PTA finalises consultant for spectrum auction

ISLAMABAD: In line with the directions of the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication (MoIT&T), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has completed the evaluation process for the selection of an international consultant for spectrum auction of 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands.

According to a statement issued by PTA on Wednesday, the advertisement for hiring of a consultant/consultancy firm was published in national and international newspapers, as well as PTA and PPRA websites, on September 30th, 2020. In response to the advertisement, PTA received 12 bids from consultants/consultancy firms till the deadline i.e. November 17, 2020.

“After detailed evaluation of financial bids, in the presence of five technically qualified bidders (three were physically present while two joined the meeting via video link), Frontier Economics Limited has been declared successful,” the statement read.

The PTA evaluated the proposals and finalized the consultant in accordance with Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules. After the completion of further formalities, the successful consultant is expected to formally sign a contract with the authority.


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