Request for Expression of Interest to conduct a Feasibility Study For GovNet and mmREN

COUNTRY    :                                   Republic of the Union of Myanmar

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY:          Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC)

NAME OF THE PROJECT   :           Telecom Sector Reform Project

SECTOR:                                            Posts and Telecommunications Department

SERVICES:                                        Consultant to conduct a Feasibility Study for GovNet and mmREN

CONTRACT TYPE:                          Consulting Firm (Lump-sum Contract)


DUTY STATION                         :     Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar


WORLD BANK GRANT NO:         P145534

Back Ground

The Government of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project.

The project development objectives are to:

  1. improve the enabling environment for the telecommunications sector and extend coverage in selected remote pilot locations; and
  2. establish priority e-Government technological foundations and institutional capacity for government to embark on its public sector reform program


The TSR project takes an integrated approach to the development of the ICT sector in Myanmar. It has four substantive and interrelated components. Creating an enabling policy, regulatory and legal environment will facilitate the establishment of a competitive telecommunications market. This will lead to an expansion of good quality and affordable communications in Myanmar. Institutional reform of the Government-owned incumbent, Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT), will enable appropriate separation of the policy and operational functions of the Government, facilitating the establishment of a level playing field in the sector. The development of a universal service strategy and implementation of pilots will ensure the expansion of services to extremely remote communities.

Finally, the establishment of key priority e-Government foundations will allow for common technical horizontals/shared services that government agencies will have access to in order to facilitate the use of ICT for governance reforms and public sector modernization.


Based on the findings of ICT sectors and existing Myanmar Research and Education Network, MoTC is proposing to undertake a Feasibility Study for Government Network GovNet and Myanmar Research and Education Network (MMREN) System Design.


MoTC now invites eligible the firm (“Firm”) to indicate their interest in providing the consultancy services for the said Feasibility Study. Interested Firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience as mentioned in ToR to perform the assignment. The short listing criteria are:


This Consultancy support will be provided to PTD at Nay Pyi Taw, under Project Grant of Telecommunications Sector Reform Project.

Total duration of the program is estimated to be about 52 weeks. The working office will be at Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), Nay Pyi Taw.

The Firm should be familiar with World Bank procurement practices and procedures and will be selected based on experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work.

The attention of interested Firm is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

The firm will be selected in accordance with the “Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)” method set out in the Consultant Guidelines and in accordance with qualifications set out in the ToR.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0930to 1630 hours.

Expression of interest, NOT EXCEEDING 20 pages (including the 5-page summary) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or byfax, or by e-mail) by May 2, 2019.


U Than Htun Aung, Project Director, TSR Project

Office No 2, Posts and Telecommunications Department

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar

Tel: +95 67 407435

Fax: +95 67 407539



Daw Seint Seint Aye, Deputy Project Director, TSR Project,

Office No 2, Posts and Telecommunications Department

Tel: +95 67 409625



 Term of Reference can be downloaded by following link.

ToR for GovNet mmREN Study

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Posted on March 29, 2019