CLARIFICATIONS - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd- Indias No 1

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    S. No. EOI Clarifications sought Clarifications issued by

    Clause No. BSNL.

    1. 3 (a) We suggest BSNL to kindly allow the Not Agreed.

    system integratos to bid directly and

    modify the clause as “The Bidder /OEM

    should have supplied, installed,

    integrated, tested and commissioned

    MNP gateway in the network of at least

    two Telecom Service Providers in any

    country. Work experience should include

    integrating the MNP Gateway with MCHA,

    NPDB, Billing, Provisioning system of

    GSM/ CDA network and SSTP networks

    (LPDBs) /Signalling Gateways.

    Certificate from the said Telecom Service

    Providers is required to be submitted

    stating that the said equipment is working

    satisfactorily for at least last one year as

    on the date of submission of response

    against this EOI”

    2. 3 (b) We suggest BSNL to kindly allow the Not Agreed.

    system integratos to bid directly and

    modify the clause as “The Bidder or its

    OEM should be an MNP Gateway

    Solution Provider (GSP) or its subsidiary”.

    3. 4 (iii) What are Fault Tolerance and High Refer Para 4 (iii) of EOI.

    Availability requirements for MNP

    Gateway ?

    4. 4 (iii) What is the High Availability (HA) Refer Para 4 (iii) of EOI.

    requirements for the report server?

    5. 5 Is there a requirement for MNP Gateway MNP Gateway is required to

    to segregate the signalling / data traffic handle porting

    and management traffic on different communication between

    LANs. BSNL and other operators

     via MCHAs and down

    loading of data base of

    ported numbers from NPDB

    of the 2 MCHAs. Each of the

    MNP Gateways will be

    connected to the MPLS

    network of BSNL via

    redundant links. Logical

    connections will be

    established from MNP

    gateways to various network

    elements as stated in Para 5

    of the EOI.

    6. 5 Does the proposal need to include LAN Yes, the proposal needs to infrastructure (like routers, switched etc.) include LAN infrastructure.

    or these will be provided by BSNL? Router at MNP Gateway

     end, for connectivity to

    MPLS / network elements of

    BSNL, will also be provided

    by the supplier. However,

    media for the said

    connectivity will be provided

    by BSNL.

    7. 5 Is there a requirement for the MNP Yes, MNP Gateway is Gateway to support reconciliation or required to ensure that LPDB reconciliation will be done by BSNL by is synchronized with NPDB looking at the reports? of the 2 MCHAs in real time.

    MNP Gateway is also

    required to reconcile BSNL

    Circle-wise data of porting

    communication between

    BSNL and the 2 MCHAs.

    8. 5 (i) Is there a requirement for flexible Yes, MNP Gateway is scheduling for synchronization with required to synchronize MCHA ? LPDB with NPDB of both the

     MCHAs in real time.

    9. 5 (iii) Our understanding from the clause is that MNP Gateway provider will BSNL will do the integration of B&CCS provide the API which should system with the APIs provided by MNP be CORBA compliant or web Gateway Provider and the responsibility service. B&CCS system will of integration with B&CCS system is of invoke the said API for BSNL. Please clarify. integration with MNP

     Gateway to work as client to

    the MNP Gateway.

    Responsibility for end to end

    integration will be of the


    10. 5 (iii) Which all BSNL B&CCS systems will be Refer Para 5 (iii) of the EOI.

    integrated with MNP Gateway?

    11. 5 (iii) What is the interface supported by BSNL Presently, CORBA interface B&CCS systems? and web service interface

    are supported; however, in

    future any other standard

    interface has to be supported

    by MNP Gateway, if


    12. 5 (iii) It is assumed that B&CCS systems are B&CCS systems are not redundant? Is the access to these redundant. Presently, there

redundant system through the single IP is no DR (Disaster Recovery)

    on multiple IPs ? for the four B&CCS Systems.

     BSNL is deploying

    intermediate DR and DR

    sites at four different

    geographical locations.

    Supplier is required to

    integrate the same with the

    MNP Gateways.

    13. 5 (viii) What are Disaster Recovery requirements Refer Para 5 (viii) of the EOI.

    of MNP Gateway? Disaster recovery platform

    will take over the operations

    of main platform as soon as

    and till the time the main

    platform is down.

    14. 5 (xi) What is the level of integration required Refer Para 5 (x) and (xi) of

    between MNP Gateway EMS with BSNL the EOI. Integration is NMS? Is it only for alarms or anything required both for Alarms as

    else? well as for operation and

     maintenance of the MNP


    Annexure-III 15. Bid security. Format of bid security is

    amended as per Annexure.



Whereas .................................. (hereinafter called "the Bidder") has submitted its bid

    dated............for the supply of ........................ vide Tender No…………………… dated............

    KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that WE ....................... OF .................... having our registered

    office at .................(hereinafter called "the Bank") are bound unto Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

    (hereinafter called "the Purchaser") in the sum of Rs.................... for which payment will and truly

    to be made of the said Purchaser, the Bank binds itself, its successors and assigns by these


    THE CONDITIONS of the obligation are :

1. If the Bidder withdraws his bid during the period of bid validity specified by the Bidder on the

    Bid form or

    2. If the Bidder, having been notified of the acceptance of his bid by the Purchaser during the

    period of bid validity:

    (a) fails or refuses to execute the Contract, if required; or

    (b) fails or refuses to furnish the Performance Security, in accordance with the

    instructions to Bidders.

We undertake to pay to the Purchaser up to the above amount upon receipt of its first written

    demand, without the purchaser having to substantiate its demand, provided that in its demand, the

    purchaser will note that the amount claimed by it is due to it owning to the occurrence of one or

    both of the two conditions, specifying the occurred condition or conditions.

This guarantee will remain in force up to and including thirty (30) days after the period of BID thvalidity i.e. upto 10 March 2010 and any demand in respect thereof should reach the Bank not

    later than the specified date/dates.

Signature of the Bank Authority.


    Signed in Capacity of

Name & Signature of witness Full address of Branch

Address of witness Tel No. of Branch

    Fax No. of Branch

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