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Pakistan’s PPIB seeks consulting services for hydropower projects

The tender is open to consulting firms, individual consultants, NGOs and joint ventures between NGO(s) and consulting firm(s)/individual consultants.

The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB), which promotes private sector participation in the power sector on behalf of the Government of Pakistan, invites expressions of interest by 30 June from qualified consultants for two assignments related to the development of hydropower projects.

The assignments, which are to be financed from a Technical Assistance Grant from the French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), comprise: developing a mechanism for tariff-based bidding of hydropower projects; and, a review of feasibility studies for hydropower projects.

Bidders to be selected for the assignments should be a consultant firm/JV with experience in the preparation of internationally recognized comprehensive request for proposal(s)/ tender documents for awarding hydropower projects through international competitive bidding. They should also have experience in the monitoring and review of feasibility studies for hydropower projects to make them bankable and affordable through local and foreign experts with knowledge in hydropower (design and execution), as well as in general issues (economic and financial, monitoring and evaluation, environmental and social, national and international due diligences, procurement and so on). International firms may join with Pakistani firms to address the local expert component. The full tender notice with details of the scope of the contracts and the required qualifying criteria can be viewed at: From the submitted applications, PPIB will shortlist a maximum of six applicants, to whom request for proposals to carry out the services will be sent.

For further information contact: Shah Jahan Mirza, Managing Director, Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB), Ground and 2nd Floors, Emigration Tower, Plot No.10, Mauve Area, G-8/1, Islamabad 44000; Tel: +92 (51) 9264034 41; Fax: +92 (51) 9264030 31; Email:,,,, and/or Sami Rafi Siddiqui; Tel: +92 (51) 9264004; Fax: +92(51) 9264030 31; Email: