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									                               Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
                              (A Govt. of India Enterprise)
               [ B-148 Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-1]
                                    (MMT Section)

            File No.11-8/2005-MMT(OF)                                  Dated:24.02.2006
To

       All Prospective Bidders,

Subject: Clarification for Procurement of STM-1 ADMs/STM-1 CPE ADMs Tender No.
        MM/OF/122006/000297 issued on 28.12.2005


Dear Sir,

       Kindly find herewith clarifications to the queries raised by some of the prospective bidders
in connection with the above mentioned subject tender.

       The receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.

       Thanking you,


Encl: Eighteen pages.
STM-1 – Tender clarifications for MM/OF/122005/000297 issued on 28.12.2005

Sl. Clause No.                       Description                               Clarification
No.
1   Section-II     In previous BSNL tenders, it used to be            NIT / Tender document is self-
    Clause - 2     mentioned that eligible bidder must have           explanatory.
                   supplied at least 25% of the tendered quantity
                   to one or more operators in the world. However Request is regretted.
                   in the current tender this clause does not appear
                   in the above-mentioned section. Since this
                   tender is expected to be identical / similar to
                   the previous one and it also helps BSNL weed
                   out the non serious players and leave only the
                   serious ones (those with the capability to
                   execute the bulk orders) in the fray, you are
                   requested to kindly re-introduce this clause.
                   The clause may be reworded as below.
                   The bidder/his collaborator/technology
                   provider should have supplied minimum 25%
                   of tendered quantity of same technology to be
                   offered in this tender to any telecom service
                   provider and a certificate given by the
                   competent authority be submitted along with
                   the bid. For this purpose experience of supply
                   of any of the SDH family equipment (STM-
                   1/STM-4/STM-16) will be considered.
2    Section II    As per the eligibility clause bidder should have Eligibility conditions published in
     Clause – 2    TAC/TSEC certificate either for STM-1 ADM NIT are self explanatory and the
                   or STM-1 CPE. However, tender requires both same shall prevail over clause-2
                   types of SDH equipment. Therefore you are          Section-II
                   requested to kindly confirm that eligible bidders
                   should have TAC/TSEC certificate for both
                   STM-1 ADM and STM-1 CPE.
3    Section IV    As per above mentioned clause, the bidders         Revised Clause 12(i) is at
     Clause – 12   must have obtained Type Approval Certificate annexure-II
                   from Telecommunication Engineering Centre,
                   Department of Telecommunications / TSEC
                   from Quality Assurance circle, BSNL against
                   the STM-1 equipment conforming to TEC GR
                   No. GR/SDH-04/02.MAR 2002 with
                   amendment No. 1 to 4 for STM-1 Synchronous
                   Multiplexer for Long Haul applications and
                   GR No. GR/SDH-13/01.JUL.2003 with
                   amendment No. 1 for STM-1 CPE Synchronous
                   Multiplexer for Long Haul applications.
                   However as per eligibility criteria of the tender
                   TSEC against any P.O. issued by BSNL after
                   31.3.2003 are also acceptable. In view of this,
                   we request you to kindly modify this clause in
                   line with NIT eligibility criterion / Section 2
                   instruction to bidders clause 2 eligible bidder as
                   follows.
                   The bidder should have got Type Approval
                   Certificates (TAC) from TEC New Delhi or
                   should have got technical specification
                   evaluation certificate (TSEC) from Quality
                   Assurance circle BSNL, Bangalore against TEC
                   Gr No. GR/SDH-04/02 .MAR.2002 with
                   amendment no.1 to 4 for STM-1 Synchronous
                   Multiplexer for long haul applications and GR
                   No.GR/SDH-13/01 JUL 2003 with amendment
                   no.1 for STM-1 CPE Synchronous Multiplexer
                   for long haul applications. The bidder must
                  have obtained TAC/TSEC certificate as
                  mentioned above for the same products which
                  are offered in this tender.
                  Or
                  The bidder should have obtained TAC/TSEC
                  against any PO issued by BSNL after 31.3.2003
                  for STM-1 and STM-1 CPE equipment
                  conforming to TEC GR No. GR/SDH-04/02
                  MAR 2002 with amendment no.1 to 4 for STM-
                  1 Synchronous Multiplexer for long haul
                  applications and GR No.GR/SDH-13/01 JUL
                  2003 with amendment no.1 for STM-1 CPE
                  Synchronous Multiplexer for long haul
                  applications.
4   Section IV    As per the above mentioned clause the delivery No change please.
    Clause No.    of goods shall be completed within 6 (Six)
    12.ii         months from the date of issue of Advance
                  Purchase Order (APO). You are requested to
                  kindly change the delivery schedule from the
                  date of issue of Purchase Order since the
                  intervening time is very little.
5   Section V     As per this configuration, managed STM-1          Every STM-1 ADM must be
    Requirement ADM with L1.1 optical aggregate interface,          supplied with two numbers of
    Configuration STM-1 electrical interface is required. We        L1.1 optical line aggregate
    1             understand that offered equipment should be       interfaces. STM-1 electrical
                  equipped with one STM-1 L1.1 optical              interface needs to be supplied as
                  aggregate and one STM-1 electrical aggregate per the GR wherever sought in the
                  interface along with required tributary           SOR. However, revised SOR is
                  interfaces as per item no. 1.2. Kindly confirm. attached as annexure-I.
                  Further we understand that BSNL wants to use
                  the STM-1 ADM in the ring topology which
                  would comprise of STM-1 CPE equipment also.
                  Hence all the STM-1 CPE Aggregate interface
                  only. In previous tenders, all STM-1 ADM
                  and STM-1 CPE equipment were configured
                  with STM-1 Optical Aggregate interface only.
                  Considering the BSNL’s network application
                  and the fact that all the equipment procured in
                  the past were equipped with STM-1 Optical
                  interfaces only and the distance of few Kms
                  can be bridged by STM-1 Optical interface
                  only, we request you to kindly confirm that
                  STM-1 ADM should be equipped with 2
                  STM-1 optical interfaces instead of one
                  STM-1e and one STM-1o interface.
6   Section IV    As per this clause trans/receive optical power Equipment needs to be supplied
    Clause No. 47 should be displayed on EMS and LCT. We            as per the requirements of the
                  would like to inform you that this feature is     tender & GR specifications.
                  neither part of TEC GR nor part of any of the
                  previous tenders issued by BSNL.
                  Development of this feature requires re-design
                  of the equipment which means a delay of 6-8
                  months. Further support of this feature would
                  call for a fresh TSEC testing for all the vendors
                  as this feature was neither part of the TEC GR
                  nor pat of any of the previous tender
                  (MM/OF/102004/000278 dated 11.10.2004)
                  issued by BSNL. In view of this, we request
                  you to please confirm that this feature is not
                  required in the current tender in line with the
                  TEC GR.
7   Section VI    The minimum value of the differential delay       The minimum value of
    Technical     that needs to be supported is not specified by    differential delay should be 14.2
     Specifications TEC in its GRs. However in the previous             msec.
                    tenders, BSNL has clarified that a value of 14.2
                    ms is sufficient for India. In view of this, we
                    request you to please confirm that same is
                    applicable to the current tender as well.
8    Section V      Please also note that the quantity of all the       The quantity shall remain 10Q
     Configuration optional configurations in the tender is `Q’ but only.
     No. 6          the quantity of Configuration 6 which is also
                    optional is `10Q’. We request you to please
                    confirm that the quantity of Optional
                    Configuration 6 is also Q in line with the
                    quantity of other Optional Configurations.
9    Section V      As per this configuration, managed STM-1            It is a terminal. Revised SOR is
     Configuration ADM with L1.1 optical aggregate interface,           attached as annexure-I.
     No. 6          Order wire, Power unit etc. is required. We
                    understand that offered equipment should be
                    equipped with 2 x L1.1 STM-1 optical
                    aggregate interfaces (2 ports) along with
                    required tributary interfaces as per item no. 6.2.
                    Kindly confirm. Also please confirm / clarify
                    that it is a managed STM –ADM & not
                    Terminal.
10   Section V      We understand that bidders must configure           Equipment is to be supplied as per
     Schedule of    each STM-1 ADM & STM-1 CPE equipment the tender requirements and GR.
     Requirement with 2 STM-1 optical interfaces for all the
                    configurations and each STM-1 aggregate
                    interface must be available on separate card.
                    This will ensure greater reliability / availability
                    of in BSNL network. However if both the
                    STM-1 aggregate interfaces are available on
                    the same card, failure of the card will result in
                    complete traffic failure for that particular node.
                    Hence you are requested to kindly confirm, for
                    all configurations of STM-1 ADM and CPE,
                    two aggregate STM-1 interfaces should be
                    available on two different cards.
11   Section V      As per the schedule of requirement, bidder          STM-1 CPE shall be supplied as
     Schedule of    should equip STM-1 CPE equipment with               per the equipment type II, III &
     Requirement different types of interfaces as per different         IV of STM-1 CPE GR. The cards
     Configuration configurations mentioned therein. WE                 in one configuration should be
     for STM-1      understand that BSNL wants to have only a           usable in another configuration of
     CPE            single type of STM-1 CPE box which shall be the same equipment type.
     equipment      capable of equipping all types of tributary
                    interfaces asked in the current tender for STM-1
                    CPE equipment i.e. tributary / interfaces cards
                    of one configuration of STM-1 CPE equipment
                    should be able to be used in other
                    configurations mentioned in the Schedule of
                    requirement. This will increase the flexibility
                    in the BSNL network and BSNL network will
                    be ready with IP backbone. This clause was
                    mentioned in the last BSNL tender as well at
                    the footnote of Schedule of Requirement.
                    Hence you are requested to kindly add the
                    following clause in line with last BSNL STM-1
                    tender:
12   Scheduled of You are requested to kindly confirm that              Yes please with respect to STM-1,
     Requirement bidder must offer the same equipment / chassis / ADM/Terminal.
     SOR Section subrack for any of the above configuration
     V              mentioned in the Schedule of requirement and
                    interface cards (both aggregate and tributary)
                    of one configuration must be used in all other
                    configurations as well.
13   Section IV    We understand that the bidder shall supply one Yes please.
     Clause No. 20 pair of 20 meter length patch cords with every
                   optical aggregate and tributary interface
                   including for Ethernet media converter. Kindly
                   confirm.
14   Clause No.    We understand that this is an open tender and Suggestion regretted.
     11.iii        the prices quoted by the L1 bidder as per the
     Section IV    tender conditions shall prevail and allocation
                   of quantity will be done accordingly, as such
                   purchase preference for the Central Public
                   Sector Enterprises may be dealt by the
                   application of Reserve Quota for the same. In
                   view of this, we request you to please delete
                   the clause related to the preference of Central
                   Public Sector Enterprises.
15    Eligibility  1. Please confirm that the PO specific type       Already explained at S.No.2
      Clause – 1   approval or GR specific approval must be for
      Section II   both STM-1 and STM-1 CPE. This will
                   remove any uncertainty to BSNL regarding the
                   conformance of the equipment being bid to the
                   specs of the tender. Secondly since you have
                   asked for both the products in the tender and
                   the evaluation is going to on a package basis. It
                   is important to ask for TEC/TSEC approval for
                   both the products to remove any uncertainty /
                   ambiguity.______________________________ ____________________________
                   2. Please confirm that the Type Approval
                   against the eligibility requirement should be for
                   the same technology that is being bid in this     Yes, please.
                   tender._________________________________ ____________________________
                   3.Also please confirm that the PO specific Type
                   Approvals should be against the TEC GR No.
                   GR/SDH-04/02 March 2002 with amendment No change, please.
                   no. 1 to 4 for STM-1 and GR No. GR/SDH-
                   13/01 JUL 2003 with amendment no. 1 for
                   STM-1 CPE.
16    Clause 19    Q3 and SNMP V2 are independent standards. Yes please.
      Section IV   Since TEC requires compliance to either one of
                   these standards. Please confirm that it is OK to
                   support ANY ONE of these interfaces.
17    Clause 20    As we understand, the CPE configs require a       Only 20 Mtr. Patch cords may be
      Section IV   pair of 30m length patch cords with every         supplied.
                   optical interface and the STM-1 ADM
                   requires a pair of 20m patch cords with every
                   optical interface. Please confirm.
18    Clause 21    In case the equipment uses another type of        Yes Acceptable. However as per
      Section IV   connector (LC) then please confirm that           the clause one additional set of the
                   optical patch cords with one end as LC and        patch cords are to be supplied.
                   other end as FC is acceptable.
19    Clause 38    Please confirm our understanding that the EMC The clause is self explanatory.
      Section IV   and 100 Base FX ports are required to work on
                   single mode fiber and not on single fiber.
20    Clause 40    We understand that the EMS will be directly       EMS shall be connected to the
      Section IV   connected to the same vendor’s equipment          same vendor’s equipment which
                   which will act as a gateway node. The EMS         will act as a gateway node. For
                   should then be able to access other nodes of the balance part of query, please refer
                   same vendor in the ring even if other 3rd party to GR which is self explanatory.
                   nodes are present. This will mean that either
                   E1/VC12 management is supported or DCC
                   Transparency is provided. Please confirm that
                   this is required.
21    Clause 43        1. The specs given against this clause is     1. Laptop shall be supplied as per
      Section IV            different from the one appearing in the clause no. 43 or with better
                             SOR. As the technology is rapidly           configuration.
                             changing for Laptops, please confirm        2. Floppy drive is required.
                             that the spec mentioned against the
                             Clause 43 of the Section-IV is just a
                             sample configuration and that the
                             Laptop of Indian / International brand
                             can be supplied of an equivalent / better
                             configuration.
                     2) Also the 144 MB Floppy Drive no longer
                     comes integrated in Laptops. As you have
                     already called for DVD Combo drive, please
                     confirm that Floppy Drive is not required.
22    SOR            The STM-1 Electrical Interface has been called      Revised SOR is attached at
      Section V      for in Sl.No. 1.1 of the SOR however the same       annexure-I. Further equipment is
                     is not called for in the remaining configurations   to be supplied as per GR read with
                     at Sl. Nos. 6.1, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1 and 11.1.      tender conditions.
                     Please confirm that STM-1 Electrical Interface
                     is required against all the above configurations
                     also.
23    Section V      Please confirm that STM-1 ADM is required to         No. It is STM-1 Terminal.
      Configuration be supplied against Sl. No. 6.1                       Please refer to revised SOR at
      6                                                                  annexure-I
      Sl. No. 6.1
24    Section V      Please confirm that 8 ports of 10/100 Base T        One port only. The quantity shall
      Configuration Ethernet interface would be required for each        be 10Q.
      6              ADM and that the total requirement of Ethernet
      Sl. No. 6.2    interface for this particular configuration would
                     be 80Q.
25   Clause No.      The tender has the requirement of having Type       Please refer to clarification at
     2(i)            Approval Certificate / TSEC. It is requested        point no. 2. Eligibility condition
     Instructions to that obtaining the Type Approval as per the         of NIT shall prevail over clause-2
     bidders,        clause may please be allowed within 60 days         of Section-II
     Section II      from the date of opening of Tender.
                                       OR
                     The bidders who have obtained TAC/TSEC
                     against any P.O. issued by BSNL/MTNL for
                     either STM-1 or STM-1 CPE equipment or
                     both may please be allowed to participate in the
                     tender.

                     This would enable more bidders to participate
                     in the tender who already have equipment
                     under QA testing or who have got TAC/TSEC
                     obtained against any P.O. issued by
                     BSNL/MTNL for either STM-1 or STM-1 CPE
                     equipment or both. As not many technologies
                     have Type Approval Certificate, this relaxation
                     will provide healthy competition and in turn
                     benefit BSNL.
                     We therefore propose clause No. 2 (i) Section
                     II to be modified as follows for your kind
                     consideration.

                     THE BIDDER SHOULD GET THE TYPE
                     APPROVAL CERTIFICATES (TAC) FROM
                     TEC NEW DELHI OR TECHNICAL
                     SPECIFICATION EVALUATION
                     CERTIFICATE (TSEC) FROM QUALITY
                     ASSURANCE CIRCLE, BSNL BANGALORE
                     AGAINST TEC GR NO.GR/SDH-
                     04/02.MAR.2002 WITH AMENDMENT NO.
                     1 TO 4 FOR STM-1 SYNCHRONOUS
                     MULTIPLEXER FOR LONG HAUL
                     APPLICATIONS AND GR NO. GR/SDH-
                     13/01 JUL 2003 WITH AMENDMENT NO. 1
                     FOR STM-1 CPE SYNCRONOUS
                     MULTIPLEXER FOR LONG HAUL
                     APPLICATIONS, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS
                     FROM THE DATE OF OPENING THE
                     TENDER.
                                          OR
                     THE BIDDER SHOULD HAVE OBTAINED
                     TAC/TSEC AGAINST ANY P.O. ISSUED BY
                     BSNL/MTNL FOR EITHER STM-1 OR CPE
                     EQUIPMENT OR BOTH.
26   Clause No.11    As per clause 11(i) the total number of            No change please.
     (iii) Section   technically and commercially responsive
     IV, Special     bidders are limited to three. With 10% price
     conditions of   preference given to PSEs, the other vendors
     contract        may not be able to get even short listed for
                     placement of orders, as 10% price difference is
                     huge in the extremely competitive market.
                     Hence they will not get a fair chance to
                     compete in a price sensitive market. We
                     therefore request you to kindly review this
                     condition.
27   Clause No. 15   We understand that we need to supply STM-1       Every ADM must be supplied
     & 16, Section   systems with Optical Aggregate interface of      with two optical line aggregate
     IV ( Special    L-1.1, and with a provision to add an electrical STM-1e must be provided as per
     Conditions of   Tributary interface at a later date that will    the GR specification (clause
     contract)       interoperate with other ITU-T standard           No.2.20 of Amendment 4 of GR
     SecV SOR        STM-1e tributary interfaces. Kindly confirm.     GR/SDH-04/02. MAR 2002
     and Sec VII
     Price Schedule
     Item Nos. 1.1,
     6.1,7.1,8.1,9.1,
     10.1 and 11.1
28   Clause No. 28 We understand that only a soft copy of manual Both soft and hard copies of the
     Section IV,      needs to be furnished along with the bid, and   manual needs to be supplied along
     Special          the hard copies of manuals (one set for every   with the bid. Hard copy of the
     conditions of 20 Nos.) will need to be supplied along with the manual needs to be supplied for
     contract         equipment by successful bidders only.           every 20 Nes & soft copy of
                      Please confirm.                                 manuals to be supplied for every
                                                                      20 NE
29   Clause No. 38 We understand that the EMC and 100base FX Clause 38 is self explanatory.
     Section IV,      ports are required to work on single mode fiber
     Special          and not on single fiber. Please confirm.
     Conditions of
     contract
30   Clause No. 47 While the LCT/EMS software has the above           Yes please. Optical line aggregate
     Section IV,      capability,the TEC GRs for STM-1 and STM-1 power monitoring is to be done in
     Special          CPE donot specify this feature for the optical both STM-1 ADM & STM-1 CPE
     Conditions of line cards.                                        Further, the LCT/EMS software
     contract         Do we need to provide this feature in the       should have the capability to
                      hardware of both STM-1 and STM-1 CPE,           monitor the transmit & receive
                      which is additional to the TEC GRs              optical power on the line side.
                      requirement?
                      Kindly clarify.
31   Eligibility      Please confirm that successful execution of     Yes, please.
     Clause (ii)      commercial orders from Indian Railways is
                      acceptable.
32   Eligibility      Since for supplies to Indian Railways, RDSO is No, please.
     Clause (iii)     the nodal inspecting agency, Hence kindly
                      confirm that Inspection Certificate issued by
                      RDSO will be acceptable as proof of execution
                      of commercial orders.
33   Section-IV     Section V, item 1.1 calls for managed STM-1 Please refer to revised SOR at
     Clause No.15 ADM with L-1.1 Optical aggregate Interface, Annexure-I
     & 16           STM-1 Electrical Interface, Order Wire, Power
                    Unit, Installation Material and manuals etc.
     Section V & However, STM-1 systems in the optical items
     Section VII    do not ask for electrical interface and only ask
     item no. 1.1, for managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 optical
     6.1, 7.1, 8.1, aggregate interface, order wire, power unit,
     9.1, 10.1,     installation material & manual etc.
     &11.1          Section IV, clause-15 states that each vendor
                    shall ensure direct interconnection of the STM-
                    1 optical and electrical tributary signals to other
                    suppliers equipment obtained by BSNL against
                    this tender and other tenders.
                    Further Section-IV, clause-16 states that each
                    vendor shall ensure direct interconnection of the
                    STM-1 optical aggregate and electrical tributary
                    signals between STM-1 equipments sought
                    against the two GRs. The STM-1 ADM and
                    CPE ADMs shall be capable of working in
                    linear, ring fashion and also in any
                    combination.
                    We trust that we need to supply STM-1 systems
                    with optical aggregate interfaces of L-1.1, and
                    with a provision to add an electrical tributary
                    interface at a later date that will inter operate
                    with ITU –T standard STM-1e tributary
                    interfaces. Kindly confirm.
34   Section IV     Section IV, clause 28 states that soft copy of      One soft copy and one hard copy
     Clause no.28 the operations, installations, hardware, software of the complete technical literature
                    and maintenance manuals for all the equipments needs to be furnished along with
                    (STM-1, CPE STM-1, EMS, LCT, Ethernet               the bid. One set of soft copy and
                    Adaptor/Ethernet Media Converter) shall be          hard copy of the complete
                    submitted by the bidder. The bidder shall also technical literature needs to be
                    supply operation, installation & maintenance        supplied along with every twenty
                    manuals in hard copy for every twenty NE. The ADMs ( including STM-1 ADMs
                    bid shall be considered technically not             and STM-1 CPE ADMs).
                    responsive and the bid shall be summarily
                    rejected if any of these details are not furnished
                    along with the bid document.
                    We trust we need to furnish only a soft copy
                    along with the bid, and the hard copies of
                    manuals (One set for every twenty NEs) will
                    need to be supplied along with the equipment
                    by successful bidders only.
                    Kindly confirm.

35   Section IV     Section IV, clause –47 states that the LCT/        The hardware of STM-1 ADM
     Clause no.-47 EMS software should be capable of monitoring        and STM-1 CPE ADMs must have
                    the transmit and receive optical power on line     the transmit and receive optical
                    side.                                              power monitoring facility. The
                    While the LCT/EMS software has the above           LCT and EMS software should be
                    capability, the TEC GRs og STM-1 and STM-1         capable of monitoring the same in
                    CPEs do not specify this feature for the optical   the LCT (Laptop) and EMS
                    line cards.                                        respectively
                    Do we need to provide this feature in the
                    hardware of both STM-1 and STM-1 CPE,
                    which is additional to the TECGRs
                    requirement ?
                    Kindly clarify.
36   Annexure 1     Warranty of EMS should also be limited to 18       The request is regretted.
     Section IV     months from receipt or 12 months from date of
     Clause no. 1.2 commissioning, as is the case for STM-1
                    equipment. (If EMS installation is delayed by
                    the user, supplier cannot be held responsible
                    and extend warranty on this account)
                    Kindly clarify.
37   Annexure 1     Extension of the agreement beyond 5 years      The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV     shall be negotiable and on mutually acceptable
     Clause no.     terms. Please clarify.
     1.4
38   Annexure 1    Consumables (such as batteries, floppy disks,       The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    CDs, tapes, printer ribbons, IPM, surge             However, the following
     Clause no.1.8 suppressors, cables connecting the system to        consumables shall not be covered
                   customer’s other equipment, patch cords, etc.)      under AMC :
                   that may need replacement from time to time         Batteries, floppy disks, CDs, tapes,
                   are excluded. Systems / equipments or any part      printer ribbons & patch cords.
                   of it burnt / damaged due to surge voltage,
                   lightening, accidents, exposure to corrosive
                   chemicals / gasses, mishandling or natural
                   calamities will not be covered under AMC.
                   BSNL and Supplier can separately discuss and
                   decide the restoration of such systems /
                   equipment. Please clarify.
39   Annexure 1    Supplier commitment under this contract shall       The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    be fulfilled if the supplied and fitted             AMC is limited to the equipment
     Clause        replacement part (or parts) results in the          supplied by the tenderer.
     no.1.9(i)     concerned unit of system again becoming
                   operational. Supplier’s obligation of
                   maintenance services are limited only to the
                   equipments/systems listed above and do not
                   include any obligation towards the maintenance
                   of any other attachments or accessories or
                   works external to the equipment / system such
                   as electrical work, input supply, outdoor
                   cabling and switch room faults.
                   Please clarify.
40   Annexure 1    Reports from EMS will be available as per           The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    software standard. Please clarify.
     Clause
     no.1.9(vii)
41   Annexure 1    The performance bank guarantee for AMC              The clause is self explanatory. No
     Section IV    should equal the amount of AMC charges for          change, please.
     Clause no.2.2 half year only. Also, the initial performance
                   bank guarantee submitted on receipt of APO
                   should be returned immediately on submission
                   of PBG equal to AMC charges for half year.
                   Please clarify.
42   Annexure 1    Faulty card / unit should be returned to            The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    SUPPLIER support center available in the
     Clause no.4.3 Circle or else to be sent to the national repair
                   center at BSNL’s cost. The repaired unit will
                   be returned to BSNL at supplier’s cost. Please
                   clarify.
43   Annexure 1    The turn around time shall be calculated from       The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    the date of receipt of faulty equipment / unit by
     Clause        supplier’s support center / repair center. Please
     no.4.4.2      clarify.
44   Annexure 1    System / equipment or any part of it burnt /        The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    damaged due to surge voltage, lightening,
     Clause        accidents, exposure to corrosive chemicals /
     no.4.10       gases, mishandling or natural calamities will
                   not be covered under AMC. BSNL and
                   supplier can separately discuss and decide the
                   restoration of such systems / equipment. Please
                   clarify.
45   Annexure 1    The bills for AMC of EMS and repair charges         The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    must be paid by BSNL maximum within 30
     Clause no.7.2 days of the receipt of bills. If any payment
                   remains outstanding for more than 30 days
                   from the due date, Vendor shall have the right
                   to withhold the maintenance services without
                   prejudice to all it’s other rights and remedies.
                   Please clarify.
46   Annexure 1    The performance report by the incharge of the       15 days period is too short.
     Section IV    designated repair window of the Circle shall        However it will be done within
     Clause no.7.3 have to issue the report within 15 days from        reasonable time.
                   completion of the half year period. Please add
                   this to the Clause.
47   Annexure 1    Either BSNL or Supplier at their option may         The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    terminate this contract at any time by giving to
     Clause no.7.5 the other party in writing 90 days notice of
                   their intent to do so, in case there is a serious
                   breach of contract by the other party. The pro-
                   rata advance pending with Vendor will be
                   returned to the BSNL within 30 days. Any
                   outstanding charges, if payable to Vendor, will
                   be paid by the BSNL within 30 days.
48   Annexure 1    Either BSNL or Supplier at their option may         The clause is self explanatory.
     Section IV    terminate this contract at any time by giving to
     Clause no.8.3 the other party in writing 90 days notice of
                   their intent to do so. In case there is a serious
                   breach of contract by the other party. The pro-
                   rata advance pending with Vendor will be
                   returned to the BSNL within 30 days. Any
                   outstanding charges, if payable to Vendor, will
                   be paid by the BSNL within 30 days. Please
                   clarify.
                                                                            Annexure-I
               Revised Schedule of Requirement
Sl. No.                      DESCRIPTION                            Quantity
1.0     STM-1 ADM (2 Fibre Linear/Ring Topology) (Type 5) consisting of

1.1    Managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface (2            2800
       nos.), STM-1 electrical aggregate interface (2 nos.),order Wire,
       Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.


1.2    2 Mb /s Trib Interface (63 interface per ADM)                        176400

1.3    Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                           2800
1.4    3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete                  280
       equipment from 1.1 to 1.2 including installation materials etc.)


2.0    STM-1 CPE ADM consisting of
2.1    Managed CPE ADM-1 with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate                        11200
       interface,Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.DC
       operated only

2.2    2 Mb /s Trib Interface ( 8 interface per ADM )                        89600
2.3    Wired Rack for one CPE ADM                                            11200
2.4    3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete                  1120
       equipment as mentioned in item no.2.1to 2.2 including
       installation materials etc.)


3.0    Element Management System (HW + SW)                                     40
4.0    Local Control Terminal (LCT)
4.1    LCT - Laptop (Hardware+Software) should contain STM-1                  100
       ADMs & CPE ADMs Software
4.2    LCT - Desktop (Hardware+Software) should contain STM-1                 100
       ADMs & CPE ADMs Software *

4.3    LCT - Software and associated cable accessories STM-1                  400
       ADMs
4.4    LCT - Software and associated cable accessories CPE ADMs               1000


5.0    Comprehensive Repair Charges

5.1    Comprehensive Repair Charges for the equipment/PCBs indicating all
       inclusive rates as percentage of its costs for the quantity mentioned in the 3
       Years Mtce, Spares Sets in all the STM-1 CPE and STM-1 configurations
       above
5.2    AMC charges for EMS for one year after warranty as a                    40
       percentage of the cost of the EMS
5.3    AMC charges for EMS for second year after warranty as a                 40
       percentage of the cost of the EMS
5.4    AMC charges for EMS for third year after warranty as a                  40
       percentage of the cost of the EMS


5.5    AMC charges for EMS for fourth year after warranty as a                 40
       percentage of the cost of the EMS
5.6   AMC charges for EMS for fifth year after warranty as a             40
      percentage of the cost of the EMS
      OPTIONAL ITEMS

6.0   STM-1 TM

6.1   Managed STM-1 TM with one L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface        10Q
      and one STM-1 electrical aggregate interface, Power Unit,
      Installation Material and Manuals etc.


6.2   10/100 Base T Ethernet interface ( 1 interface for TM)             10Q

6.3   100 Base Fx Interface (1 interface per TM)                         10Q

6.4   Wired Rack                                                         10Q

6.5   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete               Q
      equipment from 6.1 to 6.3 including installation materials etc.


7.0   STM-1 ADM (2 Fibre Linear/Ring Topology) (Type 5) consisting of


7.1   Managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface (2         Q
      nos.), STM-1 electrical aggregate interface (2 nos.),order Wire,
      Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.


7.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface (42 interface per ADM)                      42Q

7.3   Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                        Q
7.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
      equipment from 7.1 to 7.2 including installation materials etc.)


8.0   STM-1 ADM (2 Fibre Linear/Ring Topology) (Type 5) consisting of


8.1   Managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface (2         Q
      nos.), STM-1 electrical aggregate interface (2 nos.),order Wire,
      Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.


8.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface (21 interface per ADM)                      21Q
8.3   10/100 Base T Ethernet Interface (2 interface per ADM)              2Q

8.4   100 Base FX Interface (1 interface per ADM)                         Q

8.5   Ethernet Media Converters with 100 base FX interface ( min 10       Q
      Km reach, 230V AC) (1 interface per ADM) ##

8.6   Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                        Q
8.7   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
      equipment from 8.1 to 8.5 including installation materials etc.)

9.0   STM-1 ADM (2 Fibre Linear/Ring Topology) (Type 5) consisting of
9.1    Managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface (2         Q
       nos.), STM-1 electrical aggregate interface (2 nos.),order Wire,
       Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.

9.2    2 Mb /s Trib Interface (21 interface per ADM)                      21Q
9.3    34 Mb Trib Interface (1 interface per ADM)                          Q
9.4    Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                        Q
9.5    3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
       equipment from 9.1 to 9.3 including installation materials etc.)


10.0   STM-1 ADM (2 Fibre Linear/Ring Topology) (Type 5) consisting of


10.1   Managed STM-1 ADM with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface (2         Q
       nos.), STM-1 electrical aggregate interface (2 nos.),order Wire,
       Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.

10.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface (21 interface per ADM)                      21Q
10.3   DS3 Trib Interface (1 interface per ADM)                            Q
10.4   Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                        Q
10.5   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
       equipment from 10.1 to 10.3 including installation materials
       etc.)

11.0   STM-1Regenator(Type 5) consisting of

11.1   Managed STM-1 REG with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate interface,           Q
       Order Wire, Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.


11.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface (21 interface per ADM)                      21Q

11.3   Wired Rack for one STM-1 ADM                                        Q
11.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
       equipment from 11.1 to 11.2 including installation materials
       etc.)

12.0   STM-1 CPE ADM consisting of
12.1   Managed CPE ADM-1 with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate                      Q
       interface,Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.DC
       operated only

12.2   2 Mb/s Trib. Interface (8 interface per ADM)                       8Q
12.3   10/100 Base T Ethernet Interface (2 interface per ADM)             2Q

12.4   100 Base FX Interface (1 interface per ADM)                         Q

12.5   Ethernet Media Converters with 100 base FX interface ( min 10       Q
       Km reach, 230V AC) (1 interface per ADM) ##
12.6   Wired Rack for one CPE ADM                                          Q
12.7   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete              0.1Q
       equipment as mentioned in item no.12.1 to 12.5 including
       installation materials etc.)


13.0   STM-1 CPE ADM consisting of
13.1   Managed CPE ADM-1 with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate                        Q
       interface,Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.DC
       operated only.

13.2   DS3 Trib Interface (1 interface per ADM)                              Q
13.3   Wired Rack for one CPE ADM                                            Q
13.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete               0.1Q
       equipment as mentioned in item no.13.1& 13.2 including
       installation materials etc.)
14.0   STM-1 CPE ADM consisting of
14.1   Managed CPE ADM-1 with L-1.1 Optical Aggregate                        Q
       interface,Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.DC
       operated only.
14.2   34 Mb /s Trib Interface (1 interface per ADM)                        Q
14.3   Wired Rack for one CPE ADM-1                                         Q
14.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete               0.1Q
       equipment as mentioned in item no.14.1 & 14.2 including
       installation materials etc.)
15.0   STM-1 Terminal Multiplexer
15.1   Managed STM-1 TM with STM-1 Electrical Aggregate                     20Q
       interface, Power Unit, Installation Material and Manuals etc.
15.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface ( 63 per TM )                               1260Q
15.3   Wired Rack                                                           5Q
15.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete                2Q
       equipment from 15.1 to 15.2 including installation materials
       etc.
16.0   STM-1 Terminal Multiplexer
16.1   Managed STM-1 TM with L1.1 optical aggregate interface,               Q
       STM 1 Electrical Aggregate interface, Power unit, Installation
       Material and Manuals etc.
16.2   2 Mb /s Trib Interface ( 63 interface per TM )                       63Q

16.3   Wired Rack                                                          0.25Q

16.4   3 Years maintenance Spares Set consisting of complete               0.1Q
       equipment from 16.1 to 16.2 including installation materials
       etc.
   *   LCT Software shall be supplied alongwith the necessary cable accessories
       required for connecting the PC to the network element. No software lock shall
       be incorporated in the LCT software. The software shall be re-usable on other
       equipment in case of LCT failure.


       Laptop/Desktop: Pentium IV 2 Ghz and above / 15" LCD screen / 40 GB /256
       MB RAM /48X CD ROM drive/ 1.44 mb floppy drive /lan port/inbuilt Modem/2
       Nos USB Port/printer port/video output to LCD projecter / mouse port/ PS-2
       Keyboard port/ lincesed operating software preloaded in the laptop / recovery
       CD. The laptop shall be supplied with LCT software installed in it.
##        Ethernet media convertor shall be located in the customer permises and
          connected to 100 base FX interface of the SDH equipment through G.652
          SMS. The fast ethernet code on the EMC shall be 10/100 Base T auto sense
          port. 100 Base FX of STM-4 equipment shall also be able drive for minimum 2
          Kms on G.652 single Mode Fibre. All the ADMs / Regs. have to be supplied
          with two optical aggregates.




                                              STM-1
                                                                                     Annexure-II


     1. Section IV Clause 12 (i) is modified as given below:

        “ The bidder must supply equipment, which is type approved against the TEC GR No.
        GR/SDH-04/02 MAR 2002 with amendment 1 to 4 for Long Haul applications for STM-1
        equipment and against the TEC GR No. GR/SDH-13/01 JUL 2003 with amendment No.1 for
        STM-1 CPE for Long Haul applications read along with tender conditions”.

               The type approval certificate obtained from TEC New Delhi or the TSEC obtained
        from QA circle BSNL Bangalore shall only be acceptable against the above specification
        along with tender conditions.


        Additional Clarification :

     1. Section IV Clause 35 ( C) : As per clause 2.2 of Annexure-I, PBG needs to be submitted
        two months before expiry of the warranty, while clause 35(C ) requires three months before
        expiry of warrantee. . The clause 35(C) stands amended as per clause 2.2 of annexure-I

								
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