MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED
EOI No: MTNL/20-80(378)/2009-MM/ EOI for
Deployment of Femto Cell Solution
Expression of Interest
Deployment of Femto Cell Solution in 3G
Networks of MTNL Delhi & Mumbai
No: MTNL/20-80(378)/2009-MM/EOI for Deployment of Femto Cell Solution
October 22, 2009
Expression of Interest (EOI) for Deployment of Femto Cell Solution in the 3G
networks of MTNL Delhi & Mumbai.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is as major telecommunication
service provider in Delhi & Mumbai. It is offering full range of telecom services /
solutions like Voice, Data, Internet, Broadband, VOIP, IPTV etc. from its vast fixed
& mobile networks in its license service areas of Delhi & Mumbai.
In its quest to develop world class telecom facilities for its esteemed subscribers
and efficient utilization of spectrum which is a precious scare national resource,
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) intends to utilize its vast fixed line
and Broadband Networks for carrying the 3G Wireless network traffic by way of
deployment of Femto Cell solution in Delhi & Mumbai.
2.0 The evaluation & deployment of proposed Femto Cell solution will be done in two
2.1 Stage -1: The interested Vendors will be allowed to deploy their Femto Cell Solution
(Minimum of 20 nos. of Femto cells of enterprise, non enterprise solution or
combination of both) in the area allotted by MTNL either in Delhi or Mumbai as a pilot
project at its own cost. The deployed Femto cell solution shall be tested and evaluated
as per the prevailing industry standards/criteria finalized by MTNL in consultation with
the respective Vendors.
2.2. Stage –II: The successful Vendors, whose Femto Cell Solutions are found to be
suitable for induction in MTNL Network under Stage-I, will be allowed to participate
in Stage-II deployment process. Based on the outcome of the testing under Stage-
I, the business model for stage-II will be decided later on by MTNL in consultation
with the Vendors. The business model can be deployment through outright
purchase by MTNL or through revenue share / managed capacity models etc.
2.3. Vendors who respond to this EOI will be involved in the Stage-I & Stage-II process.
The manufacturer/technology providers of Femto cell who are interested in
deployment of their product/solution in MTNL’s network may forward the technical
details of their product/solution.
3.0 SCOPE of WORK:
The work shall comprise of the following activities, which are indicative but not
(i) The Vendor will carry out turn-key job of Femto cell implementation for MTNL
including design & dimensioning, supply of necessary hardware / software,
installation, integration with MTNL network elements.
(ii) Requisite test / measuring equipment required for measuring the
performance of Femto Cell during testing will have to be arranged by the
Vendor at site of MTNL.
(iii) Miscellaneous: Any another activity (ies) necessary for the smooth
implementation of the solution and successful execution of entire scope of
(iv) The Vendor shall commission the Femto Cell solution within three months
from the date of issue of letter.
(v) MTNL will provide the space, power, air condition and back haul for the
trial period only.
4.0 TESTING PROCEDURE / INSPECTIONS AND TESTS:
The test schedule / procedure for testing the Vendor’s product / will be mutually
decided between Vendor & MTNL. The testing will be conducted jointly by MTNL &
Vendor. All reasonable facilities and assistance like Testing instruments and other
test requisites shall be provided by the vendor at no charge to the MTNL.
5.0 SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:
Companies are required to submit their Technical Proposal in sealed cover at the
following address latest upto 13.00hrs on 23.11.2009.
Sh. Balveer Singh
Room No. 1314, 13th Floor
Jeevan Bharti Building
The following should be clearly mentioned on the said sealed cover; -
(i) Name of the Company
(ii) Response to the Expression of Interest for Femto Cell.
(iii) Type of Proposal (i.e. Technical )
Each page of the proposals ( Technical ) must be duly signed and stamped by the
authorized signatory. Each page of the proposals should be duly numbered and
total number of pages in the proposal should be clearly mentioned in Technical
proposal. The authorized signatory for submission of Technical Proposal will
be only one person. In case any paper which is a photocopy and submitted as
part of the proposal then the same has to be certified by the Company’s CS/CA.
All documents have to be submitted in English Language. In case, if copy of any
original document has been asked for in this EOI which is in a language other than
English, then the same should be submitted along with its English translation. The
English translation should be duly authenticated and signed by the authorized
proposal should be addressed to:-
Shri Mukesh Kumar
MTNL Corporate office
13th Floor, Tower-I, Jeevan Bharati Building (Room No. 1307)
Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001.
6.0 PROPOSAL SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:
(I) Vendor will submit the complete Technical proposal along with the objectives
and operational need of a Femto cell such as details of CS and PS calls
supported, expected data rate, bandwidth requirement, operational
requirement in the existing systems etc. The Vendor will also submit the
network structure diagram, details of all the network equipments including
make, model, hardware, software, integration, licenses details etc.
(II) Vendor will also submit the testing procedure along with the offer for testing
their equipments. The test schedule / Procedure will be mutually decided
between Vendor & MTNL.
(III) Technical Proposal should also contain the following in the same serial
a) Following format duly filed in: -
Sl. No. Particulars Details
1. Company Name & Address
2. Country base/HQ
3. Do you have a local representative in India?
If yes, please give name and contact details.
4. Is your equipment is certified by any agency
worldwide. If yes please enclose copy of
5. Have you supplied, installed, integrated,
tested and commissioned the said equipment
in the network of any other Telecom operator
world wide. If yes, details of network where
the same has been implemented are also
required to be submitted.
6. Detailed hardware and software technical
specifications of the Femto Cell including
b) Latest Annual Report of the Company
c) Copy of the Articles of Association & Memorandum of Association of the
d) Certificate of Registration and incorporation.
e) List of Directors on the Board of the Company with their address(es),
contract telephone numbers, etc.
f) Any other details / information
g) An undertaking in the format enclosed as Annexure – I in regards to abide
by all the terms and conditions stated in this EOI.
h) For supply of any software i.e. operating system or any applications software
the Vendor shall provide a Certificate Of Authenticity (COA), signed by
Authorised Signatory stating that all Software supplied are authentic and
7.0 EVALUATION OF THE PROPOSALS:
Technical proposals will be examined as per the prevailing industry standards.
Only technically suitable proposals will be considered for pilot project under Stage-I.
The vendor will be allowed to participate in stage II procedures after successful
testing of the equipments against Stage I.
8.0 DISPUTE RESOLUTION / ARBITRATION:
a. In the event of any question, dispute or difference arising under this EOI or in
connection there-with (except to the matters, the decision to which is
specifically provided under this EOI), the same shall be referred to the sole
arbitration of the CMD, MTNL or in case his designation is changed or his
office is abolished, then in such cases to the sole arbitration of the officer for
the time being entrusted (whether in addition to his own duties or otherwise)
with the functions of the CMD, MTNL or by whatever designation such an
officer may be called (hereinafter referred to as the said officer), and if the
CMD or the said officer is unable or unwilling to act as such, then to the sole
arbitration of some other person appointed by the CMD or the said officer.
The agreement to appoint an arbitrator will be in accordance with the
Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. There will be no objection to any such
appointment on the ground that the arbitrator is a Government Servant or
that he has to deal with the matter to which the agreement relates or that in
the course of his duties as a Government Servant he has expressed his
views on all or any other matters in dispute. The award of the arbitrator shall
be final and binding on both the parties to the agreement. In the event of
such an arbitrator to whom the matter is originally referred, being transferred
or vacating his office or being unable to act for any reason whatsoever, the
CMD, MTNL or the said officer shall appoint another person to act as an
arbitrator in accordance with terms of the EOI and the person so appointed
shall be entitled to proceed from the stage at which it was left out by the
b. The arbitrator may from time to time with the consent of both the parties
enlarge the time frame for making and publishing the award. Subject to the
aforesaid, arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and the rules made there
under any modification thereof for the time being in force shall be deemed to
apply to the arbitration proceeding under this clause.
c. The venue of the arbitration proceeding shall be the office of the CMD,
MTNL, New Delhi or such other places as the arbitrator may decide.
9.0 GENERAL CONDITIONS:
(i) MTNL reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or to
annul the EOI process and reject all proposals, at any time
prior to finalization without assigning any reason whatsoever
and without thereby assigning any liability to the affected EOI
participant on the ground of MTNL’s action (s),
(ii) Any effort by a company to influence the proposal
comparison/evaluation/work award decision by way of
overt/covert canvassing shall result in no consideration /
rejection of its proposal.
Annexure – I
Format of undertaking to be enclosed with the proposal
(To be enclosed along with the Technical Proposal)
Jeevan Bharati Building, Connaught Place,
New Delhi – 110 001.
It is hereby undertaken to comply with all the terms and conditions of this EOI and
to successfully and timely carry out the entire scope of work mentioned in the EOI to the
satisfaction of MTNL.
Date Signature of Authorized Signatory
Place Name of Authorized Signatory
Stamp Contact details of Authorized Signatory:-