Contract forecast notice


Location – Republic of Serbia

1. Publication reference: HIPERB/ 404-02-19/2011-19
2. Procedure: International Restricted Tender Procedure
3. Programme: Hellenic Plan for the Economic Reconstruction of the Balkans (HiPERB)
4. Financing
– Co-financed by the Government of the Hellenic Republic in the framework of HiPERB
– Republic of Serbia co-financing
5. Contracting Authority
Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society
Vlajkovićeva 3, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
6. Nature of contract: Global price
7. Contract description
The SEELight project supports the development of a next generation optical network infrastructure that will enable the Serbian Research and Educational community to efficiently collaborate with the other regional and international partners. In the context of this tender, the Contractor should provide network design, equipment commissioning, maintenance and support services in addition to optical transmission equipment supporting wavelength multiplexing technologies. The optical transmission equipment is expected to use the national-wide dedicated optical fibre infrastructure, which was also tendered under the HiPERB Programme.
8. Maximum budget: 2.000.000€
9. Intended timing of publication of the procurement notice: September 1st, 2011.
10. Additional information: n/a
11. Legal basis
Agreement on a five year Development Cooperation Programme 2002-2006, as it was subsequently extended to the year 2011 between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Hellenic Republic. The tender documentation and procedure reflects the bilateral agreement between the governments of the Republic of Serbia and the Hellenic Republic and is in accordance, as required, with the general context of EC External Actions procedures.

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this contract forecast and the publication of the corresponding procurement notice.
No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.

SEELight (South-East European Lambda Network Facility for Research and Education) project connects academic and research centers in Serbia and provides them with the fast Internet connection, as well as the integrations with the European academic networks. It was developed out of the need to decrease the technological gap between the European countries, and to provide to their academic communities a quality communication-information services and networks. SEELight project has the objective to develop the regional optical network in the countries of Western Balkans, which will solve the problem of academic networks infrastructure in the region for a long-term period, and their integration with the European Academic Network GÉANT. The Project is co-financed by the Government of the Hellenic Republic, through the Plan for Reconstruction of Balkans (HiPERB), and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.