Supply and Installation of Containerized Data Centre At the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat


The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional grouping of 21 African States which have agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and transport facilitation. More information can be obtained from the COMESA website

The COMESA Secretariat intends to develop Datacentre houses computing servers and core network resources that require high availability, limited and controlled physical access to the facility, protected from fire and safety hazard, adequately supplied with power utility, controlled heat and ventilation system, to ensure critical services are always operating.


The objective   of the assignment   is  to;

  • Design, supply and Installation of a containerized Data Centre facilities and perform the necessary Civil Work.
  • Training for the COMESA IT Network Staff in Data centre Technologies.

Scope of Work

Supply and Installation of Containerized Datacentre

Putting a containerized datacentre need to address the following areas:

  • Tier 3 Datacentre
  • Supply of 20ft containerized data centre.
  • Rack with complete accessories for cable management, power strip to distribute power to equipment within it, airflow manager
  • Fire detection, alarm and suppression solution for protecting IT equipment from fire hazards.
  • Power Connection to Three Phase Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) power, Backup Generator, Automatic Transfer Switch and Main Distribution Board with phase monitoring.
  • Air-conditioning system to keep the Data centre cool 24/7.
  • Supply and install modular and scalable UPS solution and connect power to every rack in the datacentre.
  • Environmental monitoring and controls DCIM/ BMS (Temperature, Humidity, power events, etc.)
  • Physical surveillance (CCTV) and monitoring screen
  • Access control (Bio-metric and card Access)
  • All the necessary civil works.

Click on the links below for more details.

  1. RFB - DATA CENTRE (143 downloads)
  2. 211213_TOR-COMESA-Containerized-Data-Centre-Revised-DEC.docx (117 downloads)

Addendum 1 Closing Date Extension – DATA CENTRE

All  PROSPECTIVE  BIDDERS  are hereby requested to take note that;

  1. Closing date for submission of Proposals has  been extended to WEDNESDAY  16TH  FEBRUARY 2022, 10:00hours Zambian time.

Please  take this as an official notification.

All other terms and conditions remain the same. 

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