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E-TENDER FOR RFP FOR PROCUREMENT OPERATING SYSTEM AND OTHER EQUIPMENTS AS DETAILED IN THIS RFP
Date: 18/01/2017 RFP NO-25
IMPORTANT DATE: LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF QUOTES: 22th January, 2017
THROUGH E- TENDERING MODULE
State Bank of India (SBI), Bangladesh Operations, invites quotation (Technical and Commercial) for procuring equipments as contained in this Request For Proposal (RFP). Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEM), or their authorised distributors in Bangladesh and Qualified as per the other criteria contained in this RFP are invited to participate in the RFP process for supply of one server and operating system as mentioned in this RFP document. The equipments to be purchased shall have a minimum of three year’s warranty period. Specifications of the equipments and details terms and conditions and other details of the procurement are as detailed in this RFP document.
a) RFP shall mean Request for Proposal.
b) Bid, Tender, Quotation and RFP are interchangeably used to mean the same thing.
c) The Bidder (The OEM / authorized distributor of OEM who is participating in this process) is expected to examine all instructions, forms, Terms and Conditions and technical specifications in the Bidding Document. Submission of a Bid not responsive to the Bidding Document in every respect will be at the Bidder’s risk and may result in the rejection of its Bid without any further reference to the Bidder.
d) SBI reserves the right to take any decision with regard to RFP process for addressing any situation which is not explicitly covered in the RFP document.
e) The Bidder must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest with SBI, Bangladesh Operations.
2. Scope of Work: Procurement of equipments.
The equipments to be procured and offered by the bidders shall have a minimum warranty period of 3 years for UPS/Sticker Receipt Printer. For others it shall be as per the manufacturer’s standard policy, however, should not be less than one year. They also have to enter into a SLA (Service Level Agreement) for AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) with SBI for 2 (two) years. The equipments also have to be installed by the vendor and made it functional at SBI premises or as instructed by SBI (in Dhaka only).
Details of the procurement, including quantity to be procured are as under:
(Specifications of the Equipments to be procured: In this specification, wherever there is a mentioned of a particular make / model of a manufacturer that is done purely to specify the minimum level of that product. By doing so, SBI do not restrict product of any particular manufacturer).
IMPORTANT: THE NUMBER OF EQUIPMENT OF EACH CATEGORY MAY SLIGHILY INCREASE OR DECREASE AS PER ACTUAL REQUIREMENTS.
If any prospective bidder wants to have clarification over any issue pertaining to this procurement process, she / he may send an e-mail to email@example.com within 10th January, 2017. SBI will try to clarify the issue over mail. If it is not possible to clarify over mail, the undersigned will call such prospective bidder for a personal meeting on a particular day and time.
State Bank of India
Uday Tower (1st Floor) Gulshan Avenue,
5. Time Schedule:
The supply and installation of the equipments shall be made within 02 days from the date of acceptance of the work order by the L1 bidder. The prospective bidders has to submit an undertaking to the effect that in case they fail to complete the work within 03 days, bank would be free to impose penalty as per the terms of this Request for Proposal (RFP) which shall be (penalty) @ 5% of the entire price of the contract amount per day for the days of delay .
(a) Eligibility of the Bidders: All Bangladeshi citizen, / Firms (proprietorship / partnership / companies, etc.) formed and constituted by Bangladeshi Citizens in Bangladesh and OEM of the product(s) they / it are quoting for or authorised distributor by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in Bangladesh. Bidders must submit a copy of such authorisation along with the Bids.
(b) They shall have minimum Five years experience in similar line of activity. They have to submit documentary proof to that effect, if necessary.
(c) Up-to-date VAT clearance certificate, TIN No, Valid Trade license and /or any other license / approval as may be necessary as per the law.
Prices quoted in the Bid should include all costs excluding VAT & Tax. The VAT & Tax should be shown separately in the Price Schedule.
8.Period of Validity of Bids
Bids shall remain valid for a period of 60 days after the date of Bid opening.
9. Signing of Bid
The Bid shall be signed by a person or persons duly authorized to sign on behalf of the Bidder.
All pages of the bid, except for printed instruction manuals and specification sheets shall be initialed by the person or persons signing the bid. The Bid shall contain no interlineations, erasures, or overwriting, except to correct errors made by the Bidder, in which case such corrections shall be initialed by the person or persons signing The Bid.
The Bid shall be signed by a person or persons duly authorized to bind the Bidder to the contract. Such authority shall be either in the form of a written and duly stamped Power of Attorney or a Board Resolution duly certified by the company’s competent authority, extract of which duly certified as true copy should accompany the Bid.
The Bid shall be in English Language
11. Rejection of Bid
The Bid is liable to be rejected if:
a) The document doesn’t bear signature of authorized person.
b) It is received through Telegram/Fax/E-mail.
c) It is received after expiry of the due date and time stipulated for Bid submission.
d) Incomplete/incorrect Bids, including non –submission or non-furnishing of requisite documents / Conditional Bids / Bids not conforming to the terms and conditions stipulated in this Request for Proposal are liable for rejection by SBI.
12. Extension of Deadline for submission of Bid
SBI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for submission of bids by amending the Bidding Documents which will be intimated through SBI website (www.sbibd.com), in which case all rights and obligations of SBI and Bidders will thereafter be subject to the deadline as extended.
13. Intellectual Property and Copy right
The L1 vendor shall pass on genuine and licensed copies of Operating Systems as per Intellectual Property and Copyright act, and SBI can’t be in anyway held responsible any act or omission of the vendor in this regard.
14. Amendment of Bidding Documents
At any time prior to the deadline for submission of bids, SBI, may for any reason, whether at its own initiative or in response to a clarification requested by a Bidder, amend the Bidding Documents.
Amendments will be provided in the form of Addenda/corrigenda to the Bidding Documents, which will be posted in SBI’s website. Addenda will be binding on Bidders. It will be assumed that the amendments contained in such Addenda / Corrigenda had been taken into account by the Bidder in its Bid.
In order to afford Bidders reasonable time in which to take the amendment into account in preparing their bids, SBI may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for the submission of bids, in which case, the extended deadline will be posted in SBI’s website.
From the date of issue, the addenda to the tender shall be deemed to form an integral part of the RFP
15. Late Bid
Bids received after the scheduled date & time will not be accepted by SBI under any circumstances. SBI will not be responsible for any delay due to postal service or any other means.
16. Modifications and Withdrawal of Bids
Bids once submitted will be treated, as final and no further correspondence will be entertained on this count. No Bid will be modified after the deadline for submission of bids.
17. Right to Reject, Accept / Cancel the bid
SBI reserves the right to accept or reject, in full or in part, any or all the offers without assigning any reason whatsoever. SBI does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves the right to reject all or any bid or cancel the Tender RFP process, any time during the tender/ RFP Process, without assigning any reason whatsoever. SBI also has the right to re-issue the Tender without the Vendors having the right to object to such re-issue.
18. How to submit the Bids:
The interested bidders shall participate through e- Tendering module of SBI. For this they shall login to our website www.sbibd.com. And can submit their quotes online after registering for e-tendering.
Process of evaluation of Bids:
The Technical quotes will be opened first and evaluated and the commercial quotes of those bidders will be opened who would qualify as per the technical specifications.
19. Checking of Bid Documents by the prospective bidders:
The following items must be checked before the Bid is submitted:
a) Eligibility criteria response, Technical and Commercial Bids prepared in accordance with the RFP document.
b) All the pages of the Bid documents, Technical Bid and Commercial Bid duly sealed and signed by the authorized signatory.
c) Prices are to be quoted in Bangladeshi Taka (Taka).
d) All the pages of the submitted document as part of Bid duly sealed and signed by the authorized signatory.
20. RFP Abandonment
SBI may at its discretion abandon this RFP process any time before Notification of Award or Purchase Order.
21. Where and whom to submit the Bids:
Interested parties who are eligible are requested to submit their Bids as per following schedule:
The BIDSs shall be submitted before 22th January, 2017, up to 4PM, by e-tendering mode.
The authorized representative(s) of the OEM or authorized/ licensed vendors of OEM in Bangladesh are requested to be present at the time of opening of the Technical and Commercial bids/ quotes. Maximum two representatives from a single bidder would be allowed to be present. After opening of the technical quote, evaluation would be made as per the specification of the bank. Those who disqualify as per their technical quotes, their commercial quotes would not be opened nor would be returned.
22. Fate of earlier bids when revised bid submitted by any vendor(s) as per modification made by the Bank.
Please note that for any amendments / or modification in the RFP document, no notification will be published in print media (News paper). The interested vendors should refer to our website for any amendment or modification till the last date of submission of the document. The vendor(s) who have already submitted their bid at the time of amendment / modification made by SBI, can submit fresh revised bid, which will be considered by the bank (the old bid submitted earlier, would not be considered).
State Bank of India
Uday Tower (1st Floor) Gulshan Avenue,
FORMAT FOR TECHNICAL QUOTE : ANNEXURE -A
23. Format for Financial quote: ANNEXURE-B
I certify that there is no deviation between the specifications of the products quoted above by me and the specifications of the product given by SBI in RFP document.
SIGNATURE OF THE BIDDER
CHECK LIST FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS
The bidder has to fill-up this Check-list.