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Penstocks sought for small hydro scheme in DRC

Virunga Power, a US based, Kenya registered rural utility developer, invites bids by 17 October for the supply of two 627 m-long penstocks for the Luviro hydropower project in Ivingu, in the province of Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Luviro scheme is being developed within the framework of a rural electrification project in the territory of Lubero. Separate contracts will be tendered for construction of civil works, including a water intake, a head pond and a powerhouse to be equipped with two Pelton turbines as well as a 33 kV and 400 V distribution network.

Tendering for this contract is open to individual contractors or a consortium of bidders registered in one of the ACP countries, one of the EU member states or in a country authorized under the agreement by the ACP-EU partnership, which is financing the contract. All equipment supplied for this contract must be sourced from one of these countries and be covered by a certificate of origin.

Bidders must supply a bid guarantee of €3000 at the time of the submission of bids. The winning bidder will be required to provide a performance guarantee equivalent to 10 per cent of the value of the signed contract within 30 days of receiving the signed contract from the tenderer.

Tender documents are available from the company’s website at: Bids should be submitted in French.

For further information, contact: Ephrem Balole, Virunga SARL, Bureau ICCN, Parc National des Virunga, Croisement des deux routes asphaltées à Munigi, Avenue Kibalabala – Munigi, Goma, DRC. Email: