"INVITATION FOR BIDS"
INVITATION FOR BIDS TANZANIA: TAX MODERNIZATION PROGRAM – CREDIT No. 4190 – TA INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF HARDWARE AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE AUDITING TEAM [IFB NO. TMP/PG/30/06] 1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. 689 of 31st October 2006. 2. The United Republic of Tanzania has received funds from Development Partners toward the cost of Tax Modernization Program, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this fund to payments under the contract for the supply of Hardware and Equipment for the Auditing Team. 3. The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Hardware and Equipment as follows: S/N Description of Goods Physical unit Quantity 1.0 Laptop Computers Each 20 2.0 Personal computers Each 4 3.0 Uninterruptible Power supply Each 4 4.0 Colour Printers Each 4 5.0 Team Mate Software license Upgrade Each 10 The above items constitute ONE LOT and bidders shall quote for all items. Bids not quoting all items and quantities will be considered non – responsive for the respective lot and rejected. 4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedure specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines. 5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Tanzania Revenue Authority and inspect the bidding documents at the Address (1) given below from 08.00 to 17.00 hours (Monday to Friday) exclusive of public holidays. 6. Qualifications requirements include among others, the following: a) Bidders must submit copies of certified bank statement covering the period of 12 months ending one month before deadline for the submission of bids b) Bidders must provide audited financial reports of the last three years 1 c) The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s): i). the bidder or his authorized local agent shall have at least 3 (three) years of experience in the supply of Computer Hardware and Equipment together with adequate and proven after sale Technical Support facilities in Tanzania ii). If at the time of bidding, the Bidder does not have adequate and proven after sale Technical support, then the Bidder shall submit his plans for setting up such facilities in Tanzania in the event of award of contract, and as to how he proposes to carryout testing and provide after sale technical support services until such facilities are set up in Tanzania by the Bidder A margin of preference for eligible national contractors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the bidding documents. 7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the to the Address (1) below and upon payment of a non – refundable fee of T. Shs. 50,000/- (Tanzania shillings fifty thousand only) or in US $ 50 (United States Dollars fifty only). The method of payment will be by banker’s cheque, banker’s draft or cash to Tanzania Revenue Authority. The bidding documents will be sent by airmail or courier for overseas delivery and surface mail or courier for local delivery. Tanzania Revenue Authority will not be held responsible and accountable for any delays or non-receipt of the bidding documents. Any authorized person may collect bidding documents from the Address (1) given below. 8. Bids must be delivered to the Address (1) below at or before 10.00 hours local time on Thursday, July 12th 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the Address (2) below at 10.00 hours local time on Thursday, July 12th 2007. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than two (2) percentage of Bid Price or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. 9. The addresses referred to above are: Address (1) Address (2) Secretary to TRA Tender Committee, Board Room, Tanzania Revenue Authority Tanzania Revenue Authority, TRA Headquarters, TRA Headquarters, Room No. G 15, Ground Floor, Third Floor, Sokoine Drive, Sokoine Drive, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 2119591/4 Fax: +255 22 2128594 COMMISSIONER GENERAL TANZANIA REVENUE AUTHORITY P.O. BOX 11491 DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA 2