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Tender Alert — May 08, 2018

See Below for 5 tender Opportunities

A brief summary:

1. South Africa — Request for Information for the Identification of Energy Storage Technologies and Systems for Multipurpose Applications

2. Ghana — MCC Power Compact Procurement Opportunities, including technical loss reduction projects

3. Mali — Mini Hydro Power Project Power Plant Expansion and Related Network Distribution Project

4. Mozambique — Tender Opportunity for Advanced Meter Reading

5. Liberia — RFP for Grid Extension Work (only U.S. companies eligible)

6. Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Energy launched a call for Expressions of Interest for a new solar power project.

1. South Africa — Request for Information for the Identification of Energy Storage Technologies and Systems for Multipurpose Applications

Background: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (Eskom) invites submissions in response to a request for information (RFI) for the identification of energy storage technologies and systems for multipurpose applications. The scope of work includes: information on storage technology solution options; information on integration and control systems; supplier/company track record information; application and siting information; system performance information; operation and maintenance requirements; and anticipated system life cycle.

The RFI on various storage technology options is to enable Eskom research to identify all industry role players and stakeholders, available technology and solution options, and also any possible localization and job creation opportunities. This information, once collated in an energy storage database, will assist Eskom to make informed technology decisions with respect to appropriate application of storage technologies throughout its network and systems including at a customer level.

This RFI is a stand-alone, information-gathering, and market-testing exercise, intended only to inform and assist Eskom’s further deliberation and development of a strategy for the Drafting note: technologies used in the Energy Storage technologies and systems for multipurpose applications. Eskom may request indicative prices if so stated in this RFI.

Link for more information: http://tenderbulletin.eskom.co.za/Tenders/Docs?TENDERID=39099

Proposal Deadline: The deadline for submission is Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00amSouth African Standard Time (SAST). The RFI responses should be submitted as an original copy (for the tender office) and accompanied by one hard copy (evaluation) and one soft copy on CD.

A clarification meeting for the RFI will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00amSAST at the Eskom Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville. Tenderers must confirm their intention to attend the clarification meeting by email to ngwenyas@eskom.co.za by no later than Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the end of business SAST. The email should state the name, position, and contact details of each proposed attendee.

The closing time for clarification of queries is five days before the deadline for tender submission.

Point of Contact: Eskom has delegated the responsibility for this RFI to Mr. Stanley Ngwenya (ngwenyas@eskom.co.za)

Tender Office Address: Eskom Megawatt Park Tender Office
Northside, Maxwell Drive
Sunninghill, Johannesburg

2. Ghana — MCC Power Compact Procurement Opportunities

Details: Ghana Power Compact (2016–2021)
MCC’s $498 million compact is helping the Government of Ghana transform the power sector through private sector participation and key policy and institutional reforms that will provide more reliable and affordable power to Ghana’s businesses and households.

Highlighted Compact Projects:

  1. The Access Project ($10 million)
  2. The Electricity Company of Ghana Financial and Operational Turnaround Project ($148.5 million)
  3. Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Project ($26 million)
  4. Northern Electric Distribution Company Financial and Operational Turnaround Project ($54 million)
  5. Power Generation Sector Improvement Project ($15.5 million)
  6. Regulatory Strengthening and Capacity Building Project ($3.4 million)

ECG Opportunities — Technical Loss Reduction Projects

Pokuase Bulk Supply Point
•Package 1A: 330/33 kV GRIDCo substation
•Package 1B: 33/11 kV ECG substation

•Design, supply, installation, and commissioning

•Both will be offered under a single responsibility contract; procurement to be launched June 2018

•Package 2: Outgoing 33 and 11 kV interconnecting lines (underground and overhead); target September 2018.

- Both will use FIDIC Yellow Book Contract (Design-Build)

Line Bifurcation and Network Improvements (QIII-QIV 2018)
•Multiple packages to be released by districts in Accra West

For more information: please see the attached documents — “Doing Business with MCC” slides and “General Procurement Notice (GPN) No 8”

Contact: Send an email to paghana@charleskendall.com in order to register your interest in the activities you would like to follow. This will allow the Ghana MiDA team to keep you updated and/or provide you with an SPN when the activity starts.

3. Mali — Mini Hydro Power Project Power Plant Expansion and Related Network Distribution Project

Background:

The government of Mali has received donations from the African Development Funds (ADF) and Transition Support Program (FAT) to fund a project for expansion of a mini hydro power plant with related distribution network (PDM-HYDRO).

Specific Objective of the project:

- increase the public power generation capacity to 8,9 MW
- connect 12,500 subscribers to the network in rural areas
- Reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 15,800 TeCO2 / per year with a reduction in time required for the use of electricity generators
- Provide technical assistance to perform a feasibility study of the project to enable electrification of 60 rural settlements and the construction of a hydroelectric plant.

The project is comprised of three phases: i) Construction of infrastructure of the hydro power plant and related distribution network in Djenne and Talo, ii) Institutional support, iii) Project Management.

For more information: See attached.

Timeline: Tender documents should be submitted no later than October 1, 2018.

Power Africa POC for U.S. companies:

Rebecca Taylor
U.S. Embassy Mali
Email: TaylorRA3@state.gov

EDM POC: Interested bidders who meet the eligibility criteria may obtain further information and should confirm their intention to the following address:

Société Energie du Mali SA (EDM-SA)
BP: 69; Direction of Study and Strategic Planning (DEPS) headquarter
at the old BMS building, ACI 2000-Bamako-Mali
PROJET MANAGEMENT UNIT / (PDM-HYDRO).
TO THE ATTENTION OF MONSIEUR TOUNTOU BALLO.
Coordonnateur du Projet -Unité de Gestion PDM-HYDRO
Mobile : (00223) 66 75 36 65 ;
E-mail 1 : tballo@edm-sa.com.ml ;
E-mail 2 : ballotountou@yahoo.fr ; et

Amidou KONE, Expert Distribution Electricité
Mobile: (00223) 66 74 72 14
E-mail: hkone@edm-sa.com.ml

Patrice COULIBALY, Expert Centrale Hydroélectrique
Mobile: (00223) 66 75 41 66
E-mail: pcoulibaly@edm-sa.com.ml.

4. Mozambique — Tender Opportunity for Advanced Meter Reading

Background: The government of Mozambique has obtained financing from the World Bank, which is in the process of being channelled through the national power utility, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) as the Project Implementation Agency, towards the cost of Power Efficiency and Reliability Improvement Project.

The government intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for supply, installation and commissioning of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR).

EDM now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply, installation and commissioning of AMR to its customers’ premises.

For more information: See here. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and bidding documents from EDM, Social Energy Directorate, from Mr. João Catine at joao.catine@edm.co.mz

Bid deadline: Bids must be delivered before 10:00 am of 25 May 2018. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.

EDM POC:
ELECTRICIDADE DE M OÇAMBIQUE, E.P. (EDM)
SOCIAL ENERGY DIRECTORATE (DES)
Att: Mr. João Catine, Project Manager
Av. Fili pe SamuelMagaia, N° 368
Maputo — Moçambique
Email: joao.catine@edm.co.mz and victorino.macie@edm.co.mz
Tel: + 258 21 35 36 62
Fax: + 258 21 32 20 74

Power Africa POC for U.S. Companies:
Daniel Donato
Commercial Specialist — U.S. Embassy
U.S. Commercial Service
Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
Email: Daniel.Donato@trade.gov

5. Liberia — RFP for Grid Extension Work (only U.S. companies eligible)

Background: The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development to Liberia (USAID/Liberia) is seeking proposals from qualified small business organizations (limited to U.S. based small businesses) to provide construction services for the Ganta-Gbarnga 33kV line and associated distribution, protection, and control facilities. The Ganta-Gbarnga line extends 77.28 km from Ganta to the vicinity of Cuttington University in Gbarnga and includes installation of a grounding transformer bank, a voltage regulator, a main disconnect switch, a primary metering set, approximately 25.5 km of single phase distribution line and associated transformers, approximately 10km of low voltage line and 500 consumer service drops. Power to serve the loads will come from the Danane-Ganta Cross Border 33kV system.

For more information: See attached and here here.

Bid Deadlines:

The anticipated timeline for this solicitation are:

Pre-bid Conference: May 15, 2018, 10:00am

Site Visit: May 16–17, 2018

Questions Due Date/Time: May 23, 2018, 5:00pm Monrovia

Anticipated Date of Response to Questions: May 31, 2018

Proposal Due/Closing Date/Time: June 15, 2018,4:00pm Monrovia

You are invited to participate in the Pre-bid Conference (Monrovia) and site visit (Gbarnga-Ganta), as scheduled above. Please note offerors that do not attend pre-proposal conference and site visit will not be considered for award.

Interested parties are to submit their company name and address, name of point of contact, telephone number and e-mail address by Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 05:00 pmconfirming that you will attend the pre-proposal conference and site visit on May 15,16 &17, 2018 at 11:00am to: Andrew Parks at aparks@usaid.gov , Anita Nzeribe at anzeribe@usaid.govand copy to: Edward S. Lamin: elamin@usaid.gov and Mary Wambugu:mawambugu@usaid.gov .

Power Africa POC:

Anita M. Nzeribe, MBA
Senior Energy Advisor/Liberia Power Africa Lead
Office of Economic Growth
USAID/Liberia
502 Benson Street
1000 Mamba Point 10
Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
+231 (0)776 777 000 ext. 7151
+1 202 216 6353 (Switchboard) x 7151

Email: anzeribe@usaid.gov

Koménan KOFFI

Spécialiste en énergie

Agence américaine pour le développement international

Ambassade des États-Unis — Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

T: +225 22 49 46 54 M: +225 05 11 90 93

kkoffi@usaid.gov

6. Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Energy has recently launched a call for Expressions of Interest for a new solar power project.

Background:

  • Energy source: Solar project
  • Capacity: 25 MW
  • Tariff expected: < 50 FCFA/kWh (approx. 9.2 cent per kWh)
  • Location: Odienné (north)
  • Submission Deadline : May 25, 2018, 10:00am (Abidjan time)
  • Shortlist for tendering process: 7 companies
  • For more info, see advertising document attached or consult the new Ministry’s website: http://mpeder.ci/.

Ministry POC:

  • Name: N’GORAN Konan Norbert
  • Title: Directeur de la Maîtrise d’Energie et des Energies Renouvelables Direction Générale de l’Energie (DGE)
  • Tel: (225) 20 20 61 45
  • Email : sac.cisse@gmail.com / ngoran.k.norbert@gmail.com

Power Africa POC:

  • Koménan KOFFI
  • Spécialiste en énergie
  • Agence américaine pour le développement international
  • Ambassade des États-Unis — Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • T: +225 22 49 46 54 M: +225 05 11 90 93
  • kkoffi@usaid.gov

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