Request for Quotations: IT equipment Purchase

Request for Quotations (RFQ)

RFP Number:        


Issuance Date:  


Deadline for Offers:



IT equipment Purchase


Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project (ICTEC)

Funded By:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID),

Contract Nr. AID-117-A-15-00002

Issued By:

National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

Point of Contact:

Ion Corbu, Technical Manager,




Please find the full RFQ here.
Section 1: Instructions to Offerors
Introduction: The National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) is soliciting proposals from eligible and responsible firms regarding to IT equipment and supplies Purchase, as described below in Section 1 (Instruction to Offerors). The ICTEC Project is an official program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Contract Nr. AID-117-A-15-00002, and is being carried out in Republic of Moldova.
The ICTEC Project is a USAID program implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC). The project will be implemented as a private-public partnership (though Global Development Alliances instrument (GDA)), between the Moldovan Government, private industry, academia and donors. The private partners include multinational companies, IBM and Microsoft, and also Moldovan Association of Private ICT Companies (ATIC) members that are local (operated) ICT companies. The private partners will bring significant new resources, ideas, software, technologies and development activities, such as trainings, practical assignments, and mentorship. The private sector partners will have the chance to use the center to communicate with the university, SMEs, startups, professionals and contribute to the curricula improvement answering the market needs, as well as the improvement of the IT and entrepreneurship ecosystem that will lead to the economic growth of the country. The Government of Moldova supports this project at the highest level of the Prime Minister, and the partners include Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Education, and E-Government Center. The space will be provided by the Technical University, as part of the Government commitment to this project. The e-Government Center will use the center as a training and capacity building resource for the public e-transformation and IT managers.
Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by ATIC in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ. Failure to comply with the instructions described in this RFQ may lead to the disqualification of an offer.
Offer Deadline and Protocol: Offers must be received no later than 17:00, local Chisinau time, on September 10, 2019 electronically and/or in hard-copy at the Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project office.
Any email offers must be sent to the following address:
In attention of, Ion Corbu
Tehnical manager ICTEC Project
Any hard copy offers must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the following address:
In attention of Mrs. Ana Chirita,
Strategic Projects Director/ Senior Project Coordinator ICTEC Project
Moldova ICT Excellence Center Project
Str. Studentilor 9/11.
Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be reviewed only at ATIC discretion.
1. Questions:
Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 17:00, local Chisinau time on September 5, 2019, by email to Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that ATIC believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding.
Only the written answers issued by ATIC will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of ATIC or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.
2. Specifications:
Section 4 contains the technical specifications of the required items. All commodities offered in response to this RFQ must be new and unused. In addition, all electrical commodities (if applicable), must operate on 240V, 50Hz.
Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, stated brand names or models are for illustrative description only. An equivalent substitute, as determined by the specifications, is acceptable.
3. Quotations:
Quotations in response to this RFQ must be set on a fixed-price, all-inclusive basis, including delivery and all other costs. Pricing must be presented in MDL. Offers must remain valid for no less than thirty (30) calendar days after the offer deadline. Offerors are requested to provide quotations on their official quotation format or letterhead; in the event this is not possible, offerors may complete the table in Section 3.
In addition, offerors responding to this RFQ are requested to submit a copy of their official registration or business license.
4. Delivery:
The delivery location for the items described in this RFQ is 9/11, Studentilor str., Chisinau. As part of its response to this RFQ, each offerors is expected to provide an estimate (in calendar days) of the execution timeframe (after order receipt). The delivery estimate presented in an offer in response to this RFQ must be upheld in the performance of any resulting contract.
5. Source/Nationality/Manufacture:
The authorized geographic code under this specific agreement is 935. In any case, offerors may not offer or supply any goods or services that are manufactured or assembled in, shipped from, transported through, or otherwise involving any of the following countries: Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, (North) Sudan, Syria.
6. Warranty:
The warranty coverage must be valid on all services/works for a minimum of three (3) years after delivery/execution and acceptance of the services/works, unless otherwise specified in the technical specifications (Section 4).
7. Taxes and VAT:
The agreement under which this procurement is financed does not permit the financing of any taxes, VAT, tariffs, duties, or other levies imposed by any laws in effect in the Cooperating Country.  No such Cooperating Country taxes, VAT, charges, tariffs, duties or levies will be paid under an order resulting from this RFQ. In the event that any exempt charges are paid by the Subcontractor, they will not be reimbursed to the Subcontractor by ATIC.  The Subcontractor shall immediately notify ATIC if any such taxes are assessed against the Subcontractor or its subcontractors/suppliers at any tier. The Subcontractor is responsible for payment of all applicable taxes, as prescribed under the applicable laws, associated with wages/salaries/compensation for services rendered by individuals employed by the Subcontractor and who are directed to work as required under this Subcontract.  The Subcontractor is liable for payment of all applicable taxes associated with revenues (profit), and other such taxes, fees, or dues for which Subcontractor is normally responsible as a result of operating its business.
8. Eligibility:
By submitting an offer in response to this RFQ, the offeror certifies that it and its principal officers are not debarred, suspended, or otherwise considered ineligible for an award.
Section 4: Specifications and Technical Requirements
The table below contains the Task List of the goods/services. Offerors are requested to provide quotations, including specifications of works in accordance with attached Design Documentation, containing the information below on official letterhead or official quotation format. In the event this is not possible, offerors may complete this Section 4 and submit a signed/ stamped version to ATIC.

№ d/o

Option proposal

Specification of proposed concept

Country of Import

Measure unit


Unit Price, MDL, without VAT

TOTAL, MDL, without VAT, (col.5 x col.6)


iCore i7

RAM /8Gb

SSD/256 Gb

Placa videodiscreta 2Gb+HDMI


Webcam/Win 10

/15.6″ FHD






iCore i7

RAM / 8Gb (min)

SSD/256 Gb

Placa video discreta 4Gb+HDMI


Windows 10

15.6’’ FHD






Installation costs




Transportation costs




Other Direct Costs




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