Governments of Tunisia and Libya are to open international tenders for fixed and mobile telecommunication network and services.
The Ministry of Communication Technologies of the Republic of Tunisia intends to issue, through an open international tender, a license for the provision of public fixed and second and third generation mobile telecommunications networks and services in Tunisia. Parties that are interested in applying for the license are required to register and need to pay a non-refundable fee of Six thousand Tunisian Dinars (TND 6,000) or US $ 4,400. The registration fee can be paid online through www.infocom.tn. The submissions of tenders are open till 5th May 2009.
The General Telecommunications Authority (GTA) of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya) has announced its intention to grant one fixed and mobile license to one service provider (operator) to offer advanced cellular mobile and fixed services in the Libyan territory. The objective is to offer the opportunity to the private sector to deploy and operate new infrastructure capable of delivering fixed and mobile services to the citizens of Libya. The license would be awarded by way of an open competition based on a comparative selection method followed by a bidding or negotiation stage. The licensing process designed by the GTA includes three stages: 1. Subscription; 2. Qualification stage; 3. Biddging stage. Parties that are interested in applying for the license are required to register and subscribe. The subscription amount (in Libyan dollars), for participation to call for tender is LYD 650,000 of which LYD 400,000 will be refunded at the end of the process. The subscription process is open up to 13th May 2009.