Costa Rica's technical secretary of the digital government, STGD, has called for proposals from US firms to carry out a technical assistance consultancy service for the local government's ICT connectivity infrastructure project, the US Federal Business Opportunities website reported.
The selected firm is to be paid US$438,000 from a US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant.
The idea behind the Costa Rican government's ICT connectivity project is to create a common infrastructure to enable e-government with a backbone network and shared data center.
The infrastructure will allow government entities to share resources, exchange information, implement coordinated processes and activities, offer new services, handle casework on-line, promote e-commerce, and facilitate citizen access to the corresponding information and services.
Proposals must be submitted in English and Spanish by February 10, directly to Costa Rica's STGD. Price will not be considered in selecting the contractor and as such, cost proposals should not be submitted.
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