots; 

Lot No.

Description

Location

Lot 1

Core network optimisation and security enhancement: WAN optimization and acceleration; datacenter router/voice gateways, web security gateway and next-generation firewall.

Harare, Lusaka, Kariba

Lot 2

Unified communications system; switchboard, unified voicemail, telephony management system and telepresence video conferencing units.

Harare, Lusaka, Kariba

Lot 3

E-mail security gateway and continuity solution for a period of 36 months: E-mail continuity, e-mail security, email archiving and e-mail branding, antivirus and anti-spam facilities and content examination functions.

Lusaka

Lot 4

Integrated data centres: fire detection system, access control, security and environmental, ups power distribution system, precision (row based) air conditioning (pac), racks and accessories.

Lusaka, Kariba

4.    Inspection and Buying of the Tender Document

Interested bidders may inspect and obtain the bid document at the following Procurement Offices;

Lusaka: Zambezi River Authority, 4th Floor, Kariba House, 32 Cha Cha Cha Road, Lusaka, Zambia. Telephone numbers +263 211 227970/3.

Harare: Zambezi River Authority, 4th Floor, Club Chambers, Cnr Nelson Mandela/3rd Street, Harare, Zimbabwe. Telephone numbers +263 4 704031-4

The bid document is also available for inspection on the ZRA website: www.zaraho.org.zm

Interested bidders shall buy the bid document at a non-refundable fee of ZMW200 cash or US$20. Proof of purchase of tender document shall be required with the bid.

5.    Site Visit and Pre-Bid Conference

There will be two separate site visits and pre-bid conferences. Interested bidders shall attend at least one of them. A certificate will be issued for the same.

Lusaka: Zambezi River Authority, Kariba House, 5th Floor Boardroom, 32 Cha Cha   Cha Road, Lusaka, Zambia. Date:  21 July 2016; Time: 1000hrs.

Harare: Zambezi River Authority, 4th Floor Boardroom, Club Chambers, Cnr Nelson Mandela/3rd Street, Harare, Zimbabwe.  Date:  22 July 2016; Time: 1000hrs.

6.    Submission of bids

Bidders shall submit their bids, one (1) original and three (3) copies in one sealed envelope clearly marked “Tender No. ZRA/ICT/07/2016”.  Attach to your submission, the cash receipt as proof of payment.

The Bids shall be deposited in the TENDER BOX at;

Lusaka: Zambezi River Authority, Kariba House, 5th Floor, Registry Office, 32 Cha Cha Cha Road, Lusaka, Zambia onor before 4th August 2016, 1430hrs or;
Harare: Zambezi River Authority, 4th Floor Club Chambers, Cnr Nelson Mandela/3rd Street, Harare, Zimbabwe onor before 4th August 2016, 1430hrs.Telegraphic and /or electronic bids shall not be accepted and bids received after the deadline stipulated above shall not be accepted.

Langton Pfaira

Procurement Manager
For/CHIEF EXECUTIVE