Bids invited to equip Gbedin Falls in Liberia

Liberia’s Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders by 6 June for the design, supply and installation of hydro-mechanical equipment, 33 kV evacuation line, substations and associated civil works for the Gbedin Falls hydropower plant. The 9.4 MW run-of-river project on the St John River in Nimba County in northeastern Liberia is being undertaken by the RREA as part of the Renewable Energy for Electrification of Liberia (REEL) project, with loan and grant financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the African Development Fund (ADF), Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) and Transitional Support Facility (TSF) Pillar I. The contracted works are to be completed within 24 to 30 months from contract signing.

Bidding will be conducted through the Open Competitive Bidding International (OCBI) procedures as specified in the Bank’s “Procurement Policy Framework for Bank Group funded operations” dated October 2015; www.afdb.org/en and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Framework. The bidding document in English may be purchased upon the submission of a written application to the RREA and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$ 300. Payment can be made either by banker’s cheque in favour of RREA or a direct payment to our Finance Department or United Bank for Africa, Account Number 53030030000064; Swift Code-UNAFLRLM.

All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of US$ 700 000 in the form of a bank guarantee. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and inspect the bidding document during office hours at the below-mentioned address. For further information, contact: Stephen V. Potter, Sr., Deputy Executive Director for Program, Rural and Renewable Energy Agency, Old LEC Substation, Newport Street, Monrovia, Liberia; Tel.: +231886525505; +231777525505; E-mail: stephenp@rrealiberia.org with cc: augustinem@rrealiberia.org; paschaline.mashingaidze@yahoo.ca and info@rrealiberia.org.

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