The Government of Armenia (hereinafter – GoA) represented by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs (hereinafter – MIA) is planning to organise a Selection Procedure in order to acquire biometric passport and national ID card issuance services (hereinafter – Services). As a result of Selection Procedure, MIA aims to enter a public – private partnership (PPP) agreement on issuing Biometric Passports and Identity Cards (PPP project)
The main goal of the PPP project is to support Armenia‘s digital transformation and high-quality service delivery to the population via facilitating the establishment of long-term PPP for issuance and distribution of biometric passports and ID cards. Key objectives are focused on the following aspects:
This market consultation (market sounding) is intended to inform companies interested in participation in Selection Procedure for the PPP project and receive feedback on the Information Memorandum, including draft key technical, commercial and legal conditions. As the result of the market consultation (market sounding), it is expected to finalize PPP project documentation, making sure it meets the latest market trends and opportunities and ensure fair competition among potential Service Providers, and start the Selection Procedure.
Market consultation process
To give sufficient time for all the interested companies to provide their inputs, decision was taken to extend the deadline to submit market consultation feedback form (Information Memorandum Annex No. 1 “Market consultation feedback form”) until 23 June 2023.
Given the deadline is extended, in additional to the current Information Memorandum document package, GoA will provide an early draft / key clauses for the Request for Qualification (RfQ) document and will ask to review and provide feedback in addition to the rest of the Information Memorandum document package.
Separate information note will be issued when this document is ready for the review and feedback from the market.
Structure of the Information Memorandum
The attached document package contains the following documentation:
Information Memorandum – an overview of the PPP project on biometric passport and national ID card issuance services (Project), and it annexes:
Annex No. 1. Market consultation (Market sounding) feedback form
Annex No. 2. Draft Technical Requirements
Annex No. 3. Draft Term Sheet
Annex No. 4. Draft Qualification Criteria
Annex No. 5. Draft Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Annex No. 6. Enrolment / customer service stations operated in Armenia
Annex No. 7. Enrolment / customer service stations operated in foreign countries
Annex No. 8. Project risks analysis and matrix