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20100108-RS-broadcasting

Project 20100108-RS-broadcasting
Preparation of Terms of Reference and Technical Specifications for IPA 2010 project “Assistance to the Digital Broadcasting Switchover”
Tags digital-broadcasting, telecom, media, tender, preparation, evaluation, government, ipa, prag, acceptance
Description Prepare the necessary elements for the implementation of IPA 2010 funded project in support to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Society:
• Prepare Component 1: INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE SWITCHING TO DIGITAL TV BROADCASTING IN SERBIA
• Prepare Component 2: IMPROVEMENT OF THE TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR DIGITAL BROADCASTING
Location Serbia
Period/Missions 15 Feb-30 Mar 2010 (both consultants); Jun 2010 (Consultant 2); Jan 2011 (Consultant 2)
Posted On 2009-12-21, 15:47
Apply By 2010-01-08, 11:00

EC CV format-FWC.doc - Resume template

Experts

Consultant 1 (Senior)

Responsibilities
• Analyse the present state of affairs in the media and telecommunication sector, in order to gather information and documentation relevant to the performance of the services;
• Hold interviews with the main project beneficiary, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society and the partners Ministry of Culture, RATEL (National Telecommunications Agency) and RRA (National Broadcasting Agency);
• Prepare an assessment report based on the review of the existing legal framework relevant to the digitalisation process;
• Draft Terms of Reference for the service contract for the Component 1 of the project.

25 days (all in country):

  • 15 February - 1 March 2009: Assessment report prepared
  • 12 March 2009: Draft Terms of Reference submitted and presented to the Beneficiary and the Contracting Authority
  • 19 March 2009: Final Terms of Reference submitted to the Contracting Authority

Effort
25 p/d

Requirements
Qualifications and skills
• Education: University degree in telecommunication, television or equivalent
• Skilled in communication and drafting reports
General professional experience
• At least 10 years of professional experience in dealing with TV broadcasting sector
Specific professional experience
• Specific knowledge in the legal framework in relation to the process of digitalisation and video production
• Experience EU television digitisation process
• Experience with EC procurement regulations and application of PRAG

Consultant 2 (Senior)

Responsibilities
• Hold interviews with the staff of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, in order to gather information and documentation relevant to the performance of the services;
• Prepare an assessment report with detailed recommendations for the improvement of the digital broadcasting sector including necessary equipment, training plan for the relevant technical personnel in the Public Utility Company “Broadcasting Infrastructure” and the budget breakdown ;
• Prepare of a tender dossier including technical specifications in line with PRAG regulation;
• Draft answers to the clarifications during the tendering period;
• Participate in the evaluation of supply Tender as an observer , including drafting of the clarifications’ questions if necessary;
• Assist EU Delegation during the implementation of the contract;
• Oversee delivery and installation of IT equipment, including training;
• Assist EU Delegation in the technical acceptance of the equipment (recommendation on signing of the provisional acceptance certificates).

55 working days (52 days in country):

  • 15 February - 1 March 2009: Tender Forecast and Assessment report prepared
  • 15 March 2009: Procurement Notice and Draft Technical specifications submitted to the beneficiary and Contracting Authority
  • 26 March 2010 Tender dossier submitted
  • May 2009: Clarifications during the tender procedure
  • June 2010: Participation in the tender evaluation
  • January 2011: Technical acceptance of the equipment, including training

Effort
55 p/d

Requirements
Qualifications and skills
• Education: to University degree in telecommunications, TV broadcasting engineering or equivalent.
• Skilled in communication and in drafting reports
General professional experience
• At least 10 years of professional experience in dealing with TV broadcasting equipement (including experience in procurement and/or design and/or installing and/or maintenance of TV broadcasting equipment);
• Experience EU television and radio digitisation process especially regarding digital TV broadcasting equipment.
Specific professional experience
• At least 3 years of work experience related to TV digital broadcasting equipment (including European terrestrial broadcasting standards, gap fillers, IP based RR links, MPEG-4 coders, RF output combiners-diplexers, IP to ASI and ASI to IP converters, IP based video networks, DVB-T planning software, Digital Terrain Model for radio-communication planning software);
• Specific knowledge in methodology of telecommunication development projects;
• Experience with EC procurement regulations and application of PRAG

To Apply

If you meet the requirements and would like to apply, please:

  1. Update your resume as per latest EC Resume Format
    • Ensure that your resume reflects all requirements
    • In section 14 Professional Experience you have to provide Reference Persons for as many assignments as possible (select reference contacts from the EC or other donor institutions, include phone and e-mail if possible)
  2. Email your resume to fwc@sirma.bg with subject quoting opportunity code and position applied for
  3. Email your expected working day rate. In addition you will get full EC per-diems for every day on location
  4. Fill out Statement of confidentiality.doc; date; sign; scan & email to fwc@sirma.bg, or fax to +35929768311
  5. If we like your resume, we'll send you the detailed Terms of Reference (we must have the Statement of Confidentiality before we can divulge the ToR)
  6. If you are selected by the consortium: fill out Statement of Exclusivity and Availability.doc; date; sign; scan & email or fax it to us (please wait until we request it)

Please don't hesitate to contact us by email (fwc@sirma.bg) or phone (+359888568132) with any questions.

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