REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION GAMBIA POWER GENERATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE I

National Water and Electricity Company Limited
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION
GAMBIA POWER GENERATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE I

30-megawatt dual fuel (HFO/Gas) electricity generation facility
RFQ Response Deadline: 3 December 2020

Notice is hereby given that The Gambia National Water and Electricity Company Limited
(NAWEC), with the support of the African Legal Support Facility, has issued a Request for
Qualification (RFQ) for Gambia Power Generation Improvement Project Phase I. Responses to
the RFQ are due by 11:00 PM (Coordinated Universal Time) on 3 December 2020.

Through the RFQ, NAWEC intends to identify and pre-qualify eligible independent power
producers (IPPs) to develop, finance, construct, operate and maintain a 30MW dual fuel
(HFO/gas) power plant. The power plant will be located in Kotu, The Gambia and will sell its
power to NAWEC under a long-term power purchase agreement. The successful IPP will be
responsible for fuel supply and transportation for the power plant.

A non-refundable application fee of US$300 is required to obtain the RFQ. The application fee
is payable by wire transfer and is to offset NAWEC’s cost associated with the issuance of the
RFQ. Instructions for payment of the application fee and receipt of the RFQ may be obtained by
email to info@nawec.gm and njuwara@nawec.gm with a copy to bfaal@nawec.gm;
lamincamara11@yahoo.com; and kceesay@gmail.com.

Each applicant is encouraged to promptly obtain an application to ensure it has sufficient time to
complete its RFQ response before the above deadline.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, RFQ responses will be submitted electronically via an online
platform as more fully explained in the RFQ. Each applicant must nominate one person to be
granted access to the online platform for submission of its application.

Instructions to applicants seeking RFQ 30 MW Dual fuel can be downloaded in the link below

Instruction to Applicants Seeking RFQ 30MW dual fuel

INFORMATION NOTICE ON THE PROCUREMENT FOR THE DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION (DSI) OF ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT IN THE GAMBIA, GUINEA BISSAU AND MALI WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ECOWAS REGIONAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT (ECOWAS-REAP)

                                                                   

 

INFORMATION NOTICE ON THE PROCUREMENT FOR THE DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION (DSI) OF ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT IN THE GAMBIA, GUINEA BISSAU AND MALI WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ECOWAS REGIONAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT

(ECOWAS-REAP)

 

 

  1. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is working to increase access to electricity for West Africans, one of the major challenges of the region. Within this framework, it has initiated, with the support of the World Bank, the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP), which consists of strengthening and extending medium and low voltage distribution networks.

 

 

  1. The project will be developed in the form of a series of projects with Phase 1 involving The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mali. This phase will benefit from financing of US$ 225 million from the World Bank divided among the three countries and the ECOWAS Commission which will ensure regional coordination. It is based on the construction of three-phase (30/0.4 kV or 33/0.4 kV) and single-phase (17.32/0.23 kV) distribution networks in areas located within a 100 km radius around the OMVG transformer substations in The Gambia (three-phase distribution networks only) and Guinea Bissau (three-phase and single-phase distribution networks) and the OMVS in Mali (three-phase and single-phase distribution networks). In the end, 500 rural localities will be electrified, and the populations will benefit from connection kits.

 

  1. The design, supply and construction section will be made of different lots with the following initial consistency:
Countries The Gambia Guinea Bissau Mali Total
Overhead MV lines 33-30-17.32 kV 900 1 000 2 000 3 900
Substations MV/LV 33-30/0.4 kV of 50 to 250 kVA and 17.32/0.23 kV of 25 kVA 380 280 400 1 060
Overhead LV lines 0.4 – 0.23 kV 1 000 900 1 800 3 700

Note: These quantities are subject to change.

 

  1. Contracts will be implemented in accordance with the principles, rules and procedures set out in the World Bank Procurement Guidelines available on the website of the said institution (www. worldbank.org).

 

  1. The Call for Tenders will be open to all companies from all eligible countries and is expected to be launched in early December 2020, with a submission deadline of 45 days. The implementation of the services is planned for a period of 14 months.

 

  1. Following the general procurement notice ref. OP00059416 of 08 October 2018 published in UNDB and www.worldbank.org, a specific procurement notice will be published on the websites worldbank.org, UNDB and www.dgmarket.com, as well as in local newspapers and other media, as appropriate.

 

  1. Prior to the publication of this specific notice, the ECOWAS-REAP project invites eligible Companies and Suppliers specialized in the design, supply and installation of electrical works (Distribution) to participate in its Outreach Activity which will take place on November 19, 2020, at 10:00 am GMT by Zoom videoconference. In order to register and obtain more information, please send an email to the following contacts: engom@solener-technologies.sn; marema@solener-technologies.sn; copy to ecowasreap1@gmail.com; degnymarcel@yahoo.fr; kouassi_lambert@yahoo.fr; mfsanyang@nawec.gm; mahamady2@yahoo.fr; glferreira747@yahoo.com.br

 

  1. Further information can be obtained from the Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) of the project at the ECOWAS Commission at the address ‘‘ECOWAS-REAP project Coordinator, Directorate of Energy & Mines, ECOWAS Commission Annex,  Niger  House, 4th Floor Plot 817, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Central Area, ABUJA, Nigeria’’ or by mail to degnymarcel@yahoo.fr with copy to kouassi_lambert@yahoo.fr and bdabire@ecowas.int.

Public Notice – 225kV Transmission Line RAP Census

                                                  

The Government of The Gambia (GOTG), with financing from the World Bank’s Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), intends to construct a High Voltage 225 kV Transmission and Distribution line from Brikama to Jabang at the edge of the Salagi Forest Park where a 225/33 kV substation will be built. Three 33 kV lines will also be built from the Jabang substation to feed the Bijilo, Old Yundum and Wellingara substations.

A second phase of survey/census will be conducted to identify all the affected persons along those corridors between 21st October 2020 to 6th November 2020. The new cut-off date to be included in this census the second phase will be Friday 6th November 2020.

The transmission line will start at the edge of the Salagi Forest Park and go along the buffer zone of the Forest up to the Forest billboard at Jamwelleh about 1.8 km off the Sukuta-JambangJelly Highway. From the Forest billboard it will take a right angle toward the border between Mariama Kunda and Jabang, Labakoreh, Yuna and Latrya before turning left, crossing the Sukuta-Jambangjelley Highway toward the proposed Solar Power Plant in Jambur. From the Jambur Solar PV Plant, the line will go along the Bamba and Nyambai Forest Parks crossing the Brikama-Serrekunda Highway to the Brikama OMVG substation.

The T&D line route in red

 

All those whose land(s) will be affected by the Project (especially, those living within the above-mentioned corridor) are requested to contact NAWEC Project Management Unit (PMU) as soon as possible.

The team of consultants and NAWEC will be on site from Wednesday 21 October to Friday 06 November 2020. Please bring all documentation proving ownership or use of this land to the meeting with the surveyors.

Claimants who move into this land on or after November 06 will not be counted in the census.

For further information, contact:

  • Amadou S Diallo, Environment Safeguard Officer, PMU 9964161/3664161, aadiallo@nawec.gm
  • Babucarr Corr, Social Safeguard Officer PMU 3845096 bcorr@nawec.gm

Between Wednesday 21 October to Friday 06 November 2020, claimants who feel they should be included should contact the projects Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) through one of the contacts listed above, or visit the PMU office, located at Emporium Complex, 114 Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia to arrange a meeting with the surveyor.

Specific Procurement Notice – Request for Bids – Construction of 30kV line Laminkoto-Diabugu-Batapa with distribution network and secondary substations for Sami and Sandu districts villages

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids

Construction of 30kV line Laminkoto-Diabugu-Batapa with distribution network and secondary substations for Sami and Sandu districts villages

 

Employer: National Water and Electricity Company Limited

Project: Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project

Contract title: Construction of 30kV line Laminkoto-Diabugu-Batapa with distribution network and secondary substations for Sami and Sandu districts villages

Country: The Gambia

Loan No. /Credit No. / Grant No.: D309-GM

RFB No: GM-NAWEC-88924-CW-RFB

Issued on: 4th August 2020

 

NAWEC has extended Bid submission date and Bid opening date for the above to November 26th, 2020 (Bid Data Sheet, ITB 23.1 and 26.1). All other conditions of the bidding documents remain unchanged.

 

PRESS RELEASE – Design and Build of Transmission Infrastructure between Brikama and Jabang by World Bank under the GERMP

PRESS RELEASE

Following last week’s radio interview of The Hon. Minister of information with reference to some media publications regarding the Notification of Intention to Award the contract for the Design and Build of Transmission Infrastructure between Brikama and Jabang.

NAWEC would like to inform the general public that this particular activity is financed by World Bank under The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) which National Water and Electricity Company Limited is the implementing Agency.

This Project (GERMP) is being implemented by the Project Implementation Unit within NAWEC.

NAWEC hereby notifies the public that the procurement process for this activity was two-stage which involves Prequalification/Initial Selection and then Request for Bids. The World Bank’s role is to ensure the process for World Bank Financed activities is carried out in line with World Bank Procurement Guidelines. The World Bank does not take part in the procurement process but instead provides “No Objections” after receiving documentation of the completion of key stages which for large contracts.

 

The prequalification was done by an Evaluation Committee which members comprise of NAWEC’s Technical Team, PIU, International Procurement Consultant and Consultant who did the feasibility study of the transmission infrastructures line and six (6) Applicants were shortlisted based on merits as per NAWEC’s requirements.

 

RFB was issued out to the shortlisted Bidders and five of them submitted their bids which were evaluated by the same Evaluation Committee. The Bid Evaluation Report was approved by the Bank and NAWEC issued out Notification of Intention to Award to all the five (5) Bidders. There is a Standstill period of 10 business days from the date of transmission of the Notification letter to allow bidders request for debriefing and complains. All these processes are being communicated to the Bank.

 

NAWEC would like to reassure everyone that all procurement rules have been followed with due diligence. The contract is not yet awarded therefore no details of this process can be disclosed at this stage, but all contracts signed by the project are publicly available.

 

The World Bank Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing is publicly available at http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/178331533065871195/Procurement-Regulations.pdf 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Senior Power Engineer for PIU

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

The Gambia

ECOWAS-REGIONAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT (ECOREAP)

 

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA/ D4070

 

Assignment Title: Senior Power Engineer for PIU

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-191894-CS-CDS

 

National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, NAWEC, is preparing and implementing the Gambia-related part of the ECOWAS-Regional Electricity Access Project (Phase I). The Project Development Objective is to increase grid electricity access in Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. The project aims to provide access to around 1.1 million people in specific localities in each country selected following a first-order least cost geospatial planning within a 100-km radius of the substations of the OMVG in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, and the substations of the OMVS in Mali. A critical part of the project work is ensuring compliance with the Environmental and social safeguards requirements of the financing institutions and Gambian legislation.

 

The project comprises three components: (i) Design and build of electricity distribution

infrastructure (Medium Voltage – MV and Low Voltage – LV) to maximize new connections; (ii) Supervision of the construction and technical advisory; and (iii) Technical assistance and project management.

 

A Senior Power Engineer is now being recruited by NAWEC – The Gambia Project Implementation Unit (PIU), in relation with the World Bank, to work on relevant projects activities of the unit. The assignment will be for a period of one-year renewable, time-based.

 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below:

 

Required qualifications:

  • (i) Must hold a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields;
  • (ii) Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • (iii) Fluent in English and French
  • (iv) Good skills in information technology and communication tools;
  • (v) Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • (vi) Experienced computer user, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;

 

General Experience

  • (vii) Excellent writing and reporting skills;
  • (viii) Significant exposure to the electricity sector with a minimum of 5years’ professional experience in power engineering
  • (ix) Regional experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams on rural electrification projects is desirable

 

Specific experience

  • (x) Have been involved at least in two (2) large engineering projects on power grid extension/reinforcement or rural electrification projects MV/LV in the last five (5) years;
  • (xi) Experience and understanding of the methodology of power system planning and analysis software, as well as rules for the interconnection of electricity networks;
  • (xii) Specific experience in substation design, construction, protection, control setting and coordination;
  • (xiii) Have a good knowledge of the issues and problems facing the energy sector in the ECOWAS region.

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 and revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by close of business  8th October 2020PIU-GAMBIA Attn: Haddy Njie, Project Coordinator53 Mamadi Maniyang HighwayKanifing, K.M.C.P.O. Box 609, BanjulThe GambiaTel: (+220) 4376607 / 4376608 Fax: (+220) 4375990 E-mail: hnjie@nawec.gm & mfsanyang@nawec.gm

Click the link below for the Terms of Reference of Senior Power Engineer 

Gambia_Sr Power Engr_ToR

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) – : Consultant to Implement Gender-Based Violence Mapping of Services, Prevention and Response (GBV) Activities, particularly Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and Sexual Harassment (SH)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 

 

The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP)

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA-D6530

Assignment Title: Consultant to Implement Gender-Based Violence Mapping of Services, Prevention and Response (GBV) Activities, particularly Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and Sexual Harassment (SH)

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-181510-CS-CQS-BIS

 

The GERMP additional financing, with the amount of USD 43 million, is currently under preparation and is approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 29th, 2020. This project, which expands the scope of the parent GERMP, aims to improve the operational performance of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), which provides electricity and water services throughout most of the country.

 

The World Bank’s recent Good Practice Note on Combating Sexual Violence in the Financing of Major Civil Works Investment Projects (GBV Good Practice Note), recognizes that projects involving civil works may increase the risk of SEA and SH, including violence against children (VAC), which may be manifested in different ways, for example:

 

  • Projects like the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) with a large potential influx of workers and higher wages for workers can increase the demand for transactional sex or the risk of early marriage in a community where marriage to a project employee is considered the best livelihood strategy for an adolescent. The risk of SEA between workers and minors may also increase.
  • Projects create changes in the communities in which they operate, especially a shift in power dynamics between members of the community and within households. For example, men in the community may be embarrassed when they think that workers are interacting with women of their community or when women working on the project are starting to bring more money than usual into the households. As a result, risks of abuse can occur not only between project staff and those living on and around the project site but also within the households of project-affected communities.

With oversight from the GERMP Project Implementation Unit’s (PIU) Social and Gender Specialists, the overall objective of this assignment is to assist the GERMP PIU in the mapping of related services, prevention, risk mitigation, and response to GBV/SEA/SH. The Consultant chosen will closely work with the NAWEC PIU to provide technical assistance and help the institution be able to handle this issue independently in the long term.

 

The Consultant will develop and implement a range of activities to address GBV/SEA/SH risks. These activities are grouped into the following components:

 

  1. PIU Capacity Building
  2. GBV Service Provider Mapping and the development of a GBV Referral Pathway for the Grievance Mechanism
  3. Stakeholder Engagement and GBV/SEA/SH Awareness Raising
  4. Training to the GM Operator on GBV/SEA/SH on how to provide service referrals and conduct proper record keeping

 

The total duration of the Consultant intervention will be defined by the project, depending upon its level of risk and the first diagnostic findings. Outreach activities will continue regularly throughout the project cycle.

 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained from NAWEC’s Website: www.nawec.gm.

 

National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

 

The shortlisting criteria are:

 

The Consultant must:

  • Be legally incorporated in The Gambia.
  • Have a code of conduct and a clear internal policy aimed at preventing and responding to harassment, exploitation, and sexual abuse, including a regular staff training plan that meets the minimum international standards.
  • Have at least 10 years of work experience in the arena of GBV prevention and response programming in project-affected communities, including proven track record related to GBV projects delivered and trust built with communities.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to apply a survivor-centred approach to support, guide, listen, assess, plan, and follow up on services and survivor support, including an understanding of key survivor care principles.
  • Have experience in delivering gender and GBV-related sensitization training and awareness-raising activities to a wide range of audiences, including in challenging environments (e.g. law enforcement agencies).
  • Have experience and knowledge regarding the ethical and confidential collection and management of GBV-related case data.
  • At a minimum, the team is expected to include, but not be limited to, the following key positions/expertise:

 

  1. Manager of the assignment (with experience in one of the below areas)
  2. GBV/SEA/SH trainer
  3. Communications expert
  4. Health expert (with specialization in addressing situations of GBV)
  5. Psychosocial counsellor
  6. Legal expert

 

The team must include local experts with work experience in the project area of influence. The team should be composed of both women and men.

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 and revised November 2017 and August 2018   (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

 

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification-based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00:

 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by October 9th, 2020.

 

The Managing Director

National Water and Electricity Company

Attn: Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway

Kanifing, K.M.C.

P.O.Box 609, Banjul

The Gambia

Tel: +220 4376607 / 4376608

Fax: +220 4375990

E-mail: hnjie@nawec.gm (and copy to mfsanyang@nawec.gm)

Terms of Reference for the Recruitment of a Consultant[1] to Implement Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response (GBV) Activities, particularly Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and Sexual Harassment (SH), as part of the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP)

[1] Please note that the Consultant to be recruited under this TOR may be an NGO, private firm, or agency, or individual or group of individuals.

Click on the link below for the

Final Terms of Reference GERMP GBV Mapping and Action Plan 6Aug2020

 

Public Notice – 30 kV Line Laminkoto/Diabugu RAP (Re-Settlement Action Plan) Census

Public Notice – 30 kV Line Laminkoto/Diabugu RAP (Re-Settlement Action Plan) Census

The Government of The Gambia (GOTG), with financing from the European Investment Bank and the World Bank’s Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), intends to construct a Medium Voltage 30 kV Transmission and Distribution line from Laminkoto to Diabugu with branches to electrify satellite communities like the branch from Kaleng Jawbeh to Bush Town.

A survey/census will be conducted to identify all the affected persons along those corridors between Saturday, 19th of September to Friday 25th of September 2020. The cut-off date to be included in the census will be on Friday,25th September 2020.

The T&D line spans the Districts of Sami in the Central River Region (CRR) and Sandu in the Upper River Region (URR). The proposed route of the transmission and distribution line is along the Laminkoto-Passamas road corridor in the northern bank of The Gambia, terminating in Diabugu Batapa.

The trajectory of the line will follow the road alignment, connecting the intermediate communities between Laminkoto and Diabugu. Additionally, T-offs (branches) will be created where necessary, and lines will be constructed to connect communities located away from the main road alignment. Some of the lines branching off from the main road would run through farmlands to supply the communities with both Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV) electricity. A total of 46 communities would be connected along this transmission corridor.

All those whose land(s) will be affected by the Project (especially, those living within the below cited 46 affected communities) are requested to contact NAWEC Project Management Unit (PMU) as soon as possible.

The Alkalos of these areas will inform the Project Affected Persons of the days they are supposed to meet with the consultant surveyors.

The team of consultants will be on-site from Saturday 19 to Friday 25 of September 2020. Please bring all documentation proving ownership or use of this land to the meeting with the surveyors.

Claimants who move into this land on or after September 25 will not be counted in the census.

For further information, contact:

Between Saturday 19 to Friday 25 of September 2020, claimants who feel they should be included, should contact the projects Grievance Mechanism (GM) through one of the contacts listed above, or visit the PMU office, located at Emporium Complex, 114 Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia to arrange a meeting with the surveyor.

But given the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations from the WHO and the Government of The Gambia, it is recommended to contact the PMU via telephone or email.

List of villages affected