THE EAST AFRICAN TEA TRADE ASSOCIATION
Expression of Interest
For: Design, Development, Implementation and Commissioning of Electronic Auction system
Date September 2010
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The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) is an association body established in 1957 to market tea to the rest of the world through the Mombasa Tea Auction, facilitate effective access to market and other relevant industry information, and promote industry interests rough proactive lobbying and advocacy measures. EATTA has been undergoing major strategic change in all areas including its Business Processes and Service Delivery.
EATTA has conducted a Feasibility study to guide its Business Process Re-engineering process.
EATTA is now looking for partners to implement a Distributed system to support it’s Reengineering process to E-auction.
EATTA wants to engage a competent IT vendor/ firms with experience in turn-key solutions towards the development and installation of a distributed IT solution with the view to automate the Tea trading procedures with special interest in E-auction.
The software system should enable member of the tea trade to conduct auctions online, buy/sell tea products on retail, offer payment settlement, generate statistical reports,
A company can present a proposal for either:
i. Software solution–Distributed system available via web with the following components:
a. Enterprise database solution preferably Oracle database
b. E-auction module
c. E-commerce platform
d. Banking module for settlement & disbursement
ii. Hardware and Infrastructure solution
a. Data centre with off-shore backup capabilities
iii. Both software and hardware & infrastructure solution
All of the above solution will be as an outsourced service by EATTA and a firm can present aproposal to carry out the project either on its own or in conjunction with her subsidiaries or partners.
The bidders are required to submit their EoIs in the following indicative format:
Reputable Consultants are invited to express interest for Consultancy service and installation of the system. Interested firms MUST provide any relevant information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services through submittal of (Profiles, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff,
Submission of EOIs
Interested vendors should submit their EOI document on or before 24th September, 2010 by
5.00 pm. The EOI document should be addressed to:
The Managing Director,
East African Tea Trade Association,
P. O. Box 85174 80100,
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