Caribbean High Speed network..request for interested parties

Rudolph Daniel rudi.daniel at
Thu Feb 18 16:54:51 UTC 2010

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*Request for Expressions of Interest*

*Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) Foundation*

Regional Strategy for C at ribNET: Caribbean High Speed Network

(/Provision of a Blueprint for the Development and Implementation of
National Research and Education Networks)/**

*Grant Number:* ATN/OC-10755-RG             *Project Number:* RG-T1270

This request for Expressions of Interest follows the general procurement
notice for this project that appeared in UNDB on-line Issue/ /No. 768 of
February 1, 2010.

The Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) Foundation has
received a Grant from the Inter-American Development Bank towards the
cost of the Regional Strategy for C at ribNET: Caribbean High Speed
Network, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to
payments under the contract for /the Provision of a blueprint for the
development and implementation of National Research and Education
Networks (NRENs). /CKLN is now seeking Expressions of Interest from
eligible consultants to provide services under the foregoing mentioned
contract.  Services under the consultancy will include but shall not be
limited to, identification of networks or segments of networks with
planned or actual national footprint, their technical configuration,
topography and operational status; identifying operational issues that
might undermine their service capabilities and reliability; developing
gap profiles between what exists today in each country and a “best
practice” network blueprint; develop mitigation strategies and plans for
remediation by consensual and collaborative methods.

Short listing will be conducted through short listing procedures
specified in the Inter-American Development Bank’s /Policies for the
Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American
Development Bank, August /2006, and are open to all bidders from
eligible source countries, as defined in the Policies.

Interested eligible Applicants may obtain further information from the
Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) Foundation located at
the Mutual Trans Nemwil Office Complex, the Villa, St. George’s,
Grenada, Monday to Friday 8:30 hours to 16:30 hours/. /A set of
documents requisite for completing Expressions of Interest may be
requested by interested Applicants on the submission of a written
Application to email address shion.thomas at
<mailto:shion.thomas at> . These documents will be sent via email.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in two (2) hard copies and
one electronic copy in CD format in sealed envelopes, delivered to the
address below by */March 10, 2010/*/, /and be clearly marked “Expression
of Interest for P/rovision of a Blueprint for the Development and
Implementation of National Research and Education Networks/”.

The Procurement Officer

Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) Foundation

Mutual Trans Nemwil Office Complex

The Villa, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies

Tel: 473-439-6396

Fax: 473- 439-6419

shion.thomas at <mailto:shion.thomas at>

Rudi Daniel
e Business Consultant ( Caribbean Region )
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
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