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					                        SUB : Clarifications with respect to the tender for procurement of 64K SIM cards
                                REF : TE No. CA/CM/64K SIM/T-407/2011-12, DTD. 16.09.2011
                                                                                                                                                             Reply from BSNL
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S.No.    Section        Clause           Brief Description of Clause                                       Comments of Bidder
                                                                               No. in Bid
                                                                                                                                                      Please read the clause as "In
                                                                                                                                                      order to enable the Purchaser to
                                    In order to enable the Purchaser to
                                                                                                                                                      assess the provenness of the
                                    assess the provenness of the 24F
                                                                                            Please clarify what is meant by 24F OFC in                item/stores offered, the bidder
 1      Sec-4 Part A      10.3      OFC offered, the bidder shall provide         15
                                                                                            respect to the SIM cards.                                 shall    provide       documentary
                                    documentary evidence regarding the
                                                                                                                                                      evidence          regarding    the
                                    OFC being offered by him.
                                                                                                                                                      item/stores being offered by
                                                                                            This clause is in contradiction to the Section-1          Section-1 clause 4 (v) shall
                                                                                            Clause 4(v) Eligibility Criteria, wherein it is           prevail.Eligibility criteria shall
                                                                                            specifically mentioned that the product should be         remain unchanged. The clause
                                                                                            either TSEC approved                                      is clear & may be read along
                                    The offered product has to be type
 2      Sec-4 Part A      10.4                                                    15         OR                                                       with Clause 15 of Section 5 Part
                                                                                            should have applied/offered for typr approval             B.
                                                                                            and the acknowledgement from QA regarding
                                                                                            offer of 64K SIM cards for TSEC maybe
                                                                                                                                                      Yes please
                                    A list giving full particulars including
                                    available sources and current prices
                                    of all spare parts, special tools, etc.,
                                    necessary for the proper and                            As per our understanding, this clause should not
 3      Sec-4 Part A    11.2 (b)                                                  15
                                    continuous functioning of the goods                     be applicable for SIM card.
                                    for a period of three years following
                                    commencement of use of the goods
                                    by the purchaser, and
                                                                                                                                                      EMD Bid Security, Tender Fee,
                                   To obviate any possibility of doubt
                                                                                                                                                      and Power of Attorney are to be
                                   and dispute and maintain veracity of                     As per clause 6 Section-4 Part B, it is mentioned
                                                                                                                                                      submiited offline in original
                                   the documents / papers / certificates,                   to submit offline : EMD Bid Security, Tender Fee,
                                                                                                                                                      please as per Clause -6 of
                                   the documents conforming to                              and Power of Attorney only.
                                                                                                                                                      Section 4 Part B.
                                   eligibility part will be submitted by the                Whereas the referred clause ask for submission
 4      Sec-4 Part A   35 (para 3)                                                26
                                   participant bidder duly authenticated                    for all the relevant documents conforming to
                                   by the authorized signatory along with                   eligibility as per clause 31 (VII) of Section 4 Part A.
                                   EMBG (bid security) of requisite                         Please categorically specify the documents need
                                   amount and will be checked at the                        to be submitted offline.
                                   time of tender opening.
                                                                                            Clarifications seeked in accordance to Sl. No. 4               -do-
 5      Sec-4 Part B        6       Offline Submissions                           29
                                                                                                                                         Change not acceptable please

                                                                                  As per our experience, we had found that its quite
                                 The performance security Bond will               impractical to collect the NOC/TOC from each
                                 be                                               circle individually for product like SIM Card.
                                 discharged by the Purchaser after                Moreover, the BG itself covers the time which is
6    Sec-5 Part A       4.4      completion of the supplier’s              33     beyond the warranty period (Warranty time is 12
                                 performance                                      months, while PBG is required for 36 months).
                                  obligations including any warranty              Hence, we kindly request you to fix the timelines
                                 obligations under the contract.                  for the release of the PBG or it should be released
                                                                                  on its completion without any want of NOC/TOC.

                                                                                                                                         Clause    is   clear   &   self
                                 No training required. The bidder shall           The SIM Card does not require any installation or      explanatory.
                                 provide installation, maintenance and            maintenance and hence the clause has no
7    Sec-5 Part A       7.1      special precaution manual/ document       35
                                                                                  relevance with respect to the tendered item.
                                 to each ultimate consignee free of               Hence, it should not be applicable.
                                 cost where required.
                                                                                  In line to the tendered item there are no such         Clause    is   clear   &   self
                                                                                  incidental services applicable to SIM cards, hence     explanatory.
8               8                 Incidental Services
     Sec-5 Part A (8.1(a) to 8.1(c)                                        35
                                                                                  the clause & sub-clause have no
                                                                                  relevance.Hence, it should not be applicable.
                                                                                  Please confirm the validity period of such             Clause is clear. Change not
                                                                                  additional BG and it is also requested to              acceptable
                                                                                  incorporate that such additional BG shall be
9    Sec-5 Part A 15.3 (i to iii) Delays in Supplier Perfcormance         38-39
                                                                                  released within 3 months from the date of
                                                                                  successful execution of supplies within the
                                                                                  extended delivery period.
                                                                                                                                         No change in the clause.
                                                                                  The clause is ambiguous and does not specify the
                                                                                  requisite content of proposed undertaking or the
                                                                                  format of the proposed agreement.
                                                                                  Without knowing/acknowledging the contents of
                                                                                  the proposed undertaking or agreement, it will be
10   Sec-5 Part B       24       Security Guidelines                       49     difficult for any prospective bidder to submit a
                                                                                  compliance to the same.
                                                                                  It is therefore requested to clarify and publish the
                                                                                  proposed undertaking or agreement to enable the
                                                                                  prospective bidder to submit the compliance or to
                                                                                  seek necessary clarifications, if any.

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