GMDSS Expansion Project Tender Notice

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) intends to award a contract to a licensed telecommunications provider for the provision of services and equipment under The GMDSS Expansion Project to be funded by the Universal Service Fund (USF). 

The project is for the supply and installation of a remote Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) transceiver in Union Island. This remote site will expand the coverage of the Coast Guard’s VHF communications system and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) to the southern Grenadines. Notwithstanding the terms of their License, existing telecommunications providers shall be eligible to bid for all projects under the USF. 

Additionally, any other entity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines can tender a bid for the project but must acquire a license under the Telecommunications Act (Cap 418) of the Revised Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines of 2009 before the contract can be awarded and executed. Interested persons may obtain further information and tender documentation from:

The USF Administrator 

National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission 

2nd Floor, National Insurance Services Building 

Upper Bay Street, Kingstown 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

Tel: (784) 457-2279 | Fax: (784) 457 2834 | Email:

The deadline for the submission of sealed tenders is 4:00 PM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the office of the NTRC.