Trinidad & Tobago: Evaluation Criteria and Associated Weightings for Concession Applications

’s authorization regime features five types of authorizations, which are referred to as “concessions”:

 

Network based concessions:

  • Type 1: Network-Only Concession – authorizes a concessionaire to own or operate a public telecommunications network, but without the provision of public telecommunications or broadcasting services. 
  • Type 2: Network-Service Concession – authorizes a concessionaire to own or operate a public telecommunications network in addition to providing public telecommunications services over that network. 

Service-based concessions:

  • Type 3: Virtual Network-Service Concession – authorizes a concessionaire to provide public telecommunications services without a related authorization to own and/or operate a physical public telecommunications network, in a manner that is transparent to the end user.  Type 3 concessions are thus designed for resellers.  A Type 3 concession is necessary in cases where an entity has the capability of providing multiple services (e.g., data, image, voice, video) over a single transmission medium that has been leased.  However, a Type 5 Concession is necessary to provide broadcasting services over a telecommunications network. 
  • Type 4: Telecommunications Service Concession – authorizes a concessionaire to provide a specific public telecommunications service without requiring an authorization to own and/or operate a telecommunications network. 
  • Type 5: Broadcasting Service Concession – authorizes the provision of a broadcasting service without a requirement to hold an authorization to operate a telecommunications network.  .

 

The following Type 1, 2, and 3 concessions are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and, as of 2007, were available for application (i.e., the current status of the application process was “open”):

 

  • Type 1, Network-Only, Domestic fixed services;
  • Type 1, Network-Only, International services;
  • Type 2, Network and Services, Domestic fixed services; and
  • Type 2, Network and Services, International services.

 

The table below outlines the criteria and associated weightings that apply to the Types 1, 2, and 3 concessions.  For all first-come, first-served processes, applicants

must score a minimum total of 70% and a minimum of 50% in criteria 1, 3, 4a, 4b,

4c, and 4d of Table 5 below. Applicants are also required to submit all requested supporting documents (unless not applicable) in order for the application to be eligible

for consideration.

 

 

Criteria and Associated Weightings for First-Come, First-Served Applications Processes

 

Criteria

Type 1

Type 2

Type 3

1.

a.

b.

c.

d.

Company Information

Background

Registration and Incorporation Details

Directors’ Information

Company Structure/Consortium Information

5%

5%

5%

2.

a.

b.

Track Record and Experience

Number of years of prior experience

Sector experience

10%

10%

10%

3.

a.

 

b.

c.

Financial Stability

Audited financial statements for the previous three years

Financial Support

References

 

15%

15%

15%

4.

 

 

a.

i.

ii.

 

b.

i.

ii.

iii.

 

c.

i.

ii.

iii.

 

d.

i.

ii.

iii.

iv.

v.

vi.

vii.

Viability of Proposal (Business Plan Information)

 

Financial Plan

Feasibility analysis and five year projection

Risk Assessment

 

Service and Marketing Plan

Market Assessment

Service Descriptions and Roll-out Plans

Customer-Service Standards

 

Technical Proposal

Network/System Designs

Rollout Plan

Quality of Service

 

Organization, Facilities, Management

Organisational Chart

Resumes

Employment plan

Level of Proposed Regional Employment

Internal Structure

Plans for Acquisition of Facilities

Auditing, Legal, and Financial Advisors

70%

 

 

25%

 

 

 

15%

 

 

 

 

25%

 

 

 

 

5%

 

 

70%

 

 

25%

 

 

 

20%

 

 

 

 

20%

 

 

 

 

5%

70%

 

 

25%

 

 

 

25%

 

 

 

 

15%

 

 

 

 

5%

Source: Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, “Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria for Concessions”, TATT 2/2/0/11, October 2007.

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