Togo’s National Identification Agency (ANID) launched an international call for tenders for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of an information system as part of the identity card project civil biometric of the country.
Details of the tender, which were explained in a webinar on April 2, were released earlier this month by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation.
Togo is continuing this project to set up a Unique Biometric Identification System thanks to the funding it received from the World Bank as part of the West African Unique Identification Project for Integration and Regional Inclusion, called WURI-Togo. WURI is a digital ID project seeking to improve regional integration with ECOWAS – the West African regional bloc of 15 member countries.
The call for tenders, which runs until July 28, 2021, solicits closed bids from eligible bidders who meet the conditions required to ensure the development and implementation of Togo’s biometric digital identification technology solution and issuance of said identity documents to citizens, notice of tender States.
He adds that the project, which is planned over a period of five years, will ensure that the technological solution that will be delivered has a first set of features in the first three months, before other modules are added. in the after three months.
The opinion further specifies that the system that the government seeks to have will be such that it can be integrated into other national systems in order to provide various services to Togolese citizens.
Bidders state that improvements will be made to the system throughout the life of the contract by whoever wins the bid, and this will include the addition of new modules and increased security and integration with other systems. The start date of the maintenance component of the project will be revealed in due course, they revealed.
More information on the tender can be obtained from the Director General of ANID and tender documents can be summoned physically or by email due to COVID-related requirements, the notice, adding that the offers must be accompanied by a guarantee amount of 300 million West African CFA francs. francs (approximately US $ 557,000).
The launch of the details of the tender for this project follows an awareness campaign that the government had undertaken to popularize the biometric digital identification project.
Togo’s biometric identification deployment plans were unveiled last year by the country’s Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation, Cina Lawson.
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