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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3104
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17TH DECEMBER, 2009
Bid for Supply of Equipments of Mobile Phone

3104. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY he pleased to state:
(a) whether an integrity panel set up by the Central Vigilance Commission has endorsed BSNL's decision to disqualify on technical grounds a bid for supply of equipments for 93 million mobile phone connections;'
(b) if so, whether the BSNL is in the process of price negotiation with rival combind bidder;
(c) whether the umbrella body representing all employee unions of BSNL has alleged delay in implementation of expansion plans which is mainly due to litigation initiated by bidders; and
(d) if so, Government's reactions thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHRI GURUDAS KAMAT)

(a) Sir, M/S NSN had inter-alia submitted their bids for part I and part II in North Zone for 25 million lines. However, their bids were found substantively non responsive on techno commercial grounds. MIs NSN had approached Hon'ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana. The said court disposed their petition with the direction that final decision may be taken after scrutiny by Independent External Monitors (IEM) set up as per the guidelines of Central Vigilance Commission. The IEM has endorsed BSNL's decision in this regard.
(b)     Sir, BSNL is in the process of price negotiations with Mis Ericsson in North Zone for
part I & part II of the tender.
(c)     Yes, Sir.
(d)     BSNL is pursuing the litigation cases.