The President of republic of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo has appointed two committees (Steering committee and Task Force) to implement National Identity Card system.

To fulfill the responsibility entrusted with them, the two committees are requesting international and domestic companies to submit their bid proposal on National ID Card system (NICS).

The National ID Card registration will be conducted through-out Somaliland districts (i.e. 23 electoral districts) within 5 months.

Qualified companies can submit their proposal request to the office of National Tender Board within two weeks, not later than April 15, 2014.

Details of RFP can be downloaded from the official Somaliland Government website:

For further information please contact the following emails,

ID Taskforce:
National Tender board:

For further details,please do also click on the link below:



  1. And the point of giving ID cards to people you don't know the identity of is?

    They also need to impliment was to track the ID of a person so you cannot change you ID whenever you feel like it.

  2. I am who I am is my identity. Even looks have a language, and accent can identify one's roots and where one is born. No matter where one is, Somalilanders know each other.

  3. This RFP is fixed. It is just a show to claim transparency. The writer of the proposal who owns his own ID company in Dubai is the one who will be announced as the winner of this generous contract approximated to cost 4 million dollars. The ID company owner is the cousin of Bashe Morgan. The 12 day notice of this proposal is not even enough to study the proposal.

  4. gmail and hotmail addresses?!
    That shows how serious the organizers of this shameful scam are, a scam designed to put money in someone's pocket and directly undermine national interests of state building.

    This process normally takes at least a year and in a country like ours much longer – we don't know where our eastern border is, there's no civic registry, people don't know their birth date, nomads are freely roaming the region and are not residents of any country; there is no law regulating ID cards, there is no assessment study, there is no trained staff. People are uneducated and don't know why should they register, and how.

    And what about multiply registering and measures to prevent it – there are at least two powerful groups with vested interests to do that, clans and al-Shabab, not to mentioned neighbouring countries.

    But all that is not important to our government. They have their own agenda, compromising national interests only to stuff their pockets with money. Poor Somaliland.

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