THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Project Name: Consultancy Service to conduct Feasibility Study on the establishment of a National Data Centre
Contract duration: 5 months (beginning from the day the contract signed)
In a bid to accomplish the set goals of the National Development Plan, 2018-2021 under Critical Enabler 5, which is: Making the Gambia a Digital Nation and creating a modern information society, the Ministry of Information & Communications Infrastructure has developed strategies. One of these include the establishment of a National Data Centre to strengthen e-government.
The establishment will improve nationwide e-Service delivery and enable platforms for the people to utilize e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Health, e-Tourism, e-Education among others. It will also contribute to making the Gambia a Digital and Data Hub for foreign investors likewise giant Content Providers such as Google, Amazon, NetFlix, YouTube, and Apple. This will accelerate the speed of access to Data services and a cost reduction on upstream transmission for local Service providers. Moreover, it will bring about revenue due to increase incoming traffic from the region and globally.
For establishing a National Data Center, a feasibility study will first be required to assess the current landscape involving the existing infrastructure, human resource capacity and market as well as the cost involved. This is essential to ensure a proper implementation, while utilizing available resources in the process.
II.Purpose and Objectives
The Objective of the Feasibility Study is to ensure Government takes an informed decision by end of 3rd Quarter, 2020 on the implementation process while factoring the utilization of already existing resources, structures and market for a quality and cost-effective approach.
Interested persons or firm must submit their applications along with a technical and financial proposal in sealed envelopes marked “Consultancy Service to conduct Feasibility Study on the establishment of a National Data Centre” and address to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure,
MDI Road, Kanifing
•Any interested candidate(s) who wants a complete copy of the TOR can reach out to Fatou Darboe- Procurement Officer on (220)3505018/ 7970440 or Sanusi Drammeh Principal ICT Officer on (220)6500280
•The Cost of the Bidding Document is five thousand dalasis (5000.00) only
•All proposals must reach the above address on or before: 13th July, 2020