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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: State Lottery 77 Bits LLC Bitola Announces Business Cooperation Agreement for Software Lease and Online Gaming Platform Services

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: State Lottery 77 Bits LLC Bitola Announces Business Cooperation Agreement for Software Lease and Online Gaming Platform Services
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: State Lottery 77 Bits LLC Bitola Announces Business Cooperation Agreement for Software Lease and Online Gaming Platform Services

Based on Rulebook on the conditions, manner and procedure for concluding business contracts cooperation for services for the provision of lease of gaming content for internet gaming number 01-16/2 from 12.02.2024 year ,, State Lottery 77 Bits LLC Bitola announces:

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NO.01-CCB/2024 FOR THE SUBMISSION OF OFFERS FOR THE AWARD OF A BUSINESS COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF SERVICES FOR PROVIDING THE LEASE OF SOFTWARE AND ON-LINE PLATFORM WITH GAME CONTENT FOR ORGANIZING ONLINE GAMES OF GAMBLE

I. SUBJECT OF THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

A public announcement is published for the submission of offers for the award of a business cooperation agreement for services for the provision of software lease and an online platform with game content  for organizing online games of chance.

The subject of this agreement is services for providing lease of software and an online platform with game content for organizing online games of chance.

The following conditions apply to the offers for the selection of a business partner for the provision of services for the lease of software and an online platform with gaming content for the organization of online games of chance of the Company for the organization of online games of chance:

II. DOCUMENTATION ON THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

1. All interested legal entities can pick up the documentation following the public announcement, which consists of tender documentation, from the State Lottery - 77 Bits LLC Bitola, upon payment of EUR 2,000.00 to the account of the State Lottery, namely:

- for domestic legal entities, the MKD equivalent of EUR 2,000.00 at the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia, on the day of payment (Depository Bank Komercijalna Banka – AD Skopje on transaction account number 300060000201793);

- for foreign legal entities an amount of EUR 2,000.00 (Correspondent bank: Komercijalna Banka – AD Skopje, IBAN:MK07300701004108014, SWIFT: KOBSMK2XBTB).

The documentation on the public announcement (tender documentation) after the payment has been made can be picked up at the company's headquarters, “Boulevard 1st May” Street No. 344 in Bitola, as of February 22, 2024.

3. The documentation can be picked up by presenting: 

a. document for the bidder's identity - extract from the relevant register; 

b. proof of payment for documentation on the public announcement; 

c. signed and certified statement of confidentiality and 

d. appropriate power of attorney from the bidder for the person authorized to collect the documentation.

4. The documents from point 3, which are not in the Macedonian language, should be translated into the Macedonian language by an authorized court translator.

III. PARTICIPATION GUARANTEE

The interested party who wants to submit an offer for awarding a contract for business cooperation for services for providing the lease of software and an online platform with game content  for organizing online games of chance is obliged to submit a guarantee in the amount of at least 12,000 EUR in the form of a bank guarantee.

IV. RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The right to submit an offer is given to any interested domestic or foreign legal entity - bidder, who has a registered legal entity for the performance of the activity related to the subject of the contract in NRM and who has collected tender documentation from State Lottery 77 BITS LLC Bitola, with proof of paid compensation for the same thing.

The bidder for the execution of the subject of this contract should independently fulfill the conditions of the public announcement or fulfill them together with other companies in which the business associate has a capital connection of at least 50% (company, groups of companies, subsidiaries, or legal entities established in a country that is a member of the European Union or in the Republic of North Macedonia and who will prove the same with a founding decision, an extract from a commercial or court register, or another appropriate legal act as proof of the capital connection).

The companies with which the interested bidder is capitally connected with an appropriate statement transfer the right to the business associate, as the holder of the right to fulfill the conditions of the public announcement.

The bidder within the same procedure for awarding a contract for business cooperation can only participate in one bid.

All bids will be rejected if the bidder does not meet the conditions for participation in the public announcement.

The bidder must meet the following general conditions:

With the offer, the bidder must submit supporting documentation that will prove:

- personal condition;

- the economic and financial situation;

- technical or professional ability;

The requested documentation should be submitted in original or in a copy certified by the bidder with a stamp and signature of the responsible person, with the indication "True to the original" and they should not be older than 6 (six) months.

Personal condition

In order to prove personal ability, the bidder, if appearing as an independent bidder or together with capital-related companies, should fulfill the following conditions:

- in the last five years, no final judgment has been issued for participation in a criminal association, corruption, evasion of taxes and contributions, terrorism or criminal offenses related to terrorist activities, money laundering and terrorist financing, and abuse of child labor and human trafficking;

-  that there has not been a final judgment related to providing false data in a procedure for a public tender or announcement, or for fraud or for a criminal offense, which refer to the organization or organization of games of chance;

-  that a secondary penalty has not been imposed, a ban on participation in a public announcement procedure, awarding of public procurement contracts and public private partnership contracts;

 - that a secondary penalty, a temporary or permanent ban on performing a separate activity, has not been imposed;

- that no bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings have been opened;

-  that there are no unpaid taxes, contributions and other public duties, unless the bidder is approved for deferred payment of taxes, contributions and other public duties in accordance with special regulations and pays them regularly;

-  that no misdemeanor sanction has been imposed, a ban on the performance of a profession, activity or duty, i.e. a temporary ban on the performance of a separate activity, and

- a statement that in the last five years no final judgment has been issued for participation in a criminal association, corruption, evasion of taxes and contributions, terrorism or criminal offenses related to terrorist activities, money laundering and terrorist financing, and abuse of child labor and human trafficking.

Ability to perform professional activity

To prove the ability to perform a professional activity, the bidder should submit a document for  registered activity as proof that is registered as a legal entity for performing the activity related to the contract in question.

Economic and financial situation

In to qualify as eligible in order to perform the subject of this Public Announcement, the bidder must fulfill the following minimum conditions in terms of his economic and financial situation:

- to have an annual income from organizing games of chance of at least 40,000,000 (forty million) euros in total for the last three financial years and to prove the same with revised financial statements/report from the last three years.

Technical or professional ability

In order to qualify as eligible to  of performing the contract in question in terms of his technical or professional ability, the bidder should meet the following conditions:

- the bidder must have a registered legal entity based in the Republic of North Macedonia.

 - to have experience in the development and support of the software and platform for online games of chance of at least 8 (eight) years in 2 (two) countries/jurisdictions in Europe of which 1 (one) country/jurisdiction in the Balkans (Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Greece).

- to have a system for protection against fires, floods and other disasters, in accordance with standards of the type of VESDA, FM200 or similar standards that guarantee protection against fires, floods and other disasters.

- to have at least 10 (ten) own-developed and certified games (i.e. innovative gaming products of the bidder), on its platform on the day of submission of the offer, which games are certified by a renowned certification body in Europe.

- ?o possess a functional proprietary B2B gaming platform for B2C operation and management of online gaming including the elements of player registration, transaction management, bonus tools, digital marketing tools and transaction administration and control tools and interface;

- must have its online gaming platform up and running satisfying the following standards and features:

a) Communication security: All SaaS (software as a service), applications must enforce the use of TLS 1.2 or higher for any form of communication in order to ensure secure communication and protection against potential eavesdroppers, tempering  or forgery of messages (This includes both data-in-transit and data-at-rest)

b) RNG: Random Number Generator (RNG) must be certified by a renowned certification body in Europe in at least two countries/jurisdictions where its gaming platform is up and running on the day of submission of the offer;

- have integrated content from at least 20 leading slot game and live casino providers;

- to have integration with at least 3 largest aggregators of slot games and live casino,

- to have a sports and casino jackpot module;

- to have a verification module;

- to have a module for reports;

- to have a module for responsible playing and limiting players to play. 

The bidder who submitted an offer, in addition to the general conditions, must also met special (specific) conditions.

The bidder must meet the following special requirements:

- to conclude the contract for business cooperation for the provision of lease of software and (on-line) platform with game contents for organizing online games of chance for a period of time of at least 15 (fifteen) years;

- to submit a bank guarantee for the fulfillment of the contract in the amount of EUR 12,000 (twelve thousand euros), for a period of time that includes the duration of the contract;

- to confirm that it will provide/prescribe procedures for raising the system in case of temporary non-functionality;

- provide at least two software support developers for the entire duration of the contract;

- to confirm that it will provide other conditions related to the safety and security of the services it offers.

V. CONTRACT AWARD CRITERIA

The criterion for awarding the contract, after fulfilling the general and special conditions, will be the most economically advantageous offer.

VI. MANNER AND DEADLINE OF DELIVERY AND VALIDITY OF THE BID

1. The offer for awarding a contract for business cooperation for services for providing the lease of software and an online platform with game content for organizing online games of chance should be in written form in  Macedonian language.

2. The period of validity of the offers is 180 days from the day of submission of the offer.

3. The bidder encloses the original copy in a sealed inner envelope containing the name of the bidder with full and correct address.

The inner envelope is enclosed in a sealed outer envelope which:

     - is addressed with the correct address of the State Lottery – 77 Bits LLC Bitola ;

     - contains the public announcement number;

     - in the upper left corner there is a mark "?? ???????" or "Do not open", so as not to open before the time and date for opening the offers.

If the two envelopes are not closed and marked as required, State Lottery 77 BITS LLC Bitola does not assume responsibility for the cancellation or early opening of the offer.

Bids that are opened prematurely due to non-compliance with the conditions for closing and marking them will be rejected as untidy.

Bids are submitted to the following address:

Company for organizing online games of chance, State Lottery – 77 Bits LLC, street Bul. 1 May, No. 344, 7000, Bitola, in person at the registry office, marked "FOR PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 01-CCB/2024"

4.The final date for submission of bids is 30 days from the day  of the announcement until 11.00 AM local time.

5.The procedure of the public announcement for collecting bids is conducted by the Commission.

VII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 To obtain additional information, interested persons can contact the professional services of the State Lottery - 77 Bits LLC Bitola , every day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the email address: dl77bits@gmail.com .

Confidentiality 

STATEMENT

By___________________________________

Address: ______________________________

Representative of _______________________

Based on: (power of attorney) _____________

I hereby declare that:

1.  I will use the attached facts, information, documents and reports that are integral part of the documentation on the public announcement only for the purposes of submitting a bid for awarding a joint venture contract in a new trade company for organizing internet (online) games on chance.

2. I will not allow unauthorized access to the documentation on the public announcement to third parties

Date and place:            Signature:

____________            _________






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