Nine companies compete for Internet project
Government has shortlisted nine companies in a competitive bidding to build and supply Internet Access under universal service obligation (USO) program for sub-regencies around the archipelago. They're selected from 19 companies pre-qualified in the previous bidding round.
There were 25 companies entered the process, but six companies were declared not qualified. They are PT Cyber Network Indonesia, PT Inet Global Indo, PT Nettocyber Indonesia, PT Sejahtera Globalindo, PT Total Indo Kharisma, and PT Core Mediatech.
Out of 19 companies pre-qualified, only nine companies submitted bid documents for the next round. They are PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia for 11 packages, PT Indonesia Comnets Plus for 7 packages, PT Aplikanusa Lintas Arta for 3 packages, PT Pos Indonesia for 11 packages, PT Netwave Multimedia for 11 packages, PT Jastrindo Dinamika for six packages, PT Sarana Insanmuda Selaras for 3 packages, and PT Jasnita Telekomindo for one package.
Others pulled out from the process. They are PT Berca Hardayaperkasa, PT Indosat Mega Media, PT Multidata Rancana Prima, PT Indointernet, PT Rahajasa Media Internet, PT Telekomunikasi Selular, PT Mora Telematika Indonesia, PT Indopratama Teleglobal, PT Indonesia Mesh Networks, and PT Jasa Jejaring Wasantara.
Interestingly, the stiffest competition will be for Package 9 which covers four provinces in Maluku and Papua. Seven bidders are competing for this package. East Java and Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara packages also attracted six bidders.
Winners will be announced next week or so.