The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
[Set up under an Act of Parliament]
Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice
Invitation for Expression of interest (EOI) from software development companies for providing software relevant to the Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI by July 31, 2017
The Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice (CCBMP) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is meant to encourage and enhance close links between the Institute and the Chartered Accountants, so as to provide for them, a base of reference in terms of knowledge, expertise, skills and assistance in their professional growth, simultaneously pursuing the goal of providing newer opportunities to the practitioners & CA Firms. One of the major responsibilities of CCBCAF & SMP is to arrange software relevant for the Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
The CCBMP invites Expression of Interest from the various software vendors who are interested to provide the software relevant to the Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI by July 31, 2017. The intending parties are expected to have appropriate level of practical experience in the relevant area along with the knowledge of various aspects of the CA profession.
Terms of Reference for the Vendors of the software:
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall be willing to re brand its existing software.
Further, THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall not use the logo of its Company on the software provided to ICAI members and / or in any ancillary document related to the software except with prior approval of ICAI and for limited purposes only.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide the assistance to the Members for the software and shall provide support through their help desk.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide initial license Free of cost/discounted/subsidized for first two years activation from date of MOU to CA members and thereafter, provide the software at nominal price. Any registered member with ICAI would be eligible to get single copy of initial license without paying any cost.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide Free of cost/discounted/subsidized licenses of the software during the period of MOU to all present and future Information Technology Training Centers of ICAI all over India with two years’ activation. THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall also provide Free of cost/ discounted/subsidized live patches of the software as and when released during the term of this MOU.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide Free of cost/discounted/subsidized single license of the software with two years’ activation from date of MOU to all present and future offices of ICAI.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall also provide free of cost training to all staffs in the Head Office & other offices of ICAI as well as to provide live patches of the software as and when released during the period of MOU.
Any other terms & conditions, as decided by the Committee from time to time.
Delivery of software products
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall make available the Software Setup in the ICAI/Committee website www.icai.org.in and www.icai.org so that software setup may be downloaded from website and installed by the ICAI members.
i) THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall upload the extensive documentation in soft form (PDF & HTML) through web links. These documents shall include Installation Manual, Feature List, FAQs, and User Manual etc.
ii) THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide latest software patches through website www.icai.org.in
iii) THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall provide access to the updated documentation, whenever the new update/release of the current version of the products is published if the same is required.
b) UPLOADING THE SOFTWARE ON COMMITTEE’S WEBSITE:
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall make available the Software content through the website of Committee for Capacity Building of CA Firms and Small & Medium Practitioners, www.icai.org.in and www.icai.org so that software setup can be downloaded and installed easily by the members, Free of
Training to End Users
The software vendor shall provide Free of cost Training to all users of the software.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall not use the name of the ICAI or any of its associates in any manner whatsoever for the promotion of its products. THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall not publicize directly or indirectly in their advertisements in any manner about the MOU or arrangements with the ICAI except with the prior written approval of ICAI.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall not state in any manner that any of its software products are endorsed, vetted, approved or developed with the inputs of the ICAI.
THE SOFTWARE VENDOR shall use the data coming to its possession for intended purpose only, in case this data is otherwise used or intended to be so used by THE SOFTWARE VENDOR, the Company shall be liable for the same.
ICAI hereby retains the right to impose any other or relax the existing terms & conditions for the arrangement of the software.
The intending Software vendors are required to send a formal request letter with the following details to Dr. Sambit Kumar Mishra, Secretary, Committee for Capacity Building of CA Firms and Small & Medium Practitioners (CCBMP), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, A-29, First Floor, Administrative Block, Sector-62, Noida (U.P.), P.C.- 201409, Telephone: 0120-3045994, Mobile: 09312085025. Sending proposals by email at firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred:
1. Brief profile of the Company
2. Specific experience and expertise in the software relevant to the Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI they offer.
3. Proposed coverage of the Software relevant for Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI
4. Details about the software relevant for Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI
5. Modalities about the software relevant for Practitioners & CA Firms of ICAI
It may be noted that mere submission of the Expression of Interest shall not entitle the applicant Vendor Company to enter into an arrangement with CCBMP, ICAI for its software. CCBMP, ICAI reserves the right to invite similar proposal from any other Vendor Company though they may not have offered their expression of interest in this regard. CCBMP change/alter/modify in terms & conditions of the aforesaid EOI at any point of time. No communications will be entertained from the applicant Vendor Companies in this regard. Only selected vendors will be individually communicated. CCBMP, ICAI reserves the right to reject the Expression of Interest received from the applicant Vendor Companies without assigning any reason therefore. CCBMP, ICAI also reserves the right to cancel the aforesaid announcement of EOI without assigning any reason thereof.
Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice (CCBMP),