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MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014
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Spectrum Management And Implementation Support (technical And Procurement) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Spectrum Management and ImplementationSupport (Technical and Procurement) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.3.1 TheGovernment of the Union of Myanmarhas received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. Theconsulting services ("the Services") include providing supportto theMinistry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) to: (i)develop Myanmar'sSpectrum Roadmap; and (ii) design of Myanmar's Spectrum Management and Monitoring system, which will comprise thefollowing functions: (i) Planning, (ii) Allocation, (iii) Assignment, and (iv) Monitoring. The proposed system should be based oninternational best practices, especially in countries of similar geography and economy. Theconsultant will carry out the following Services: Theconsultant will support the regulator to undertake thefollowing tasks as part of the engagement: Activity (A): Spectrum Planning. Support the regulator toprepare the Spectrum Roadmap for Myanmar and periodically update the Myanmar National Frequency Allocation Table (NFAT). Inconducting this task, public consultations will have to take place. The consultant will also have to provide hands on capacitybuilding to PTD staff while preparingthe spectrum roadmap. Activity (B): Spectrum Allocation. Support the regulatorto keep the NFAT updated and accessible. Activity (C): Spectrum Assignment. Support the regulatorto streamline the procedure for spectrum assignment within the allocated frequency bands, so that spectrum assignment is faster andensures efficientutilization of spectrum. Activity (D): Spectrum Monitoring. Support the regulatorto ensurethat all wireless operators and users operate their equipment in compliance with spectrum allocations, within permittedpower limits and specified international standards. Activity (E): Design of Spectrum Management and MonitoringSystem (SMMS) Support PTD to design Myanmar's SMMS and prepare the technical specifications and bidding documents for the SMMS;support PTD with bid valuation, system commissioning. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about threeyearsstarting end December 2014. The working office will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon and other partsof Myanmar as well. TheMCIT now invites eligible international consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: Minimum Qualifications Requirements of the Consulting firm: ·         The Consultant isexpected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this typeof work. ·         Its knowledge of, andexperience in, radio spectrum management policy, particularly in developing countries, will be most important. ·         The Consultant's teamshould consist of personnel with skills and experience in telecommunications sector, with at least one member with 10 years andanother with 5 years of international experiencein projects developing spectrum management and monitoring frameworks,particularlyin the South East Asia region. ·         The team should befamiliar with international practices in spectrum management issues, ITU radio-communication processes and procedures andlegislation, relevant to the situation in Myanmar. ·         The consultants should befamiliar with World Bank procurement practices and procedures and will be selected based on experienceand capacity in carrying outthis type of work. Thefirm should be in position to field a team consisting of atleast thefollowing members. Please note that only the firm's qualifications will be evaluated at shortlisted stage, not individualexperts bio data: ·         Team Leader:Should be a permanent staff of the firm and should have both the professional knowledge and hands on experience working onspectrum management policies, including in developing countries, with detailed knowledge of international best practice. The teamleader should have at least 10 years of experience and a minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant field. ·         Spectrum ManagementSpecialist: Demonstrated experience in development of spectrum roadmaps. Well versed in developing national frequencyallocation plans and assignment tables; demonstrated ability to assist in developing radio regulations, detailed knowledge of bestpractice processes and procedures used in spectrum management agencies. The spectrum management specialist should have at least 5years of work experience and at least a Bachelor's degree in engineeringand/or economics. ·         Radio CommunicationsEngineer: Demonstrated professional experience of working with spectrum management agencies, workingon the engineering aspectsof spectrum planning. Experience training staff on engineering aspects of spectrum planning. At least 5 years ofexperience and atleast a bachelor's degree in engineering. ·         Spectrum MonitoringSpecialist: Sound and updated knowledge of fixed and mobile technical equipment to monitor telecommunications'radiofrequencies. Demonstrated professional experience in spectrum monitoring. Demonstrated experience with cross-border disputesis a plus. At least 5 years of experience and at least a bachelor's degree in engineering. ·         Local Expert: Haveat least 5 years of experience in radio communications and telecommunications and should be made available to PTD throughout theperiod of the assignment to assist in different activities. He/she should have at least a Bachelor's degree. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowersdated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Quality andCost Based Selection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 3, 2014. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel: +95 67 407435, +95 67 407640 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Telecom Sector Reform Project | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline April 26, 2016
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Integrated Spectrum Management And Monitoring System INVITATION FOR BIDS Republic of the Union of Myanmar Telecommunications Sector Reform Project SPECTRUM MONITORING SYSTEM Credit No. 5353-MM. 1.      This invitation for bids follows thegeneral procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on December 10, 2013. 2.      The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association(IDA) toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this creditto payments under the contract for the Purchase of its Spectrum Monitoring System (SMS). 3.      The Posts and Telecommunications Department(PTD) under the Ministry of Communications and InformationTechnology(MCIT) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the SMS.   The whole procurement shall be contractedwith a single turnkey contractor through the single tendering process. The estimated completion period is 12 months. The SMS willconsist of the following Components: 3.1. A Monitoring Control Centre (MCC) inNaypyitaw at the headquarters of PTD. The MCC comprises the Spectrum Monitoring Subsystem. 3.2. The Spectrum Monitoring Subsystem includesthe Control Stations (workstation(s)) and the Monitoring Software for: (i) the handling of the monitoring operations and missions,(ii) the remote operation of the Fixed Monitoring Stations (FMS) that will be installedin Yangon and Mandalay and or othermajor cities, (iii) the operationof the Mobile Monitoring Stations (MMS) throughout the country and (iv) the two-waytransfer/archiving/reporting of data between the MCC and the Remote Monitoring Stations (FMS, MMS and TMS). 3.3. One (1) Fixed Monitoring Stations (FMS) TypeI and Two (2) Fixed Monitoring Stations (FMS) Type II in Yangon, One (1) Fixed Monitoring Stations (FMS) Type I and Two (2) FixedMonitoring Stations (FMS) Type II in Mandalay. 3.4. The FMS's are unattended: they can be operated remotelyfrom the MCC, the FMS's Type I and or from the MMS. All FMS's have capabilities in the VHF/UHF bands for monitoring and forDirection Finding (DF). Singularly: The FMS Type I, has Spectrum Monitoringcapabilities from 9 kHz up to 8 GHz and Direction Finding (DF) capability from 20 MHz up to 3 GHz. A Spectrum Monitoring Controlworkstation should be provided for FMS Type I to allow a future operator to bestationed at the site and to be able to control thespectrum monitoring network from the FMS Type I location.The FMS Type II, has SpectrumMonitoring capabilities from 9 kHz up to 3 GHz and Direction Finding (DF) capability from 20 MHz up to 3 GHz. 3.5. Two (2) or three (3) Mobile Monitoring Stations (MMS), depending on budget, will be based out ofNaypyitaw. These stations will have monitoring capabilities from 9 kHz up to 8 GHz and Direction Finding capabilities from 20 MHzup to 3 GHz. 3.6. Two (2) Spectrum Transportable Monitoring Stations (TMS). These stations will have monitoringcapabilities from 9 kHz up to 8 GHz and Direction Finding (Interferometry or Watson-Watt (optional) capabilities from 20 MHz up to3 GHz. The TMS systems are notintended to be handheld devices but rather a compact monitoring systems that can be carried anddeployed by no more than two (2) staff. 3.7.  An IP/WAN based Monitoring Network linking the FMS's, MMS's and the TMS's with the MCC. 3.8. Services including Training, Commissioning, Fixed Site Selection and preparation, etc. 3.9. The three (3) Mobile Monitoring Stations PTD had purchased in 2014, equipped with the TCI ScorpioSpectrum Monitoring software and based on the TCI 735 system. 4.      Bidding will be conducted through theinternational competitive bidding procedures specifiedin 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. In order to qualify, a Bidder mustbemanufacturer or be an authorized distributer/re-seller of the Radio Spectrum Management and Monitoring Systems of the typerequired by thisDocument in the past three (3) years and must have supplied such systems to telecommunications organizations incountries other than its own. More information is provided in the bidding documents. 5.      Interested eligible Bidders may obtainfurther information from Soe Naing (Mr.),Radio Frequency Monitoring Deapartment, PTD Email: soenine69@gmail.com Phone : +95 67407226 Fax : +95 67 407227 6.      A complete set of bidding documents in English can be downloaded from MCIT website. 7.      A pre-bid conference shall be held at the address belowat 10:00a.m. local time on March 14 2016, with theattendance of the Bidders' representatives who so choose. The minutes of the pre-bid conference and any addendum to biddingdocuments will be shared withall bidders. 8.      Bids must be delivered to the PTD at the address below by2:00 p.m. local time on April 26,2016. Bids must be accompanied by a bid securityof US$ 50,000.00. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be openedin the presence of the Bidders' representatives at 3:00 pm on April 26, 2016. Attention: Than Htun Aung (Mr.)ProjectDirector, Telecom Sector Reform Project Office Building No. 2, Ministry of Communications andInformation Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Tel: +95 67407435 Fax: +95 67 407539 Email:  thanhtunaung_ptd@outlook.com; tsrproject2014@gmail.com; htunaung.than@gmail.com

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 2, 2015
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Technical Advisory And Management Support For Corporatization Of Mpt REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.:5353-MM Assignment Title: Technical advisory and management supportfor corporatization of MPT Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.4.1 The Government of the Union of Myanmar hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing supportto the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) to provide strategic and practical implementation support to MPT duringits corporatization process and transformation into an autonomous, commercial telecommunications operator, with a view to MPT'seventual privatization. The MCIT intends to retain theservices of a consortium of advisors, including Strategic, Auditing and Accounting, Legal, and Human Resources, to assist in thiscorporatization process. Theservices specifically include: a.      Supporting MPT to define its business objectives and to support with strategic planning to achieve operationalgoals; b.     Developingthe opening balance sheet for the newly corporatized entity based on internationally acceptable standards; and c.      Providing strategic support for human resources management. Totalduration of the assignment is estimated to be about 18 months, starting end August2015.  The working offices will be at MPT in Yangonand Nay Pyi Taw and will require travel to other parts of Myanmar as well. The MCIT now invites eligibleinternationalconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: ·      The Consultant isexpected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this typeof work. ·       The consultants will have demonstrable expertise in public entities corporatization, deep knowledge ofoperations in the telecommunications sector (including the technical mattersreferred to in these Terms of Reference), and strategicadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work; particularly in thetelecommunications sector.  The consultants'knowledge of, and direct experience in the telecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries,will be particularlyimportant. ·       The consultants should have expertise in providing   strategic, financial, technical, legal, auditing and human resourcesadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work.  The firm's knowledge of, and direct experience in thetelecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries, will be particularly important. ·       The firm should consist of team leadersfor Strategic Advisory, Technical, Financial Auditor and Accounting,Legal and Human Resources teams.  The team leadersfor each track should all have at least 10 years of work experience in each of their areas of competence; at least 5 years of workexperience in developing countries and a graduate degree. The Strategic Advisor, Legal Advisor and Technical Advisor's teams should consist of personnel with skills and experience intelecommunications sector policy, operations, project management, strategic and business planning including corporate governance,transactions, valuations, and regulatory matters relevant to the situation in Myanmar.  The Financial Auditor and Accounting and Human Resource Advisors are expected tohave knowledge and direct experience in supporting companies transform froma public department into a commercially orientedcompany. Preferably,the Consultant will be familiar with international best practices andwith the country, government, sectoral,and institutional framework.  Relevant experiencein the South East Asia region and particularly in Myanmar would be a plus.  While key team members may be based out of Myanmar, it will be important for theconsultants to have presence in Myanmar, with staff who have worked in the telecommunications sector. ·      Only the qualifications and experience of the firm (not theproposed key staff for the assignment) will be evaluated at theshort-list stage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selectedin accordancewith the "Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours 0930 to1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by  2nd July , 2015.  The Expression of Interest should not exceed 30 pages. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung,  Building  Number 2, Ministry ofCommunications  and Information Technology, Nay PyiTaw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail:tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm Attn: Ms. San San Lwin,Building  Number 2, Ministry of Communications  and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 95194444 E-mail:dsslwin@gmail.com

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

 | Published July 14, 2016
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FPT Information System Corporation
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Portal Implementation, Including Infrastructure Set Up (hardware And Software) ICB Contract Award Notice Myanmar Project: P145534 - MM: Telecommunications Sector Reform Bid/Contract Reference No: G3.1.1 Scope of Contract: Portal Implementation, including Infrastructure Set up (Hardware and software) Duration of Contract: 3.00Year(s) Contract Signature Date: Evaluation Currency: MMK-Myanmar Kyats Awarded Bidder(s): Name: FPT Information System Corporation Address: Country: Vietnam Bid Price at Opening:USD 1,859,403.39 Evaluated Bid Price: MMK2,032,800,000.00 Contract Price: MMK2,032,800,000.00 Evaluated Bidder(s): Name : Ecquaria Technology Address : Country: Singapore Bid Price at Opening:MMK 243,237,680.00USD 3,502,413.00 Evaluated Bid Price: MMK4,558,210,496.00

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published October 14, 2014  -  Deadline October 30, 2014
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Advisor For Establishment Of Myanmar Communications Commission REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORMPROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Advisor forestablishment of Myanmar Communications Commission ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan):C 1.1.3 The Government of the Union of Myanmarhas received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include providing support to theMinistry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) to: (i) conductan assessment of Regulation in the Sector; and(ii) provide Ongoing Technical Support towards establishment of the MyanmarCommunications Commission. The consultant will carry out the following Services in two phases: Phase 1: a.       Familiarization withcurrent regulatory framework, results of other  consultancies which have been undertaken, and views of major stakeholders  with respect to the development of telecommunicationsregulation in Myanmar; b.     Review and comment on PTD's internalregulations and operating procedures,  as the casemay be, currently in effect; and c.      Comment on the financing mechanism forfunding PTD's operations, taking  into account thenature of the regulatory body and minimum budgetary  support from the Government of Myanmar. Phase 2: a.       basedon, inter alia, the findings and recommendations from Phase I, provide options for the structure of the Myanmar CommunicationsCommission; b.     based on, inter alia, thefindings andrecommendations from Phase I, provide general technical assistance to PTD in the development of internal operatingprocedures; c.       basedon the optionselected for the structure of the MCC, develop draft legal  instruments (including draft law and draft administrative procedures and rules ofbusiness); d.     help refine the financialand budgetaryplans of PTD so that there is clarity on how the MCC will receive its budget; e.       develop measures toassure compliance with legislative, regulatory and license provisions; f.       establish a training plan for key staff and identify training opportunities; g.     identify twinning opportunities withother regulators in the region; h.     assist with appropriate advice in thestaffing of PTD (and MCC) in the key areas of job descriptions and terms of references for consultancies and will advise ontheappropriateness of in-house or contracting out for key tasks; i.        co-ordinate with other regulatory bodies that may be established in the developmentof uniform regulatory policies and assistin the establishment of themodalities and procedures for a coordinated policy with agencies; and j.       advisePTD and its successor, over athree year period in preparing plans, carrying out its responsibilities, and enforcing its decisions. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about three yearsstarting end December 2014. The working office will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon. The MCIT now invites eligible international consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are; MinimumQualificationsRequirements of the Consulting firm: The Consultant shall be a firm whose team shall: ·         Include telecommunications regulatory, legal, technical, and financial specialists of high international repute withrelevant international experience in their respective areas of expertise (minimum 12 years), particularly in developing countries. ·         have a thorough understanding of the competitive requirements of any player inthe telecoms industry and detailed knowledgeof all key areas of telecoms policy, legal issue and regulation including: licensing, dispute resolution, competition issues,interconnection, universal service, spectrum management, tariffs, consumer protection, numbering, equipment and standards. ·         have demonstrated experience in the design of regulatory bodies; ·         have knowledge and experience of telecommunications sector issues in developing countries and the ASEAN region. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRDLoans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "ConsultantQualifications Selection (CQS) method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes mustbe delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by October 30, 2014. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry of Communicationsand Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published August 11, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Development Of Universal Service Strategy, Universal Service Fund Manual, Implementation Procedures And Design Of Pilot Programs REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Development of Universal Service Strategy,Universal Service Fund Manual, implementation procedures and design of pilot programs Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan):C 2.1 The Government of the Union ofMyanmarhas received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of theTelecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing support to the Ministry of Communicationsand InformationTechnology (MCIT) and its Post and TelecommunicationsDepartment (PTD) for the design of Myanmar's Universal Servicestrategy and for its implementation in a number of pilot areas to accelerate the development of rural telecommunicationsinfrastructure and services in locations that are unlikely to attract sufficient private investment. The consultants will provide support to carry out the following tasks: a)      Phase A: Design theUniversal Service Strategy of Myanmar. Specifically, the consultants will provide technicalassistance support to: (i) conduct a detailed scoping of the Universal Service strategy; (ii) establish targets and indicators forincreased rural coverage; (iii) define programs (both demand and supply side) to be subsidized; (iv) develop a Universal ServiceFund manual and procedures; and (v) assist MCIT, as and when required, in setting up Universal Service Fund according to theprocedures. b)      Phase B: Implement theUniversal Service strategy in a number of pilot areas. Specifically,the consultants will providetechnical assistance support for: (i) detailed design of pilot programs to be financed; (ii) identification and prioritization ofsites to be subsidized; (iii) support MCIT in bidding the subsidies; (iv) support the monitoring and evaluation of results; and (v)support the dissemination of the results. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about three yearsstarting end September 2015. The working office will beat MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon and other parts of Myanmar as well. The MCITnow invites eligible international consulting firms "Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services.The shortlisting criteria are: ·         The Consultantis expected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out thistype of work. ·         Theconsultants must have at least 10 years of experience in similar tasks. ·         Theconsultants should be able to field a team with the following expertise: legal, financial, economic, and technical experience inthe telecommunications sector, with at least one member with 10 years and another with 5 years of international experience inprojects designing and implementing Universal Service strategies, as well as broadband access programs in rural areas and/or withinindigenous communities, particularly in the South East Asia region and other developing countries. The consultant team must alsohave a local resource/ associate in Myanmar to support it with sector related and logistical issues. ·         Theconsultants should be familiar with World Bank procurement practices and procedures and will be selected based on experience andcapacity in carrying out this type of work. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowersdated January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by August 24,2015.The Expression of Interest should not exceed 20 pages. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry of Communications andInformation Technology, NayPyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm

Media consultant to support the communication strategy and the implementation of World AIDS Day 2015 in Myanmar

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 5, 2015  -  Deadline October 9, 2015
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TERMS OF REFERENCE Title Media consultant to support the communication strategy and the implementation of World AIDS Day 2015 in Myanmar. Ref. No Duration 40 days Period 14 October to 9 December 2015 Location Yangon, Myanmar Project Description On a global scale 35.3 million people are living with HIV. In Myanmar, epidemiological modelling suggests that in 2014, there were around 210,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV), 34% of whom were females. Commemorated every year on 1 December since 1998, World AIDS Day (WAD) is dedicated to raising awareness, fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV/AIDS. The Global WAD 2015 Theme is in its last year of the Five-Year “Getting to Zero” Campaign ”, which means ensuring zero new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and zero stigma discrimination. For Myanmar, this year’s WAD takes place in the midst of the review of the current National Strategic Plan and the development of a new one for the next 5 years (2016-2020). Therefore, this WAD provides an opportunity to raise the profile of HIV and highlight some relevant issues, while increasing public commitment and awareness. The organization of WAD will be led by UNAIDS Country Office, in cooperation with a wide range of partners. Events and campaigns around WAD will be organized in the first week of December. UNAIDS seeks a short-term consultant to support and implement a media strategy to ensure a successful communication and media mobilization on WAD. Purpose of Consultancy As part of effort to increase coverage of key health issues and challenges for the people of Myanmar, the WAD communication and media strategy to be developed aims to advocate for health-seeking behaviour using the opportunity of World AIDS Day and the HIV testing campaign to increase public awareness of importance of health.  Issues to include range from Universal Health Coverage, HIV/Aids testing, and emerging issues such as HIV co-infections (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis) The specific objectives of this consultancy are as follows: To coordinate the media coverage around WAD events and campaigns including: Liaison with the media prior to, during and after the events and campaigns Manage social media communication To ensure a media relation by organising press briefing and press conference when needed. Scope & Tasks Under the overall guidance and supervision UNAIDS Country Director, in close collaboration with the Investment and Efficiency Adviser, UNAIDS, and the Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, UNAIDS, the media consultant is required to support the implementation of the communication strategy for WAD in Myanmar. Provide inputs on the WAD media strategy in Myanmar. Promotion of outreach to media and press (print, radio, TV, social media) to ensure good coverage of WAD among Myanmar and International media. Oversee the implementation of various component of the media strategy Audio-visual presentation and exhibition Press conference Social media engagement about WAD. Draft all relevant information and promotional material such as press kits, information flyers, etc. Place opinion editorials and briefings for health editors in national and international newspapers. Produce a regular press review in order to spread information among all stakeholders. Required qualifications Education University degree in media, communication or journalism. Skills and knowledge Previous experience with organizing large events, workshops or conferences. Excellent communication (written and spoken) and analytical skills. Experience with health and HIV-related programmes at various levels would be an asset. Familiarity with the health systems and public health agenda in Myanmar preferred. Language Fluency in Myanmar and English language is required.(tbc) Duration of work 40 days during the period of 14 October to 9 December 2015 Inputs Relevant background materials & reports, Timely guidance and feedback into the consultation agenda and report Appropriate workspace and Internet access. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed budget and consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 9 October 2015.

Health Communication and Media Consultant (deadline extended to 16-Oct-15)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 16, 2015
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Duration: 56 days Period: 14 October to 31 December 2015 Location: Yangon, Myanmar Project Description On a global scale 35.3 million people are living with HIV. In Myanmar, epidemiological modelling suggests that in 2014, there were around 210,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV), 34% of whom were females. In partnership with four UN agencies (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and the WHO) UNAIDS works with the Ministry of Health and its partners to strengthen the health system in Myanmar, and support the country in reaching its vision of Universal Health Coverage by 2030. As part of this global health campaign, World AIDS Day (WAD) stands as a landmark opportunity to raise awareness health issues, including HIV and communicable diseases, as well as to address social and structural issues such as fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV/AIDS. Under the “Getting to Zero” thematic (zero new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and zero stigma discrimination), this year’s WAD in Myanmar takes place in the midst of the review of the current National Strategic Plan and the development of a new one for the next 5 years (2016-2020). In this context, UNAIDS Country Office seeks for a short-term Health Communication and Media Consultant to ensure a successful communication and media mobilization on HIV-related health issues. Purpose of Consultancy As part of effort to increase coverage of key health issues and challenges for the people of Myanmar, the Communication and Media strategy to be developed aims to advocate for health-seeking behaviour using the opportunity of WAD and related campaigns to increase public awareness of importance of health.  Issues to include range from Universal Health Coverage, HIV/AIDS testing, and issues such as HIV co-infections (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis). The specific objectives of this consultancy are as follows: To coordinate the media coverage around health issues, including HIV and communicable diseases: Liaison with the media prior to, during and after the events and campaigns; Manage social media communication. To ensure a media relation by organising press briefing and press conference when needed. Scope & Tasks Under the overall guidance and supervision UNAIDS Country Director, in close collaboration with the Investment and Efficiency Adviser, UNAIDS, and the Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, UNAIDS, the Health Communication and Media Consultant is required to support the implementation of the communication strategy for UNAIDS health campaign in Myanmar, including WAD. Provide inputs on UNAIDS Health media strategy in Myanmar. Promotion of outreach to media and press (print, radio, TV, social media) to ensure good coverage of health-related events among Myanmar and International media. Oversee the implementation of various component of the media strategy Audio-visual presentation and exhibition Press conference Social media engagement around health-related events, such as WAD. Draft all relevant information and promotional material such as press kits, information flyers, etc. Place opinion editorials and briefings for health editors in national and international newspapers. Produce a regular press review in order to spread information among all stakeholders. Required qualifications Education University degree in media, communication or journalism. Skills and knowledge Experience working in media mobilization and outreach is required. Excellent communication (written and spoken) and analytical skills. Experience with health and HIV-related programmes at various levels would be an asset. Familiarity with the health systems and public health agenda in Myanmar preferred. Previous experience with organizing large events, workshops or conferences. Language Fluency in English language is required. Duration of work 56  days during the period of 14 October to 31 December 2015 Inputs Relevant background materials & reports, Timely guidance and feedback into the consultation agenda and report Appropriate workspace and Internet access. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed budget and consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 16 October 2015.

Services in the field of security for the European Union in Myanmar / Burma - instruction no. EEAS 334-DELMMRY-SER-FWC

Tjenesten for EU's Optræden Udadtil — Den Europæiske Unions delegation i Myanmar/Burma | Published October 10, 2014  -  Deadline November 10, 2014
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The aim of this competition concluding a framework agreement with a company specialized in the protection of persons and goods. The scope of services includes, but is not limited to: (1) monitoring and patrolling buildings (office building, in which are located the ambassador and foreign nationals) Delegation to prevent burglaries and assaults on persons and their personal effects; (2) monitoring the entrance of visitors to the facilities; (3) communication between objects via VHF / UHF radio network that connects all buildings with a central operations center, which would manage the operators of enterprises; (4) immediate intervention unit for quick action, or the slave unit in the event of an incident at any of the facilities. Framework contract for a maximum of four years will be carried out through specific contracts and / or purchase orders.

Maubin- Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project

 | Published December 12, 2016  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Maubin-Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. 2. The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways (“the Purchaser”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply of laboratory and fieldtesting equipment for soil, concrete and asphalt to equip the National Road Research Laboratory under MOC in Yangon. The equipment includes standard test equipment, as well as advanced, automatic equipment for triaxial testing, marshall mix testing, and Hamburg wheel tracking test. Equipment must be products of internationally renowned manufacturers, with proven reputation for quality and service. The bidding will be in lots: • Lot 1 Laboratory equipment for concrete testing • Lot 2 Laboratory equipment for soil testing • Lot 3 Laboratory equipment for asphalt testing • Lot 4 Equipment for field testing Bidders may bid for a single lot or any combination of lots. The delivery period is 24 weeks. 3. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • Successful completion as main supplier within the last 5 years, of at least 1 contract for supply of similar goods with value at least the following values: Lot 1 US$ 60,000 Lot 2 US$ 100,000 Lot 3 US$ 40,000 Lot 4 US$ 40,000 “Similar goods” are defined as any laboratory or field testing equipment, scientific instruments, or information technology or telecommunications equipment. Date: 12 December 2016 Loan No. and Title: L3199-MYA: Maubin- Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Contract No. and Title: MP G1 Laboratory and Field Testing Equipment for soil, concrete and asphalt Deadline for Submission of Bids: 30 January 2017, 10:00 AM (Myanmar time) 4. National Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One-Envelope procedure and is open to all bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents, bidders should contact: Director, PMU, Maubin - Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Room 502, Building 2B, Bagan Housing, 334 / 344 Anawrahta Road, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: +95 9 861 5172, +95 9 5058066 Fax: +95 1 222 361 E-mail: pmuloan3199mp@gmail.com 6. To receive the Bidding Documents in English, eligible bidders should write to the address above requesting the Bidding Documents for Contract MP G1 Laboratory Testing Equipment for soil, concrete and asphalt. The bidding document is free of charge, and will be sent by email. No liability will be accepted for the loss or late delivery of the document. 7. Deliver your bid • to the address above • on or before the deadline: 10:00 AM (Myanmar time) on 30 January 2017 • together with a Bid Security as described in the Bidding Document. • Electronic submission of Bids is not permitted. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of bids.

Maubin- Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project

 | Published December 12, 2016  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
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Invitation for Bids 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Maubin-Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. 2. The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways(“the Purchaser”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply of Pavement condition survey equipment to equip the National Road Research Laboratory under MOC in Yangon. The equipment includes Pavement condition survey equipment (FWD, Car-mounted roughness meter, Benkelman beam). Equipment must be products of internationally renowned manufacturers, with proven reputation for quality and service. The bidding will be in lots: • Lot 1 FWD equipment • Lot 2 Pavement roughness profilers, Benkelman beam Bidders may bid for a single lot or any combination of lots. The delivery period is 24 weeks for Lot 1, 4 - 12 weeks for items in Lot 2. 3. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • Successful completion as main supplier within the last 5 years, of at least 1 contract for supply of similar goods with value at least the following values: Lot 1 US$ 100,000 Lot 2 US$ 100,000 “Similar goods” are defined as any laboratory or field testing equipment, scientific instruments, or information technology or telecommunications equipment. 4. National Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single- Stage: One-Envelope procedure and is open to all bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document. Date: 12 December 2016 Loan No. and Title: L3199-MYA: Maubin- Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Contract No. and Title: MP G2 Pavement condition survey equipment (FWD, Car-mounted roughness meter, Benkelman beam) Deadline for Submission of Bids: 23 January 2017, 10:00 AM (Myanmar time) 5. To obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents, bidders should contact: Director, PMU, Maubin - Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Room 502, Building 2B, Bagan Housing, 334 / 344 Anawrahta Road, Yangon, Myanmar Tel: +95 9 861 5172, +95 9 5058066 Fax: +95 1 222 361 E-mail: pmuloan3199mp@gmail.com 6. To receive the Bidding Documents in English, eligible bidders should write to the address above requesting the Bidding Documents for Contract MP G2 Pavement condition survey equipment. The bidding document is free of charge, and will be sent by email. No liability will be accepted for the loss or late delivery of the document. 7. Deliver your bid • to the address above • on or before the deadline: 10:00 AM (Myanmar time) on 23 January 2017 • together with a Bid Security as described in the Bidding Document. Electronic submission of Bids is not permitted. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. The Ministry of Construction, Department of Highways will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of bids.

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Information Technology and Cyber Security Department | Published January 12, 2016  -  Deadline February 26, 2016
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Design, Development, Configuration, Hardware Supply, Installation And Maintenance For The Myanmar National Portal Invitation forBids(IFB) January 8, 2016 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Myanmar National Portal Loan/Credit Number: MM-5353 Design, Development, Configuration, Hardware Supply, Installation and Maintenance for theMyanmar National Portal IFB No: G 3.1 1.        This Invitation for Bids (IFB) for thisproject that appeared in National NewsPaper, Ministry Official Website and UNDB online on January 8,2016. 2.         The Government of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of the "Telecommunications Sector Reform Project" and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under theagreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Design, Development, Configuration, Hardware Supply, Installation and Maintenance for theMyanmar National Portal. 3.        The Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technologyserves as the implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids from eligibleBidders for Design, Development, Configuration, Hardware Supply and Installation for the Myanmar National Portal. 4.         Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) proceduresspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of January 2011, and is open to allBidders eligible as definedin these Guidelines,5 that meet thefollowing minimum qualification criteria; ·         The bidder shall have more than 10 years experience in webportal and electronic service development field; ·         The bidder shall have at least 8 yearsexperience in executinge-Government projects; ·         The bidder shall furnish references todemonstrate the bidderhas completed at least two or more successful government portal projects, which involve design, development, installation, andprovision of web portal system and maintenance." ·         The bidder should demonstrate its ability to ensure localpresence (either existing or planned) or submit plans to establish local presence to support the project. ·         The bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meetseither of the following financial requirement(s); a.       AverageAnnual Turnover of the Bidder should not less than US$ 3 million or equivalent, for the recent (3) (2012, 2013, 2014) years, Or b.      Access to liquid assets of US$ 1.5 million equivalent 5.        Interested eligible Bidders may obtainfurther information from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and inspect the bidding documents at the addressgiven belowfrom 10:00 to 14:00 hours. 6.        A complete set of bidding documents inEnglish may be downloaded from Ministry Official Website www.mcit.gov.mm. The downloadableversion of the bidding documents, and any addenda to it, will be the binding one. 7.         Bids must be delivered to the address below ator before February 26, 2016, 14:00hours.Late bids will berejected. Bids need to be secured by a Bid Security. The amount of Security required is USD 16,000. Bids will be opened in thepresenceof Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address belowat February 26, 2016, 14:00 hours. 8.         The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required tocertify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violationsare considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financed contracts. Ministry of Communicationsand Information Technology, Information Technology andCyber Security Department (ITCSD), S12 Exchange Building,Ground Floor Zabu Kyatthayay Road,Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar. Nwe Ni Soe Yin (Ms.), Director Facsimile+ 95 67 422447, Email: nwenisoeyin@e-mcit.gov.mm;nwenisoeyin@gmail.com

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Internal Revenue Department | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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Auditor Advisor GOVERNMENT OF THEREPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR Ministry of FINANCE internal revenue Department Modernizationof Public Finance ManagementProject (MPFMP) (Project IDNo. P144952) REQUEST FOREXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT - Tax Audit Expert to assist the InternalRevenue Department of the Ministry of Finance in building fundamental skills and capacity to carry out taxpayer audits for bothindirect and income tax (REF: AuditorAdvisor) 1.        INTRODUCTION The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financingin the amount of US$ 30 millionequivalent from the World Bank, and US$25 million grant from the UK and Australian governmentstoward the cost of the Modernization of Public Finance Management Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to paymentsfor goods and consulting services to be procured under this project. The development objective of the Modernization of PublicFinance Management (PFM) Project for Myanmar is to support efficient, accountable, and responsive delivery of public servicesthrough the modernization of Myanmar's PFM systems and strengthening institutional capacity. The project has fivecomponents: a.         Improving revenue mobilization through bringing more revenues from natural resources on budget andstrengthening tax administration b.         Responsive Planning and Budget Preparations c.         Supporting Effective Budget Execution and Financial Reporting d.        Fostering External Oversight and Accountability e.         Establishing a Sustainable Institutional Platform and Skills-base for PFM For a more detailed understanding of the scope of the Project and its governance andorganizational structure, kindly consult the project appraisal document (PAD): http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/02/19393607/myanmar-modernization-public-finance-management-project. The Internal Revenue Department isseeking to recruit an international Audit expert to assist in: (i)              Building on the basic training received the consultant willimprove the capacity of theLTO audit function to conduct audits of large businesses. This includes all steps of audit case management frompreparing an auditcase to conducting the audit and documenting auditfindings and results. (ii)           He/shewill act as a mentor advising audit teams on possible actions to takeand audit techniques to use and beavailable to lead brainstorming sessions on problems and challenges in the audit process, to provide input into rules andregulations aimed at identifying areas of tax evasion and may actively participate in the conduct of specific audits. The consultant therefore is expected to act both as a trainer, coach, mentor, and advisor. Thetraining activities that are conducted should be practice-oriented, using case studies from advanced tax administrations butprimarily live files from commercial tax and income tax returns filed by LTO taxpayers. As a result of the training activities LTOauditors will: (i)                Befamiliar with the processes of audit case management; (ii)               Have anunderstanding of audit approaches and techniques used for large taxpayer audits and be able to apply these approaches andtechniques in their practical work; (iii)             Understand industry-specific issues relatedto audit and compliance management; (iv)             Understand the specific audit challengesrelated to multinational enterprises and be able to verify cross-border transactions; (v)               Understandthe linkages between the audit functions and other compliance management functions in the LTO and the Internal Revenue Department(IRD). 2.        SPECIFIC SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT Details of specifictasks are provided in the Terms of Reference available upon request at the below address. Clarifications and technical questionsshould be addressed to U Zeya Kyi Nyunt, Deputy Director General and Chairman of the Tax Reform Program Management Unit (TRPMU) andDaw Mya Mya Oo, Director of Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO), Internal Revenue Department. 3.        QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The prospective candidate shall havethe following qualifications: (a)    Degree in accounting, economics or related area withsupporting professionaldesignation, as well as at least 15 years of experience in conducting taxpayer audits (including at least several years of auditsof large businesses and international tax issues); (b)   Proven experience in sector specific audit issues in 1 or more of the followingsectors: extractives, banking and finance, construction, telecommunications; (c)    Experience as an audit manager at the entry or mid-level; (d)   Proven experience in training and capacity building for public sectororganizations; (d) Proficiency inEnglish with good report writing skills. (e) Good communication skillsand able to work in group environment, project evaluation experience also required. (f) Personalintegrity, sense of responsibility and ability to offer unbiased opinions. (g)Work experience in developing countries is highly desirable. 4.        DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT Theassignment is for an estimated initial duration of 8 months in Yangonat the Large Taxpayer's Office of theInternal Revenue Department (IRD). The consultant will besubject to a performance review within 3 months into the position; contract may be extended beyond the 8-month period, subject tothe needs and mutual agreement. The consultant will need to travel to Nay Pyi Taw as specified in the terms ofreference. Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, the TRPMU and the LTO now invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individualconsultants to undertake the above mentioned services which are further detailed in the Terms of Reference for thisassignment. The consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January2011. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. The minimum selectioncriteria are: Insubmitting their expressions of interest, consultants are kindly requested to indicate thefollowing reference. Interested consultants mustprovide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating personal , audit and technical skills, academic qualifications, experience in similarassignments ,and experience in other developing countries along with the names of least three (3) referees with contact information(e-mail address, telephone or fax numbers). Expression of Interest shall be submitted via email to the below specifiedaddresses. Interested consultants may obtain copies of the detailed Terms of reference (in English) bysubmitting a request by email at the below email addresses. Expressions of the interest must be submitted in duplicate copies to thepostal address below orby email no later than July 29,2015. Only short-listed candidates will be notified on next follow-on steps. Modernization of Public Financial Management ProjectUnit To the Attentionof: U Zeya Kyi Nyunt Deputy Director General and Chairman of the Tax Reform Program Management Unit(TRPMU) Internal Revenue Department Tel : 95-67-430069 Fax : 95-67-430212 Email: trpmu@irdmyanmar.gov.mm AND copy to : U Zaw Naing, Co-Chair of the Procurement Coordination and Advisory Unit (PCAU) Ministry ofFinance, Office No, 26 Nay Pyi Taw, Tel:95-67-410529, 410530 Fax: 95-67-410529,410530,410451 e-mail: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published May 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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C 3.3.1: E-government Service Delivery Unit REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR:  TelecommunicationsSector Reform Project Credit Number: MM-5353 C 3.3.1: e-Government Service Delivery Unit The Government of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward the costof the "Telecommunications Sector Reform Project" and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The Government of Myanmar is keen to use ICT to deliver e-Government services to itsconstituents, enhance competitiveness and attractinvestors, and for making the Government more accountable, responsiveandtransparent. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing support to the Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technology (MCIT)to plan and deploy Myanmar's e-Government program. The Services will include the following: e-Government ProgrammeDevelopment ?               Lead and guide the conceptualization of e-government programs in alignment with theNational Agenda, Myanmar ICT Development Master Plans, and Myanmar e-Government Master plan and identified priorities. ?               Formulate strategic planning for reengineering ofgovernment administration process to improve efficiency and effectiveness. ?               Explore new technologies and promote new ideas and concepts to senior stakeholders. ?               Identify opportunities for public service delivery and operational improvements, andaddress the issues that may undermine the effectiveness. ?               Conduct feasibility studies, and development of prototypes or proof-ofconcepts. ?               Evaluate and Monitor the e-Government progress and provide regular updates to senior stakeholders. Programme Management andAdoption ?               Oversee the delivery of approved programs within defined scope andobjectives. ?               Plan, manage and optimize resource allocation, utilization and costs inprograms. ?               Manage the vendors' progress toensure quality of outcomes e.g. service levelrequirements, budgets and timely deliveries are compiled. ?               Design the change management strategy for eService adoption. ?               Oversee implementation of an effective marketing and communications plan; agenciesoutreach strategies to drive programme adoption. Stakeholder and PeopleManagement ?               Develop and enhance stakeholderintimacy by engaging various stakeholders through formalor informal platforms. ?               Provide any other related strategic advisory support upon the request of thebeneficiary and/or project management. ?               Encourage talent development by coaching, mentoring and advising employees; challengesothers to improve and addresses staff performance issues. e-Government Project Management forApplications ?               Conceptualize and implement newe-Government projects that will transform and createsignificant impact to the country. ?               Design the System Architecture of new e-Governmentapplications integrating with existing e-Government applications. ?               Design and oversee capacity assessments of selected and agreed projects. ?               Oversee and manage vendors to ensure the successful implementation of projects withinscope, scheduleand budget. ?               Manage the performance of vendors in meeting the service level agreements. ?               Develop and enhance the relationships with key stakeholders and partnerministries/agencies to achieve customer satisfaction. ?               Manage communications with partner agencies and stakeholders during the projectlifecycle. ?               Support agency to formulate, implement and ensure compliance with eGovernment portaland electronic service policies, standards and procedures. ?               Assist with the change management strategy and execution. e-Government Project Management forInfrastructure ?               Formulate strategies for the overall development and maintenance of eGovernmentinfrastructure systems e.g. National Portal hosting infrastructure i.e. responsible for theclient computing, messaging, networkingand server aspect of the projects from initiation to implementation. ?               Formulate strategies on the e-Government Service Management to ensure the services meetthe agencies'business service level requirements, and minimum disruption to the agencies. ?               Lead the design and architecting of the e-Government Infrastructure that meets thebusiness and application requirements and provide direction for the implementation and maintenance of the Infrastructureservices. ?               Lead and manage the vendors in the provision of e-Government service delivery andservice support to meet the intended availability, continuity and capacity requirements and to ensure minimum disruption to thegovernment operations ?               Support agency to formulate, implement and ensure compliance with eGovernmentInfrastructure policies, standards and procedures. ?               Assist with the change management strategy and execution. e-Government Marketing and TrainingManagement ?               Lead, develop and manage communication and public outreach programs to support thee-Government programs and initiatives to create awareness and adoption of electronic services amongst Myanmar'sconstituents. ?               Strategize on the usage of social media and mobile technologies to extend the outreachof e-Government programs. ?               Work with various public and private sector partners to bridge the digital divideespecially in the rural parts of the country. ?               Work across the government to engage both internal and external stakeholders inplanning and executing communication programmes. ?               Lead, develop, manage and conduct e-Government knowledgesharing and training programs for public officers and the government'sconstituents. ?               Monitor and measure the e-Government program's key performance indicators (KPIs) andrecommend outreach and training interventions to meet the KPIs. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about 3 years starting from June 2015.  The working office will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw butconsultants need to travel to otherparts of Myanmar. The MCIT now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest inproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. Firms must provide evidence of their relevant experience to perform the above services in a summary notexceeding 5 pages.  The short listing criteriaare: Minimum Qualifications Requirements of the Consulting firm: ?               The Consultant is expected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selectedbased on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work. ?               Its knowledge of, and experience in, e-Government project management, particularly indeveloping countries, will be most important.  Thefirm should have executed a minimum of 5 similar projects in developing countries. ?               The consultants should be familiar with World Bank procurement practices andprocedures and will be selected based on demonstrated experience and capacity in carrying out at least 3 similar projectsindeveloping countries. ?               The consultants must demonstrate their ability to field a team of experts withqualifications and experience as indicated below. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture (JV) or a subconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications.   Any firm submittingexpression of interest either on its own, or as a member of aJV or as a Sub-consultant must meet, individually, the criteriaspecified above.  Experience of all JV members willbe aggregatedfor evaluation, however, Sub-consultants' experience will not be consider for such evaluation.  Please indicate clearly in the submission that theassociation will be in form of (i) 'Joint Venture' or (ii) 'Lead firm and Sub-consulting firm' and which firm is the leadfirm. The firm should be in position to field a team consisting of at least the following members.  Please note that only the firm's qualifications andexperience as indicated above will be evaluated at shortlisted stage, but not individual expert bio data.  The below key experts' CVs are not required at this stage: Project ManagerRequirements [1person] Reporting to the Project Director, the Project Manager will lead the project team leaders and managing the constraints ofthe project management triangle such as the project risk, project stakeholders the project schedule, project conflicts and deliveryof the e-Government portal project as well. ?               A good university degree with priorinformation and communications (infocomm) industryand/or public sector experience. ?               At least 15 years relevant work experience, with at least 8 years managerialexperience. ?               Track record of delivering superiorresults, commanding respect, and assuming leadershiproles. ?               Able to think strategically and develop clear and effective plans to implement thestrategies. ?               Excellent communication and writingskills. ?               Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people atjunior and seniorlevels and from diverse backgrounds. ?               Operates with excellence in mind inall matters, with the confidence to defend/debateideas without ego interfering. ?               Awareness of ICT industry and technology trends and ability to apply knowledge tospecific government domains. ?               Self-starter, self-disciplined, creative and resilient. ?               Project Management and/or consulting experience preferred. Team Leader(Applications) Requirements [2 persons] Reporting to the Project Manager, the Team Leader will leadin the overall planning and managing of e-Government portal andelectronic service projects from project initiation to implementation and maintenance, to meet business objectives, and inalignment with thee-Government strategy and directions. ?               Degree in Computer/Computer Science, Electronics and Computer Engineering, InformationTechnology or equivalent. ?               Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in IT project management; with a good trackrecord in managing government ICT projects. ?               Experience with at least one major government-related software development lifecycle. ?               Candidates with consulting experience will have an added advantage. ?               Able to effectively engage senior stakeholders and partner agencies. ?               Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation and negotiationskills. ?               Pro-active, resilient and self-starter with an analytical and creative mind Team leader(Infrastructure) Requirements [1person] Reporting to the Project Managers,the Team Leader will leadin the overall planning and managing of e-Government Infrastructureprojects from project initiation to implementation and maintenance, to meet business objectives, and in alignment with thee-Government strategy and directions. ?               Degree in Computer/Computer Science, Electronics andComputer Engineering,Information Technology or equivalent. ?               Minimum 8 years of relevant workingexperience in ICT project and service managementwith 5 years in a project lead role. Relevant IT experience in designing and deploying enterprise level network and systemsinfrastructure (Experience in network security and/or development of IT Technical Architecture plans will be an addedadvantage) ?               Good knowledge of servers/network/desktop/IT security, and ICT operations toeffectively manage vendors. ?               Experience in designing and managing enterprise infrastructure. ?               Proven track record in running a large-scale ICT services ?               Strong knowledge of public sector policies, function and operations ?               Ability to think strategically, work independently and possess strong communicationskills ?               Results-oriented and able to deliver in a very fast-paced environment Team Leader (Marketingand Training) Requirements [1person] Reporting to the Project Managers,the Team Leader of thee-Government Marketing and Training Manager willlead in the overall planning and managing of eGovernment marketing and training activities from project initiation toimplementation, to meet e-Government objectives, and in alignment with the eGovernment strategy and directions. ?               Minimum 8 years of experience in communications,including media policy and management, marketing communications, Business Management, events management, website management and/oronline communications. ?               Experience in public and/or privatesector communication work targeted at the citizensand firms. ?               Good understanding of multi-channelcommunications including new mediatrends. ?               Proven project management skills. ?               Proactive self-starter with an analytical and creative mind. ?               Excellent written and verbal communication skills. ?               Result and customer-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)"method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest, NOT EXCEEDING20 pages  (including the 5-page summary) must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by June 1 , 2015. Attn: 1.                 U Than Htun Aung,  Building  Number 2, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar Tel: +95 67407435,Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm 2.                 Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin,  IAC, S12 Exchange  Building ,  Ministry of Communications  and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar Tel:+95 9 2000037,Fax:+95 67 421777 E-mail: nwenisoeyin@gmail.com, nwenisy@mpt.net.mm
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