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									                                                  Replies (Vol. II) to Queries to Special Conditions and Commercial Conditions
                                               of the Tender No. MM/TX/092007/000339 Issued on 05.09.2007        ( ANNEXURE-A)
Name of Section Clause                       Description of Clause                                    Query                                                 Reply
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Bid Doc Section- 2.1.3.1 The supplies for the equipment in Phase-II can be              As per this clause in Phase II                  Due to indegenisation no separate quote is
        IV Part-II       made only after manufacturing of hardware and / or             Hardware/Software of any one core               required for indegeneuos items in Phase-II ,
                         Software of at least one core item has been started by         component needs to be manufactured in           however price will not be higher than the
                         the bidder company.                                            India. Please clarify that for Phase II local   quote for imported one inclusive of all taxes.
                                                                                        Manufacturing whether bidder has to
                                                                                        provide a separate quote under
                                                                                        indegeneous items?
         Section- 2.7        The Bidder shall be required to quote for the supply of    Through this clause we understand BSNL          Two technologies will be considered to be
         IV Part-II          necessary hardware and software for IP TAX                 wish to procure NGN solutions of two            the same if the manufacturer of Softswitches
                             equipment for a total capacity of 4868 Kilo Circuits       different technologies (L1 & L2) so as to       and Trunk Media Gateways in two separate
                             (DS0s) to be deployed in BSNL network as defined in        reduce dependency on one technology. In         bids is same. In case the two bids are found
                             the Scope of Project and Schedule of Requirement in        order to achieve this it is requested that      to be of the same technology, the purchaser
                             this document. Only one bid for each technology will       NMS shall be excluded from the list of core     reserves the right to reject both the bids.
                             be accepted. Two technologies will be considered to        equipment for the purpose of this clause
                             be the same if all the core equipments are of same         only as it is easily possible for an OEM /
                             make and model.                                            Bidder to quote same NMS as two different
                                                                                        makes / Models in its L1 & L2 bid. Thus we
                                                                                        request you to revised the clause as
                                                                                        “The Bidder shall be required to quote for
                                                                                        the supply of necessary hardware and
                                                                                        software for IP TAX equipment for a total
                                                                                        capacity of 4868 Kilo Circuit (DS0s) to be
                                                                                        deployed in BSNL Network as defined in the
                                                                                        scope of Project and Schedule of
                                                                                        Requirement in this document. Only one bid
                                                                                        for each technology will be accepted. Two
                                                                                        technologies will be considered to be the
                                                                                        same if Softswitches, Signalling Gateways
                                                                                        and Trunk Media Gateways are of same
                                                                                        make and model.”

Bid Doc Section- 2.7.3       The bidder has to provide a list of all spares that        Please specify the requirement of spares        As mentioned in the Clause, the bidder has
        IV Part-II           would be required based upon the MTBF and MTTR             quantity, if is based on MTBF and MTTR          to provide a unified list of all spares. Quoting
                             figures. If later on any spares are required which is      figures, how many years the spare provided      Maintenance Spares per site is not required.
                             not included in this list, the same would have to be       should supply for?                              Accordingly, 'S. No.' 'J' in High Level Bill of
                             supplied free of cost to the purchaser. The bids will be                                                   Material should be read as deleted and a
                             uniformly loaded by 5% of the arithmetically corrected                                                     new 'S. No.' 'V' with 'Item Description' as
                             bid value towards the requirement of spares.                                                               'List of Maintenance Spares' is to be inserted
                                                                                                                                        at the end of the High Level Bill of Material
                                                                                                                                        for the purpose of bidding.



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                                                Replies (Vol. II) to Queries to Special Conditions and Commercial Conditions
                                             of the Tender No. MM/TX/092007/000339 Issued on 05.09.2007        ( ANNEXURE-A)
Name of Section Clause                     Description of Clause                                    Query                                              Reply
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        Section- 2.11   a) The L-1 and L-2 bidders shall make equipment           i) There are two TEC GR's availaible for         i) & ii) Please refer to List of Specifications
        IV Part-II      physically available as per validation configuration      NMS. One is NETWORK MANAGEMENT                   given in Section VI of Bid Document.
                        specified in the Model Technical Specifications for the   SYSTEM (NMS) FOR IP BASED TAX                    iii) to vi) The clause is clear.
                        purpose of validation after issuance of PO-1 (supply of   NETWORK, No. GR/NMS-01/01 JULY 2003              The clause is clear. However, it is clarified
                        equipment for validation purpose) by the purchaser        and the other is No. D/NMS-02/01 FEB             that EMS shall provide open northbound
                        and acceptance of the same by the bidder and              2005. Our assumption is that we need to          interfaces such as TMF 8.14 (version 3.0)
                        tendering of 5% PBG. The L-1 bidder will be required      refer to the 2005 GR. Kindly Confirm.            CORBA, XML, SNMP v2 upgradeable to
                        to provide complete EMS and NMS solution, whereas         ii) There are two TEC GR's availaible for        SNMP v3, Transaction Language 1 (TL1)
                        the L-2 bidder will be required to provide EMS solution   NMS. One is NETWORK MANAGEMENT                   etc. for seamless inter working with other
                        only. EMS for Network Elements will support               SYSTEM (NMS) FOR IP BASED TAX                    vendor’s EMS and smooth integration with
                        northbound open interfaces like SNMP/CORBA/XML            NETWORK, No. GR/NMS-01/01 JULY 2003              NMS/OSS for Alarm forwarding, Routing
                        for integration with the NMS. Open interfaces             and the other is No. D/NMS-02/01 FEB             data configuration, Performance data,
                        supported by EMS should provide fault, topology and       2005. Our assumption is that we need to          Service provisioning. The southbound
                        performance statistics. The bidders will be required to   refer to the 2003 GR as mentioned in the         interface of the EMS towards network
                        provide API/MIBs to facilitate integration with NMS.      MTS document. Kindly Confirm.                    elements will be such that it has support for
                                                                                  iii) Regarding Configuration management of       the Topology Management, Configuration
                                                                                  the NMS, our understanding is that it shall      Management, Accounting Management,
                                                                                  be done by the respective EMS's of L1 and        Inventory Management, Fault Management,
                                                                                  L2 Bidders and not at the NMS level. Please      Performance Management, Operation &
                                                                                  confirm.                                         Maintenance, System and Security
                                                                                  iv) Regarding Provisioning requirements,         Management.
                                                                                  our understandfing is that it shall be done at
                                                                                  the NMS level. Please confirm. Please also
                                                                                  confirm ,what kind of services will be
                                                                                  provisioned, and the estimated volume.




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                                Replies (Vol. II) to Queries to Special Conditions and Commercial Conditions
                             of the Tender No. MM/TX/092007/000339 Issued on 05.09.2007        ( ANNEXURE-A)
Name of Section   Clause   Description of Clause                                    Query                                      Reply
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                                                              v) Regarding Provisioning, activation ,
                                                              inventory and Configuration management of
                                                              the NMS, our understanding is that it shall
                                                              be done by the respective EMS's of L1 and
                                                              L2 Bidders and not at the NMS level. This is
                                                              the most practical and cost effective solution
                                                              since IP TAX network does not undergo
                                                              frequent changes in configuration, inventory
                                                              and provisioning are well planned. Please
                                                              confirm.          vi) If we refer to the TEC GR
                                                              of 2003, there is no requirement of
                                                              provisioning, activation and inventory. In
                                                              fact considering that IP TAX is not a
                                                              frequent change oriented network like broad
                                                              band or MPLS Edge, we strongly feel that
                                                              provisioning, inventory , configuration,
                                                              security and accounting should be done at
                                                              respective element management system
                                                              level. It is only Fault and performance which
                                                              will be aggregated from both eMS ( of L1 &
                                                              L2 bidder) and provide a single NMS.



                                                               vii) We are assuming that IPTAX NMS        vii) Refer Clause 2.28 of Section IV Part II.
                                                              need not be integrated with NIB or CDR or
                                                              GSM OSS- BSS Network since IP TAX
                                                              NMS is not affected in any major way by the
                                                              changes in OSS - BSS of these network
                                                              segments and vice versa. Is our
                                                              understanding correct?




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                                              Replies (Vol. II) to Queries to Special Conditions and Commercial Conditions
                                           of the Tender No. MM/TX/092007/000339 Issued on 05.09.2007        ( ANNEXURE-A)
Name of Section   Clause                 Description of Clause                                    Query                                      Reply
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  nt    Chapter
          No.
        Section            Maintenance Spares (One Lot per site)             Complete equipment set at every site is     As mentioned in Clause 2.7.3 Section IV of
          XI                                                                 asked as Maintenance Spares. This will      Bid Document, the bidder has to provide a
                                                                             increase the cost of BOM. All the           unified list of all spares. Quoting
                                                                             equipments are already loaded with          Maintenance Spares per site is not required.
                                                                             redundancy as asked in tender. We suggest   Accordingly, 'S. No.' 'J' in High Level Bill of
                                                                             BSNL to please ask for 5% spares against    Material should be read as deleted and a
                                                                             the total quantity of equipments/ cards     new 'S. No.' 'V' with 'Item Description' as
                                                                             supplied as specified in Clause 2.7.3 of    'List of Maintenance Spares' is inserted at
                                                                             Section IV Part II.                         the end of the High Level Bill of Material for
                                                                                                                         the purpose of bidding.


        Section            LAN Switch (1+1) Pair (To bequoted as per Bidder's Please confirm whether 332 is the total LAN Switches at NOC sites and sites above
          XI               Calculation;figures shown here are tentative)      number of LAN switches required or 332 is 40 KC TMG capacity are to be quoted in
                                                                              the number of pairs                       pairs.




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