As indicated by an official statement the ECA has sent to The Reporter, it has gotten 12 entries from possible bidders, out of which nine are telecom administrators. ECA has gotten two additional entries from non-telecom administrators and one deficient accommodation.
The ECA has affirmed it has gotten total data and articulation of enthusiasm from the Global Partnership for Ethiopia (a consortium of telecom administrators made of Vodafone, Vodacom, and Safaricom), Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, Telkom SA, Liquid Telecom, Snail Mobile, and Kandu Global Telecommunications and Electromecha International Projects, as non-telecom administrators have communicated expectations of joining the segment.
Creek Taye (Ph.D.), the senior counselor to the Ministry of Finance, who initiates and encourages this procedure, disclosed to The Reporter that the solicitation for capability (RFQ) will be settled and will be affirmed soon by the leading body of ECA to show up at the last stage for authentic offering stage. As of now, polls are going to be conveyed to the expected bidders, and solicitations for capabilities and other basic specialized prerequisites will follow.
Discussing the course of events, Brook said it has upset unique plans which were scheduled to be settled in nine months. Nonetheless, when things continue as arranged, the RFQ and related specialized conventions are relied upon to be concluded so that inside five months, significant endeavors could be wrapped up.