BSNL ‘mega tender’ not to be retendered (India)

Editor Mobile The 93-million GSM line ‘mega-tender’ is unlikely to be retendered by state-owned Indian telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

According to Kuldeep Goyal, chairman and managing director of BSNL, BSNL does not need to scrap or re-issue its INR350 billion (USD7.55 billion) GSM lines tender, as suggested by the Central Vigilance Commission [CVC], as the existing tender conditions already have a clause that the company can reduce the size of the tender on its own as per requirements.

Under the provisions of the tender, it could be limited to only one phase for 31 million lines rather than three phases as decided and it can also be reduced to 50% of the total quantity.

EditorBSNL ‘mega tender’ not to be retendered (India)