Spectrum auction: PTA shortlists five consultants

November 22, 2013 6:26 PM

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Consul­tant compan­y to be chosen in 10 days: source­s.

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) has shortlisted five consultants for the spectrum auction for next-generation mobile services. The telecom regulator will award the consultancy contract to the finalist in 10 working days, it has been learnt by The Express Tribune.

PTA had received seven bids from various consulting firms in response to its advertisements for hiring an international consultant for the spectrum auction for next-generation mobile services earlier this month.

After going through the technical proposals submitted by various consultants, the Evaluation Committee – PTA’s special committee constituted for the evaluation of the bids – has shortlisted five consultants, a source familiar with the matter told The Express Tribune.

The financial proposals will be opened tomorrow, the official said, while the contract will be awarded after the final selection in about ten working days – a requirement of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Rules.

Once the consultants are on board, they will overview the information memorandum – the policy document for the spectrum auction – and finalise it. The PTA will then invite bids from telecom firms interested in buying the license for the next-generation mobile services.

Source: tribune.com.pk

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