Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Invitation for Application of Qualification for Establishment and Operation of Smartphones Assembly Factory Under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Arrangements (Tender No. No AE-020/HQ/2020-2021/PPP/01)

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is looking for a prospective private party towards establishment and operation of smartphones assembly factory under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements.

TCRA now intends to qualify interested reputable and capable company(s) for this business opportunity under Design, Build, Finance, Operate Maintain and Transfer (DBFOMT) arrangements. It is expected that invitation to bid to the pre-qualified bidders will be made in 4th March 2021.

The qualification process will be conducted through International Competitive bidding (ICB) under the procedures specified in Public Private Partnership Act, Regulations, 2020 and is open to all applicants as defined in the Regulations.

Interested applicants may download the qualifications documents from the link: or obtain the same from the Office of Secretary of the Tender Board at Mawasiliano Towers, 20 Sam Nujoma Road, Dar es Salaam from 09:00-15:00. On Monday to Friday inclusive except on public holidays.

Applications for qualification should be submitted electronically via or physically in sealed envelopes, in one original plus Two (2) copies, properly filled in, and enclosed in plain envelopes and "Tender No. AE-020/2020-2021/PPP/01 for establishment and operation of smartphones assembly factory under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangments" on or before 19th February 2021 at 1100hrs East African Time.

Applications will be opened promptly thereafter in public and in the presence of applicant's representatives who chose to attend in the opening at the TCRA conference room.

Late applications, portion of applications, and applications not received, applications not opened and not read out in public at the tender opening ceremony shall not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstances.