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									                           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




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        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

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