RFP SABEN/0016/2020: TVET Colleges Connection Project (TCCP) Round 2

Access Network Circuits Connecting TVET College Campuses to SANReN

The TVET Colleges Connection Project (TCCP) invites requests for proposals for the second round of access network circuits connecting TVET college campuses to the SANReN network. Closing date: 19 June 2020.

RFP Documents

Questions & Answers

Q: Many of the sites were quoted on in the first RFP. Would the sites not be awarded to the next eligible bidder, should the initial successful bidder not be in a position to deliver?

A: A process of “next eligible” bidder was followed, where rational and affordable. This proved to be unaffordable to the project budget. No affordable suppliers were available, hence Round 2 to give the market an opportunity to resubmit proposals.

Q: Will a Service Provider be permitted to provide primary and secondary pricing scenarios i.e. 1) Primary for Fibre and 2) Secondary for Microwave?

 A: Please refer to section 10 of the RFP (Proposal Design and Costing Instructions).


10.4   More than one connection proposal may be submitted for any one site. In such a case, a fully completed row should be inserted for each unique proposal. This could be for:

10.4.1    Pricing for more than one PoP.

10.4.2    Pricing for more than one Technology.

10.4.3    Pricing for more than one connection bandwidth.


Please may we have the Excel version of the PoP list to avoid delays?


Find attached Excel version of the PoP spreadsheet.


Will the recorded session of yesterday’s briefing session, will be made available to the participants?



We won’t be making the recording available.

We will post the presentation on the websites as well as the questions and answers raised.


Can a NDA be signed to share Audited Financials?



Yes. NDA document to be submitted to the gue@hpqtc.pr.op email address.


Please could you confirm the following:

Annexure 2 - Price Proposal Template TCCP RFP0016_2020 Round 2 v2 – provides a total of 42 College sites.

Annexure 3 - TVET College Campus List and PoPs TCCP RFP0016_2020 v1.0 – provides a total of 50 College sites.

 Please confirm that we should only to work with the 42 provided sites on Annexure 2 - Price Proposal Template TCCP RFP0016_2020 Round 2 v2


Only work on the 42 campus sites that were provided for in Annexure 2 – Price Proposal Template.


Must the equipment be a certain grade? I.E, NEW, Refurb, either? If so please clarify.


How would the warranty and maintenance be affected for refurb kit? Can you provide pricing on both new and refurb?



Do you have the correct Nokia/Alcatel part numbers for the following;

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Can Juniper equivalents be proposed in this RFQ?


The standard for the project and the network is Juniper.


 Access Connections – Round 2 RFP – Compulsory Briefing Session 20 May 2020

Please click on the below link and follow the instructions:

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- The meeting will automatically be recorded once it commences.

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