DoT delays pre-bid meet for 3G auction

New Delhi, Aug 26 | Updated: Aug 28 2008, 05:28am hrs
The Department of Telecom on Tuesday revised the time schedule for the process to appoint an agency for the e-auction for 3G and Broadband Wireless Spectrum in the 22 circles in the country.

The pre-bid conference for receiving the request for proposals for the designated agency was to start Wednesday. It will now start on September 8 and consequently all the earlier dates have been revised as per which the submission of the technical and financial bids will now be on September 22 instead of September 3, an official statement said here.

When contacted the ministrys spokesperson said, The revised time schedule would not delay the process. We had to made few modification in the original time schedule as a number of prospective bidders wanted more time." The opening of covering letter and selection of bidders, who meet the eligibility criteria, is now also on September 22.