PTA has received expression of interest from 7 national and international consulting firms who will be analyzed further for 3G auction’s consultancy. Bids were opened on 01:30pm at PTA headquarters on 12th November 2013 by Evaluation Committee formed for the evaluation of the bids.
As per official statement of the authority, bids were invited through advertisement in national and international newspaper and on website of PPRA. PTA shall decide among the seven firms, based upon financial and technical proposals in accordance with relevant rules.
Duties of selected consultant shall require them to perform professional analysis, input, and advice/recommendations on the whole auction process as per PTA’s RFP and ToR. Chosen firm is also going to make sure that auction is performed in transparent manner, avert collusion and that competition is ensured.
For past 5 years Pakistan has been waiting for auction of next generation of technology and finally it seems that the track to its auction is moving in a smooth way and even much more smoother road lies ahead after selection of consultant that shall make sure that auction is concluded by February 2014.