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
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
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.