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TANESCO issues general procurement notice for Malagarasi

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) has issued a general procurement notice for the construction of the 49.5 MW Malagarasi hydro plant and associated transmission and distribution lines, in the Kigoma region of western Tanzania. The project will include the construction of the hydro­power plant, a transmission line, distribution networks and rural electrification lines, including the installation of last-mile connections, as well as project management and contract administration and compensation and/or resettlement of project affected people.

The run-of-river project, on the Malagarasi river, which will essentially operate as a baseload plant with expected annual output of 181 GWh, is designed mainly to serve the local demand in Kigoma and the surrounding regions, comprising households and social services amenities (education, health and water supply facilities) as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

The scheme is expected to meet the needs of about 130 000 households.

Interested bidders can obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by contacting the Secretary of the Tender Board (see details in the bid below).

The services included under this project are:

(a) Design review and preparation of bidding documents

(b) Support in the procurement of contractors for plant design, supply and installation of works

(c) Supervision of works comprising the 49.5 MW Malagarasi hydropower plant; a 132 kV evacuation transmission line spanning 54 km, from the Malagarasi hydropower site to the Kidahwe 400/132/33 kV substation and distribution network expansion and rural electrification. The latter will consist of medium voltage lines (40 km) and low voltage reticulations (65 km) to increase the 33 kV dispatch capacity from the Kidahwe substation, and to serve communities living within the neighbourhood of  the powerplant and the transmission line route.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US$ 120 million loan in November last year towards the US$ 144 million cost of the run-of-river plant and associated grid infrastructure that is to be operated by the state-run utility.

Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the shortlist and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the AfDB’s ‘Procurement Policy for Bank Group Funded Operations’ dated October 2015.

For further information on both tenders, contact:

Nyelu P. Mwamwaja

Secretary, Tender Board


Umeme Park Building

PO Box 9024

Dar Es Salaam


Tel: + 255 22 2451145