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Consultancy services sought for the rehabilitation of Ranolia hydropower plant in Pakistan

Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) seeks to hire a reputed consultancy firm for the design and construction supervision services for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Ranolia hydropower plant in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Requests for Proposals (RfPs) are invited through an online e-tendering system by 14 December.

Rehabilitation of the 17 MW run-of-river station located on Ranolia Khwar, a tributary of Dubair Khwar, in the district of Kohistan, is to be co-financed by the Asian Development Bank. The plant, which was commissioned in September 2021, was severely damaged by major flash floods in August 2022, which devastated the entire valley along Ranolia Khwar. The weir structure was completely washed away while the structure and machinery in the powerhouse was heavily damaged.

The services of an engineering consulting firm are required to undertake field surveys; assess the extent of damages; design and produce drawings along with quantification and cost estimates for the works to be executed; preparation of bidding documents for the award of construction contracts; supervision of construction activities; and contract administration/management. A firm/joint venture of firms shall be selected for the services under a Quality and Cost based selection (QCBS) method and procedures described in the RFP. The proposal should be framed for an implementation period of 24 months and Defect Liability Period of 12 months.

A complete set of RFP documents in English may be purchased for downloading on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of PKr 3 000 through Pay Order or Bank Draft in favour of the CEO of PEDO up to five days prior to the closing date. Interested firms must apply online on For further information, contact: Project Director, Ranolia Hydropower Plant, PEDO House, 2nd Floor, Room 331, Sector B/2, Phase-5 Hayatabad, Peshawar 25000,  Pakistan; Tel.: +92 91 921 7004; Fax: +92 91 921 7340.