The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office), through the GAA 2015 Continuing Appropriations – Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project (“Project”) intends to apply the sum of Pesos: Thirty Six Million Sixty Eight Thousand Five Hundred Forty Four (PhP36,068,544.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Site IP Transport Services Phase 1C (IPTS). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall automatically rejected at bid opening.

Contract Name Approved Budget for the Contract (PhP) Cost of bidding documents (PhP) Bid Submission Bid Opening
SITE IP TRANSPORT SERVICES PHASE 1C (IPTS) (BAC4FREEWIFI-2016-02-004 36,068,544.00 25,000.00*

21 March
2016
12 Noon

21 March
2016
3 PM

* Bidding documents may be purchased per lot please refer to the bidding documents. Bidder may bid for one, some and all lots. Separate bid security for each lot being bid.

The ICT Office now invites bids for the Procurement of Site IP Transport Services Phase 1C (IPTS). This bid is composed of twenty three (23) lots for IP or IPVPN connectivity services, the “Services” shall connect the Project’s five hundred sixty eight (568) Site Access Services to a specified termination point for each lot, where a termination point shall be a Point of Presence (PoP), Municipality Point of Presence (mPoP) Service or the IP Core Service, all of which are to be provisioned by the System Management & Access (SMA) Service.

A SERVICE shall be made fully available within 60 calendar days wherever the necessary connectivity will already be available at the time of the Notice to Proceed (NTP) issuance, or, 60 calendar days any time after the NTP from when the necessary connectivity becomes available; from the Notice-To-Proceed (NTP) as provided for in Annex A2. A SERVICE that provides connectivity to several site access services shall be allowed to activate the individual services independent of one

Bidders should have completed, within the last three (3) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”.

Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorship, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138.

A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders starting 29 February 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, except holidays upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the bidding  documents in the amount stated above at the ICT Office’s Cashier Section. It  may also download free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of ICT Office, provided that Bidders shall pay the non-refundable fee for the Bidding Document stated above not later than the submission of bids.

The ICT Office BAC4FreeWiFi has scheduled the following activities for the said Project:

Pre-bid Conference Deadline for Submission and Receipt of Bids Bid Opening

09 March 2016,

(Wed), 2:00 PM

21 March 2016,

(Mon), 12:00 Noon

21 March 2016,

(Mon), 2:00 PM

Venue: Seminar Room, ICT Office Building, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Venue: AVR Room, ICT Office Building, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Venue: AVR Room, ICT Office Building, Carlos

P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

The ICT Office Bids and Awards Committee will hold a Pre-bid Conference on the above stated date, which shall be open to all interested bidders who purchased the bidding documents.

ICT Office reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all Bids at any time prior to contract award, and makes no assurance that contract shall be entered into as a result of this invitation, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders.

To download this bidding document, click on the link below:

Invitation to Bid – Procurement of Site IP Transport Services Phase 1C (IPTS)

For further information, please contact:

ROSA PILIPINAS M. MENDOZA
Lower Ground Floor, ICTO Building,
C. P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Telefax No.: 9286071
Email: [email protected] Web: www.icto.dost.gov.ph