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Kyrgyzstan issues procurement notice for new hydro and rehabilitation projects

The Ministry of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic has issued a general procurement notice for the planned construction of new small and medium-scale hydropower plants and rehabilitation of existing hydropower plants, as well as associated technical studies and consultancy services.

The Kyrgyz Republic has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 80.2 million from the International Development Association of the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund toward the cost of the Kyrgyz Renewable Energy Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds to pay for goods, works, consulting services and non-consulting services to be procured under this project.

The Kyrgyz Renewable Energy Development Project will also comprise the strengthening of the transmission system to facilitate the integration of hydro and solar power, along with technical assistance and capacity building, and institutional strengthening and project implementation support, according to a notice issued on 26 June.

The main activities to be procured through open competition are expected to include the design, supply and installation of the Tar hydropower plant to be located to the east of Osh city in Jalalabat region, including the construction of a power line, as well as the design, supply and installation of the 220 kV Isanova substation and 220/110 kV overhead transmission lines. The Tar project is designed to harness the hydropower potential of the Tar river, a left-bank tributary of the Kara Darya river.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (November 2020), and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regulations. After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection. Specific procurement notices will be announced on UN Development Business online, on the World Bank’s external website and https://minenergo.gov.kg/.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact Nurlan Kurumshiev, Director, Projects Management Office (PMO), Ministry of Energy, 326 Jibek-Jolu Street, 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Email: pmo.kgz@gmail.com; Tel.: +996 312670501; https://minenergo.gov.kg/

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