After getting the Policy Directive for Auction of 3G/4G licenses from Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has today issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) for hiring of consultancy services for the auction of the next-gen telecom licenses.
The consultant(s) hired for the purpose will be responsible to procure the auction in a transparent, professional and profitable manner.
Consultants, when hired, will prepare the IM (information memorandum) for the auction of 3G/Advanced technology licenses in Pakistan.
The IM is supposed to be the document that details the methodology of auction, base price, allocation of spectrum for auction and other similar information for interested buyers. IM will also define the criteria, requirements and other prerequisites for taking part in the auction.
PTA said that RFPs can be submitted before November 12th, 2013 and if everything goes as planned then authority will be able to hire a consultant by the end of November.
It merits mentioning here that PTA, last year, had selected two consultants for the same purpose, however, their selection went controversial when Member Technical of PTA (back then) termed the hiring illegal. Later on things went bad and can easily be called a disaster.
It won’t be out of place to mention here that hiring of a consultant for procurement of telecom licenses is a mandatory requirement as per PPRA rules.
For your reference, here is today’s RFP for the hiring of consultancy services: