REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP A HARMONISED COST MODEL FOR ROAMING SERVICES IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORS’ ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (CRASA)

The Communication Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) is a consultative body of regulators and other stakeholders dealing in telecommunications, broadcasting and postal sectors. CRASA was established under the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology, which encourages the establishment of industry-based bodies or forums with a view of ensuring participation by industries in telecommunications and postal policy development.
The core reason for the establishment of CRASA is to facilitate harmonisation of ICT and Postal policies and regulatory frameworks in SADC. This was in response to SADC leaderships’ common vision, which recognized that individual information, communications and postal markets, in the region, were not big enough to have comparative advantage on the global arena as well as attract adequate investment to build modern infrastructure for provision of universally accessible ICTs and Postal services. Market integration was, therefore, identified as the solution to the challenge.

Currently, thirteen (13) regulatory institutions in the SADC region are active members of CRASA and are based in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

CRASA hereby invites proposal from reputable companies with substantial experience to develop a harmonised roaming cost model for Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as detailed in Section 3 of this Request for Proposals (RFP) document.

The Technical and Financial Proposals shall be sent to the following address not later than 10.00 am on Thursday, 30th November 2017 and should be addressed to:

The Chairman Executive Bid Committee
CRASA Plot 143,
Unit 2 Gaborone International Finance Park
P.O. Box AD 135 ADD
Gaborone
Botswana

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