Published in the Daily news on 29th April 2016 and 03rd May, 2016
Expressions of Interest including all requested information must be delivered no later than 1500 hrs on May 16, 2016
09 companies, led by ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) in association with the Sri Lankan ICT industry patronized and exhibited under the Sri Lankan IT-BPM Destination pavilion at the Connect Expo 2016, Australia’s fastest growing business technology event in Melbourne.
The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka is the Apex Government Body for Information and Communication Technology in Sri Lanka. ICTA has led the Sri Lankan IT and BPM Sector to have continuously engaged with the Australian Market since 2011. The Private Sector Development program of ICTA has funded and facilitated business networking sessions and country pavilions at CEBIT Sydney in 2011, 2012, 2013 and Gartner Symposium and Exhibition, Gold Coast in 2013, 2014 and 2015. These facilitations have been instrumental in providing opportunities for over 60 IT and BPM companies to explore and establish in the Australian Market. 80% of the beneficiary companies have either got sales, setup a partner network or established an office in Australia.
Representatives from companies such as Apps Technologies Pvt Ltd, Arimac Lanka Pvt Ltd, At e Soft Computer Systems (Pvt) Ltd, 99X Technology Limited, Negete (Pvt) Ltd, FIDA Global (Pvt) Ltd, Softcodeit Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Talliance (Pvt) Ltd and Paymedia (Pvt) Ltd joined the delegation. Connect EXPO, an important business technology exhibition in Australia where over 7,000 visitors meet 200 exhibitors and further the summits are the ultimate platform for c-level executives, technology leaders, heads of digital and innovation, entrepreneurs, investors and to network and do business was identified as a suitable business promotion event for IT SME’s in Sri Lanka by ICTA, based on the recommendation of the Victorian Government Department of Trade who has hosted Networking events for ICTA during the past 2 years and proceeding the high interest expressed to the EOI sent out by ICTA from the local Industry for participation at Connect Expo.
ICTA is prominently giving leadership to the Sri Lankan ICT industry in achieving the overall national IT/BPM goals of reaching USD 5 billion in export revenue and a workforce of 200,000 by 2022.
Sri Lanka and the ICT industry is ranked among the top 15 offshore destinations for delivering IT, BPM and other knowledge services by the prestigious international consultancy firm ATKEARNEY and Ranked among the 6 Primary Countries in Asia Pacific by Gartner.
Over the last five years ICTA has initiated, given leadership and facilitated over 25 business promotion activities to promote international exposure for the domestic ICT Industry. These activities have been identified by ICTA based on its adequate research (conducted in-house) followed by the endorsement / recommendations given by partners and the interest expressed by the local industry to the EOI requests. ICTA’s facilitation process include a transparent selection of participants, a comprehensive training to prepare the delegates for the mission which has supported the participants to improve their market entry/ development strategy along with their marketing collaterals as a result of the learning, funded and coordinated national pavilions and networking sessions for local companies to exhibit and network with potential business counterparts in designated countries.
The delegation that took part in the Connect EXPO 2016, by average had 20-25 initial business contacts out of which 5-10 potential business leads each. ICTA will also support the local companies to mediate further discussions with the potential leads and to ensure that sustainability and successful business and corporation is achieved as a result of the mission.
EU/ Council of Europe International workshop and training for Government 24/7 Points of Contact under the Budapest Cybercrime Treaty
(For GLACY countries)
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 25-27 April 2016
Taj Samudra Hotel – Crystal Conference Room (Lower)
|THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA|
|Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure
Pre-bid Meeting – Change of venue
TENDER FOR PROCUREMENT OF DESIGNING, DEVELOPING, SUPPLYING, DELIVERING, INSTALLATION AND IMPLEMENTING THE SOFTWARE, HARDWARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GENERATING DIGITAL IDENTITY FOR CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA AND FOR THE HOUSEHOLD TRANSFER MANAGEMENT (HTM) SYSTEM
IFB No. MTDI /GOSL/IS/ICB/2016/15
This is to notify all prospective bidders that the Pre-bid meeting venue specified in the Bidding Documents is changed due to increase of expected number of participants. The details of the new venue where the Pre-bid meeting will take place are given below.
Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 1400 hrs
Place: Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA)
Floor/Room Number: Sanhinda Hall, 1st Floor
Address: 28/10, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
All prospective bidders are hereby requested to note and comply.
Chairman Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure 79/1, 1st Floor, 5th Lane, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
The Bidding document could be purchased from the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, 79/1, 1st Floor, 5th Lane, Colombo 03
Published in the Sunder Observer of 10th April, 2016 and Daily News of 11th & 18th April, 2016
Pre bid Meeting: 1400hrs (2.00 p.m.) on 13th May, 2016- Venue has been changed to :Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA)
Floor/Room Number: Sanhinda Hall, 1st Floor
Address : 28/10, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Deadline for submission of Bids: 1500 hrs (3.00 p.m.) on 07th July 2016
The Bidding document could be purchased from the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, 79/1, 1st Floor, 5th Lane, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka.
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the apex ICT institution of the Government functioning under the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, has been mandated to take all necessary measures to implement the Government’s Policy and Action Plan in relation to ICT.
ICTA recognizes the fact that the disparities in accessing information communication technologies that exist in our society today stems not only from inadequate infrastructure but also from the lack of content. The design and development of good quality content and applications require creative imagination and engineering knowhow as well as financial resources. Through the e-Society Programme, ICTA has initiated a large number of projects some of which have been recognized through international awards. All these projects have addressed the needs of disadvantaged communities and have strived to create content and applications that would impact on the everyday lives of people. In order to maintain this heightened interest on content development, as well as to create awareness amongst the general public, ICTA has initiated the e-Swabhimani-National Best Content Award.
The e-Swabhimani Award
The e-Swabhimani is an initiative of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation. It is expected that this national award would stimulate a greater interest in the development of a wide range of content and services that would serve the needs of society.
The e-Swabhimani Award process is being conducted along the lines of the World Summit Award and has input from the Digital Empowerment Foundation of India as the Knowledge Partner to ensure that the jury procedure conforms to international standards. The award is a stepping stone to other regional and international awards with all short listed submissions being nominated to the Manthan Award, South Asia.
Sri Lankan citizens (individuals) and organizations who have developed innovative content and practices in using ICT (any electronic device, it could be mobile, radio, camera, TV, Computer, or any social networking site or beyond it, having mass reach) for governance, rural businesses, inclusion, health, education, culture & heritage, news and media, environment etc.
Local and international recognition
Nomination of shortlisted content for the Manthan Award, South Asia.
Best innovations to represent Sri Lanka & South Asia at the Word Summit Award and other international awards.
Opportunity to network, to create business alliances and collaboration amongst participating Companies, Governments and NGOs.
Platform for benchmarking products and services
Exposure to investment opportunities and investors
Winners of the e-Swabhimani, will receive e-Swabhimani trophy and the rights to use the award logo, while securing opportunities to promote winning products/content at all local and regional events. In addition, ICTA will promote the winning products/content by publishing the product/ content details through e-Swabhimani web and e-Swabhmani Book.
Evaluation of Content
The applications and the content that fulfill the set criteria conforming with the rules and regulation of the e-Swabhimani programme, will be evaluated mainly under two broad criteria, namely technical aspects which evaluate the content, interface, interactivity, design & technical realization, degree of innovation and social impact and the strategic aspects which evaluates the innovation and creativity.
Content evaluations are to be carried out in two phases; Online Jury and Grand Jury. Phase I is an online Jury which shortlist the content for Grand Jury. An independent team of qualified national and international Jurors will be involved in both evaluations to ensure selection/ nomination of excellent content for the awards.
“e-Swabhimani” the National Best e-Content Award, that recognizes and takes the excellent e-content to National and International platforms, launched for the year 2015 by calling applications/ submissions in October, 2015 and the deadline for applications has been set for the 6th of April 2016. The Grand jury evaluation is expected to take place by the end of-April 2016 concluding with the Gala event towards June, 2016. Last year’s programme had attracted over 250 submissions.
1. Government & Open Data
| Dynamic services | citizen participation | smart urbanization |
2. Health & Environment
| Wellness | ecology | sustainability|
3. Learning & Science
| Knowledge | skills | education |
4. Entertainment & Lifestyle
| Interactive games | virtual experience |sports |
5. Culture & Tourism
| Immersive heritage | music, art & folk heritage | green mobility |
6. Media & News
| Social journalism | citizen media | hyper news |
7. Business & Commerce
| Customer centric services | security | global e-commerce |
8. Inclusion & Empowerment
| Diversity | gender & equity | economic justice & rights |
To apply and for further information
Sri Lankan citizens and organizations are invited to contribute towards a digital Sri Lanka by submitting innovative and creative e-content to e-Swabhimani Programme 2015/2016.
ICT Agency of Sri Lanka
No. 160/24, Kirimandala Mw., Col-5
+94-11-2369099 to 100
Web : http://www.eswabhimani.lk
Email : email@example.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/eswabhimani/
Deadline for Application Submission: 6th April 2016