BSNL floated EoI for registration-cum-participation in the upcoming BSNL 4G tender.


The state-run PSU BSNL floated an Expression of interest (EoI) for registration-cum-participation in the upcoming BSNL 4G tender and proof of concept (PoC) from Indian companies for planning, engineering, supply, installation testing, commissioning, and annual maintenance of 57,000 (tentative) 4G sites in North, East, West, and South zones along with Delhi & Mumbai LSA of MTNL.

BSNL keeping the spirit of the ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ initiative of the government of India to promote indigenous manufacturing in the telecom sector for the upcoming BSNL 4G tender.

All prospective bidders are required to register through EoI and necessarily submit the proposal through this EoI for the upcoming BSNL 4G tender irrespective of the technical proven-ness of their equipment.

Digitally signed online proposals are invited by CMD BSNL from Indian registered companies, for submitting their intention for registration to participate in the upcoming BSNL 4G tender either by meeting ALL eligibility conditions on the date of submission of a proposal or by meeting all other eligibility condition except technical prove-ness.

Who are eligible for the Upcoming BSNL 4G tender

In order to qualify as an eligible Bidder either System integrator (SI) or OEM of both 4G RAN as well as Core for the upcoming BSNL 4G tender, a  prospective Bidder shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registration fee of Rs. 5,00,000 +18% GST (Non-refundable) is required to submit in favor of BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi
  • The Bidder shall be a company registered & headquarter in India and incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, l 956/2013.
  • The source code for the core as well as RAN should be deposited in an Escrow account. The Escrowed version of the software shall be upgraded/updated regularly and will be the same as the version in the field.
  • The bidder shall have an average annual financial turnover of Rs. 2500 crores during the last three years.

Technical proven-ness

The bidder or its consortium member(s) shall be OEM of 4G radio Nodes.

The bidder or its consortium member(s) shall possess experience in planning, engineering, supply, installation. commissioning of:

  • At least 45,600 nos. 4G Radio nodes in any single networks
    • Or
  • At least 28,500 nos. 4G Radio nodes in at least two different networks each.
    • Or
  • At least 22,800 nos. 4G Radio nodes in at least three different networks each.
  • The bidder or its consortium member(s) shall be OEM of HSS and packet core element (i.e, MME and SGW-PDNGW) and the offered core shall be Indian.
  • The Bidder or its consortium member(s) shall also have the experience of planning, engineering, supply, installation, commissioning of:
  • At least 32 million cumulative capacity of HSS, at least 32 million PDP context cumulative of MME, and at least 400Gbps cumulative capacity of SGW-PDNGW in any one single network with IMS capability,
    • Or
  • At least 20 million cumulative capacity of HSS, at least 20 million PDP context cumulative capacity of MME, and at least  250Gbps cumulative capacity of SGW-PDNGW in at least two different networks each with IMS capability
    • Or
  • At least 16 million cumulative capacity of HSS,  at least 16 million PDP context cumulative capacity of MME, and at least  200Gbps cumulative capacity of SGW-PDNGW in at least three different networks each with IMS capability.

Last date of submission for EoI is 11.02.2020 till 11.30 and opening date is 12.02.2021 at 12.00.

Click here to download the EoI file

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