Multipurpose Community Telecenters are one of the most rapidly growing applications of ICTs in the developing world. A Telecenter is a “shared site that provides public access to information and communications technologies.” The basic telecenter consists of premises with several computer terminals and simple furnishings. The main service offered to the public is access to Computers and the Internet (e-mail and Web browsing etc) and often also to elementary software (word processing, spreadsheet). A telecenter can be categorized as government, commercial, franchise, university, school, NGO-sponsored, municipal, and multipurpose.
Link to Documents for Conversion of Computer Centers into MCTs
Basic Information Collection Form for Registration
Advert, RFP & Contract for Ground Verification Survey
Advert, RFP & Contract for Provision of Broadband
Agreement with MCT Operator
USF is providing computer centres the Broadband connectivity so that they can expand their operations, broaden the work opportunities and socio-economic participation.
Facilities being provided by USF
2nd October 2009
Opening of Qualification & Services Proposals:
Following registered bidders submitted their Qualification & Services Proposals on 24th November 2009.
Financial Bid Opening of Technically Qualified Bidders:
All three bidders were declared Technically Qualified and Their Financial Bids were opened on 7th December 2009 , Subsidy requested by each bidder is as follow:
Mera Hamdard Welfare Organization, Mera Bagwal, PO Khas Barakahu
Rabta Ghar Vill. & P.O. Munday, Chakwal
The Grammar School(SOS) Basti Mahatma, Nazd Grid Station,Kasur
Chak No 24 (SB), Sargodha
Indus Resorce Centre House of Learning,Aamri,Manjhand
Maqsooda Rind, Lundo,
Sehat First Ibrahim Hyderi Center, Mir Behar Mohallah Community Center Karachi
Boys Double Road Child Protection Center,Kansi Street, Satellite Town,Quetta
Girls Double Road Child Protection Center,Kansi Street, Satellite Town,Quetta
Government Girls High School, Bherkund
Karvan Pakistan Research and Training Institute, Naseemabad Village and PO Battal,Mansehra
Note: Lowest Bids are presented in bold.
M/s PTCL was the lowest qualified bidder for 9 sites and contract was signed with PTCL worth Pak Rs.46,409,562 On 17th March 2010.
M/s Nayatel was the lowest qualified bidder for 1 site and contract was signed with Nayatel worth Pak Rs.9,210,918 On 15th March 2010.
M/s Worldcall was the lowest qualified bidder for 1 site and contract was signed with Worldcall worth Pak Rs.5,944,157 On 30th March 2010
Nayatel (Conversion of CCs into MCTs Project)
Worldcall (Conversion of CCs into MCTs Project)
PTCL (Conversion of CCs into MCTs Project)
Following sites were dropped as a result of PTCL’s claim of force majeure which was accepted by USF:
1. Indus Resource Centre House of Learning,Aamri, Manjhand
2. Sehat First Ibrahim Hyderi Center, Mir Behar Mohallah Community Center Karachi
PTCL now has contract for 7 Computer Centers, worth RS. 34,873,934/-
Furthermore following center at Government Girls High School, Bherkund was replaced with a new center namely Govt. Boys Primary School, Maira Bubral, Mansehra.