NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY (NAWEC) ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, LOAD MANAGEMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS Terms of Reference

NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY (NAWEC)

ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, LOAD MANAGEMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS

Terms of Reference

Background

The Gambia is a fragile country that is in the process of a major political and economic transition following a 22-year long autocratic rule that left the country impoverished, highly indebted, and a in a very fragile state. The Government of The Gambia (GoTG) has taken important steps to lay the foundations for democracy and set the country on a new development path. Responding to the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation, GoTG has developed the Gambia National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA), which provides a policy framework to address the impact of climate change at national and local levels. This Plan prioritizes the energy and water sectors as country priorities.

The energy sector, particularly the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has implemented a number of measures to increase generation capacity, improve supply and efficiency, increase electricity access, and reduce transmission and distribution losses. Thereby contributing to debt reduction. However, NAWEC faces technical, organizational, and financial challenges and remains financially unviable, with high electricity costs, continuing financial losses, and high debt.

Management of the water sector is somewhat fragmented. The Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources (MFWR) is responsible for the overall management of water resources as well as for rural water supply and sanitation services, while NAWEC is the public utility responsible for provision of water supply and sanitation services. While the Gambia is endowed with ample water resources, the economic value of these resources is not fully exploited.

Urban water supply, which is under NAWEC’s responsibility, is in crisis. In urban areas, about 69 percent of the population has access to safely managed water, but the quality of services is poor due to frequent service outages, with some neighborhoods not receiving water for days, weeks or even months at a time. Preoccupied by emergency measures to contain the water cuts, NAWEC has not been able to extend services in urban areas at a time when urbanization has been growing at a rate of 4.5 percent a year, and many areas still lack access to water.

World Bank Support to The Gambia

In 2018, The World Bank initiated the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project. The Project Development Objectives (PDOs) are to improve the operational performance of NAWEC and improve the capacity of NAWEC to dispatch variable renewable electricity. This project is intended to support the country’s first utility‐scale solar PV plant, upgrades to the T&D infrastructure needed to absorb variable energy and imports, and extension of the distribution backbone throughout the country. The World Bank is now preparing to provide additional financing (AF) to this project.

The proposed AF will allow the project to meet the PDOs and increase the Project’s developmental impact. The AF will address three issues: (i) a funding gap for Component 2 of the original Project; (ii) scale up investments in metering and energy efficiency; and (iii) address the funding gap for sector turnaround activities, which in the case of the water sector, represent a quick response to the current water crisis through targeted interventions. These actions would include reforms related to NAWEC’s financial and commercial performance, measures to improve NAWEC’s ability to reduce losses related to non-revenue water (NRW), actions to improve the efficiency of water pumping systems, storage and water treatment processes; and strategic studies for water, sanitation and energy and capacity building for NAWEC’s water staff.

A key element of the AF is a comprehensive energy audit of the water operations of NAWEC  in the Banjul urban area to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency, implement cost-effective renewable energy resources, and reduce operating costs, consistent with global best practice, and to increase NAWEC’s capacity for delivering water and sanitation services. The AF will also identify options for developing a sustainable financing mechanism for investments in energy efficiency and NRW reduction in the water operations of NAWEC throughout the country.

The NAWEC System in the Banjul Urban Area

The following information on the NAWEC System in the Banjul area is provided in Annex A. It includes:

  • Map of the system
  • List of borehole pumps
  • List of stand-alone boreholes
  • Coordinates of all boreholes
  • List of tanks

NAWEC has not assessed the energy efficiency of its water operations, but it is recognized that these operations are inefficient due to the age of its pumping inventory and other equipment, inadequate maintenance, and limited attention to efficiency improvement. Also, NAWEC loses an estimated 33 to 50 percent of the water it produces, either through physical losses in the distribution network or through commercial losses due to faulty meters, poor billing practices, and illegal connections. In addition, NAWEC does not have enough bulk water meters and thus cannot accurately measure water production and distribution through its network, hence creating the need for district metered areas (DMAs). NAWEC does not have a functioning geographical information system (GIS) to manage its assets; a hydraulic model to monitor water flow; and hydraulic zones that could help it deliver water in an organized and systematic way.

Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Operating Costs

The energy consumption of the water operations of NAWEC in the Banjul urban area is very high. These costs contribute to its financial losses, unreliable service, and weakening institutional autonomy. Promoting energy efficiency is a key objective of the World Bank’s Additional Financing of the Project.

It is believed that, since much of the equipment in the NAWEC System was installed many decades ago, it is likely to be inefficient. Also, since the system has probably undergone many changes over the years, the pumping system configurations are not likely to be optimized. The World Bank’s experience with water supply, distribution and treatment systems has demonstrated that large savings in energy consumption and costs, as well as many co-benefits including reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are achievable with a formal approach for energy management. Energy and cost savings measure identified in prior World Bank projects include:

  • Pumps and pumping systems operations: (a) replace inefficient pumps; (b) install variable frequency drives; (c) utilize gravity-fed systems instead of pumping; (d) optimize pumping system operation; (e) improve maintenance.
  • Water loss management technologies: (a) leak reduction (b) pressure management.
  • Wastewater treatment: (a) improve efficiency of anaerobic digestion and aeration equipment; (b) use efficient activated sludge process; (c) reduce wastewater with reuse and recycling; (d) generation and use of biogas from wastewater treatment processes.
  • Load Management: (a) schedule pumping operations during off-peak electricity periods; (b) use capacitors for power factor correction; (c) utilize storage capacity of reservoirs to reduce peak loads on the electricity system
  • New technologies: (a) implement supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software; (b) install smart pumps; (c) automated meter reading
  • Renewable energy options: (a) small-scale hydropower; (b) rooftop solar PF; (c) solar pumps; (d) floating solar PV plants on reservoirs.

Objective

The overall objective of this assignment is to conduct a detailed energy and water audit of the NAWEC water supply, distribution and treatment system in the Banjul urban area to identify, assess and recommend opportunities for improving energy efficiency and load management and implementing renewable energy options.

Scope of Work

The Consultant shall apply its know-how and expertise in energy and water audits, using international best practice, to:

  • document in detail the NAWEC water supply, distribution, and treatment system in the Banjul urban area;
  • create a robust baseline of water and energy use based on a survey of actual operating conditions;
  • establish detailed data on electricity and water-use patterns,
  • Identify the major energy-intensive equipment and systems;
  • identify and assess potential for optimization of electricity use patterns,
  • create a list of specific energy efficiency and water savings measures,
  • define the opportunities for cost savings and reduced power curtailment (blackouts or brownouts) through load management by shifting large pumping operations from peak to off-peak electricity use periods;
  • Identify opportunities for utilization of renewable energy, solar PV especially;
  • identify and assess potential for generating power in wastewater treatments plants, gravity lines, the raw water canals, solar collectors on the roofs of filtration plants and other buildings (or any other possibility), and
  • identify the investment requirements and project paybacks for the opportunities for improved efficiency and cost savings.

The Consultant shall conduct the following tasks:

 

Task 1 – Project Inception and Preliminary Assessment

This Task shall focus on identification of data availability and a preliminary identification of the opportunities for energy efficiency improvement, load management, and renewable energy deployment.

The Consultant shall conduct the equivalent of a “walk-through” assessment of the NAWEC water operations in the Banjul urban area. It is anticipated that the Consultant shall conduct a one to two-week site visit to the headquarters and major parts of the system and shall identify the available data from existing sources including, but not limited to:

  • layout of the system and all of its major components (reservoirs, pumping stations, pipelines, treatment facilities, etc.)
  • main pumping stations
  • pipelines – length, capacity, age, etc.
  • reservoirs – capacity, flows
  • identification of major energy using equipment – capacity, age, operating hours, etc.
  • electricity consumption – total and for major pumping stations and other major energy consuming equipment
  • peak loads – total and for major pumping stations and other equipment
  • electricity tariffs (if internally billed to the water operations by the electricity operations) – peak and off-peak tariffs, time of use tariffs, energy charges per kWh, demand charges per kW, power factor fees, etc. as appropriate
  • electricity bills (or payments/transfers from the water operations to electricity operations) – total and for major components of the system
  • Operation and maintenance procedures and costs
  • Potential sites for generating hydropower from water flows and for establishing solar PV power plants on rooftops and reservoirs
  • Opportunities for using solar PV pumps.

Based on this information, the Consultant shall conduct a situation analysis that will identify:

  • Additional data that may be needed to develop a detailed baseline
  • Needs for equipment replacement
  • Preliminary identification of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Preliminary assessment of load management options
  • Identification of possible opportunities for renewable energy
  • Detailed definition of measurements to be undertaken and instruments to be used.

The consultant shall prepare an Inception Report describing all of the above findings. The Consultant shall define (with modifications and refinements as appropriate) the scope of work and task descriptions for the subsequent Tasks in more details than those originally presented in the Consultant’s proposal for this assignment.

Task 2: Identify and Assess Energy Efficiency Opportunities

The consultant shall carry out an energy efficiency audit that will include collection and analysis of technical and financial data on the NAWEC system, including bulk water supply, filtration plants, water trunk mains, distribution pipelines, and sewage treatment plants. The technical data collection will include field measurements as defined in the proposal and refined during the Inception Task. The Consultant shall develop a detailed baseline of historical energy consumption and peak loads, equipment inventory including technical characteristics of pumps, energy use (kWh) and peak load (kW) for each major facility, electrical, mechanical and process systems, physical losses in the transmission and distribution networks, electricity use and bills/transfers, and operation and maintenance costs. The purpose of the baseline will be to identify the most energy intensive equipment and processes, their specific energy consumption (kWh/m3) and contribution to total costs, and potential areas of energy and water savings.

The assignment will include:

  • Data collection (document and data reviews, field measurements, review of operational and maintenance practices, and other onsite assessments), information analysis, pump inventory, identification and evaluation of energy saving options.
  • Development of operational information on the pressure and discharge at major nodes of the water mains and distribution pipelines.
  • Assessment of the power supply system of the water intake facilities, pumping stations, and water treatment facilities to identify and recommend measures on how to improve the reliability of the system operation and maintain optimal pressure at control points.
  • Breakdown of energy consumption and costs based on a thorough assessment of the existing systems. This assessment is intended to inform the identification and prioritization of interventions (both physical and institutional) to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs of utility operations.

Based on the above, the Consultant shall establish an accurate and reliable method for measuring results of the implementation of the efficiency options.

Examples of energy efficiency (EE) measures shall include but not be limited to:

  • Pumps and pumping systems operations
    • Replace inefficient pumps
    • Install variable frequency drives
    • Operate pumping systems more efficiently
    • Improve maintenance of pumping systems
    • Install capacitors
  • Water loss management
    • Leak reduction
    • Pressure management[1]
  • Installing light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Wastewater treatment
    • Improve efficiency of anaerobic digestion

and aeration equipment

  • Use efficient activated sludge process (if appropriate)
  • Reduce wastewater with reuse and recycling
  • New technologies such as
    • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
    • Smart pumps
    • Pumping systems optimization
    • Automated meter reading

For the identified options, the Consultant shall assess the implementation mechanisms, energy and cost savings, investment costs, operational and maintenance costs, and estimated payback periods. The Consultant shall also estimate the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions resulting from the implementation of the EE options.

Task 3: Analysis of Load Management Opportunties

This task shall include assessment of electricity usage profile for the water operations, specifically from the point of view of assessing the demand or load on the electrical system incurred during the peak-demand timings coincident with high electricity demand on the NAWEC electricity distribution system.

The consultant shall identify the peak electricity demand periods of NAWEC and estimate the benefits to the NAWEC Electricity system shifting pumping operations to off-peak periods. The Consultant shall identify options for load shifting to off-peak periods including increasing reservoir capacity, and other actions to facilitate the shifting of the water pumping timings. The consultant shall suggest demand management protocols to promote a permanent load shift through simple heuristics/rules for management of pumping hours, optimized use of holding capacities, etc.

In cooperation with NAWEC, The consultant shall also estimate the co-benefits to the NAWEC electric power system due to the reduction of the electricity peak loads, such as improved electrical systems efficiency, reduced power shortfalls and load curtailment/blackouts, reduced needs for new generation capacity and related investments, and reduced operational costs due to load shifting from peak to off-peak periods.

Task 4: Assessment of Potential for Renewable Energy

The consultant shall assess options for renewable energy generation in the water operations of NAWEC. These options shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) generation – Installation of solar collectors on rooftops at water supply and treatment facilities or other water-related properties, including floating solar PV plants on reservoirs, to produce electricity and reduce electricity needed from the NAWEC electrical system.
  • Solar PV applications for water pumping – Installation of solar pumps as replacements for existing electric pumps.
  • Generation of electricity from small hydropower – To the extent that NAWEC is discharging water to a lower level, small hydro turbines could be used to generate electricity.
  • Generation of biogas in wastewater treatment facilities for power generation or other uses.
  • Other renewable energy options, as applicable.

For each option, the consultant shall define the technical options, feasibility of implementation, electricity generation potential, cost savings, other benefits and co-benefits (including GHG reduction), and costs of construction, operation and maintenance.

 

Task 5: Investment Needs and Financing Options

The consultant shall develop and document the methodology and approach for conducting pre-feasibility analysis to translate key findings into investment needs, benefit-cost assessment, and implementation plans – considering both institutional and infrastructure/equipment requirements to improve efficiency of water operations, implement load management/demand response options, and utilize renewable energy where appropriate. The methodology shall include, as appropriate, development of energy and water balance models, and hydraulic modeling of the water supply system with different scenarios of water consumption and operation of pumping stations. It will also include identification of investment needs for key infrastructure and equipment for improved efficiency (e.g., leakage and pressure control, pump replacements, and other modifications) as well as renewable generation technologies. The Consultant shall prepare a pre-feasibility report for the measures identified in Tasks 1 – 3.

The consultant shall review and summarize international experience with respect to the options for implementation and financing the required investments. One option that should be explored is the engagement of energy service providers (ESPs), such as energy service companies (ESCOs), to undertake some or all of the implementation activities using a performance based contracting approach. An ESCO can provide services spanning the entire energy services value chain, including auditing, design and engineering, equipment procurement, installation and commissioning, financing, O&M, and facility management. The Consultant shall assess the existing market in The Gambia for provision of energy services and define whether and how NAWEC can work with local or international ESCOs to: (i) Mobilize private sector innovation, entrepreneurship, and financing; (ii) Obtain access to the latest energy efficient products, technologies, and equipment; (iii) achieve high-quality installation and O&M; (iv) obtain performance guarantees, thereby reducing the project risks.

The Consultant shall document typical business models used by ESCOs, such as guaranteed savings, shared savings, outsourced energy management, etc. The Consultant shall provide an overview of the current status of the energy services market in The Gambia and any expected activities by the Government of Gambia to facilitate and promote ESCOs.

Task 6 – Dissemination and Training

The Consultant shall conduct the study in close cooperation with NAWEC, and its conclusions will then be presented and discussed with NAWEC staff and management during a dissemination workshop. The main purposes of this workshop will be to (i) present the results; (ii) validate the information and assumptions; (iii) obtain additional feedback from a wider cross-section of NAWEC staff, including from its electricity operations; and (iv) raise awareness of the options and benefits; and (v) design and initiate a capacity building process to be taken up and intensified by the planned World Bank lending project.

The Consultant shall develop a training program that would include the following:

  • Training materials for water utility management and government officials on the benefits of energy management and energy efficiency improvement
  • Training of water utility engineers on options for energy efficiency and load management and related financing and implementation issues
  • Training of operating personnel on pumping technologies, energy auditing, and instrumentation and metering)Training of equipment and service providers who may be providing services to the water utility on detailed energy audits, assessment of the financial aspects of EE measures, implementation and commissioning, and measurement and verification (M&V)

Task 7 – recommendations for Scaling Up

The Consultant shall collaborate with NAWEC to develop a scaling up plan for extending the results of this study of the urban Banjul area to the other urban and rural areas of Gambia.

Reporting

The consultant shall provide the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Energy Audit report
  • Load Management Report
  • Renewable Energy Options report
  • Pre-Feasibility report
  • Financing Options Report including assessment of potential for performance contracting using ESCOs or other financing mechanisms
  • Training materials
  • Draft Final Report
  • Final Report

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Duration of Assignment

The estimated period of performance is eight (8) months. The contract is expected to commence on _______ and conclude on _______.

Payment Schedule

The Consultant is responsible for all project activities and logistics including, but not limited to, transport, lodging, supplies, translation/interpretation, telephones, computers, and so forth.

The assignment will be remunerated on a lump sum basis as per the norms and procedures of the World Bank. Payment will be linked to the following deliverables (specified in the Scope of Work), after being accepted by the World Bank to its satisfaction:

  • Contract Signing: 10% of contract value
  • Inception Report: 10% of contract value
  • Draft Reports on Energy Audit, Load Management and Renewable Energy – 30% of contract value
  • Pre-Feasibility Report – 10% of contract value
  • Financing Options Report – 10% of contract value
  • Draft Final Report – 15% of contract value
  • Final Report – 15% of contract value

 

Required Firm Qualifications and Experience

The Consultant must demonstrate experience in:

  • Conducting investment-grade energy audits for water supply, distribution and sanitation systems
  • Flow measurements for bulk water supply and distribution networks and creation of water and energy balance
  • Knowledge and understanding of water treatment facilities and related technology options
  • Understanding of electricity distribution systems
  • Experience in carrying out prefeasibility of engineering and costing with raw and/or treated water, assessment of renewable energy options.
  • Experience in the region is an advantage.

ANNEX A

INFORMATION ON THE NAWEC SYSTEM

 

The following files provide information on the NAWEC System:

 

(Note – we need to place the map and the four excel files on a web site that can be accessed by the respondents to the RFP.)

 

  • Map of the system
  • List of borehole pumps
  • List of stand-alone boreholes
  • Coordinates of all boreholes
  • List of tanks

 

[1]  Pressure management technologies such as Demand Driven Distribution (or equivalent) can considerably reduce surplus water pressure in pipes and lower the risk of water hammer, which is a primary cause of new holes. This multi-pump solution operates at proportional pressure and this ensures flow is supplied precisely as needed and at the pressure required.

Click on the link below for additional information.

REOI for Energy and Water Audit Final

Brikama Wellfield Boreholes
No.  Name Location Coordinates Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
Easting Northing
1 E1 Ballast 320534 1469928 85 19.32 SP46-5 7.5 OK
2 E14 Kassakunda 315430 1466380 75 15.4 SP95-7 30 OK
3 E15 Jambanjelly 314112 1467409 72 12.01 SP95-7 30 OK
4 E2 Nyambia Forest 319029 1469244 89 19.3 SP46-7 12 OK
5 N1 Abandoned 322959 1470679 17.93 OK
6 N2 Kabafita Forest N 321985 1470862 80 20.5 SP46-7 11 OK
7 N3 Kabafita Forest N 320726 1471119 75 20.82 SP77-5 18.5 OK
8 N4 Nyambia Forest N 319452 1471387 80 17.76 SP77-5 18.5 OK
9 N5 Nyambai Forest N 318332 1471618 78 17.4 SP77-5 18.5 OK
10 N6 Nyambai Forest N 317172 1471863 72 14.63 SP95-7 30 OK
11 O1 Ballast 320498 1469811 90 19.17 Observation B/Holes OK
12 O2 Kabafita Forest N 320517 1469890 100 18.74 OK
13 O3b Kabafita/Bafuloto Rd 318835 1471518 78 17.93 OK
14 E6 Kassakunda 317612 1465887 75 18.02 OK
15 E7 Kassakunda 316546 1464372 77 20.23 OK
16 E9 Nyofeleh Madina 315341 1463184 76 9.14 SP77-5 18.5 OK
17 E12 Siffoe 316437 1461645 73 9.51 SP77-7 18.5 OK
18 E13b Nyofeleh Madina 314835 1464757 89 16.81 SP77-7 26 OK
19 E5 Brikama Jamisa 318998 1466465 82 14.53 SP77-7 26 OK
20 E3 Brikama Jamisa 319449 1467933 90 19.19 SP77-7 26 OK
21 M3 Mandinari 323384 1476315 82 13.12 SP77-5 18.5 OK
22 M4b Mandinari 322860 1475696 85 16.81 SP46-7 11 OK
23 N1A Nyambai Forest S 317980 1469637 88 20.7 SP77-5 18.5 OK
24 MO3 Lamin 322701 1477844 Observation BHs OK
25 O5 Nyofeleh Madina 315361 1463096 OK
Brikama Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 Brik old Tank Nema 13°16’32.29″N 16°38’50.84″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 OK
2 Brik  new Tank Kabafita 13°17’12.88″N  16°38’24.39″W 90.2 20.6 SP-77-5 30 OK
3 Kembujeh Kembujeh 13°16’49.48″N 16°37’52.23″W N/A N/A N/A N/A OK
Yundum Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 YUN/T Yundum Tank  13°22’8.46″N  16°39’12.79″W 64.9 21.4 SP77.5 18.5 OK
2 TTC Yundum Army Barracks  13°21’47.67″N 16°39’41.86″W N/A 22.22 SP46-8 13 OK
3 NASA Yundum Airport  13°20’54.44″N  16°38’57.92″W N/A 26.22 SP77-5 18.5 OK
JOB 2 Yundum Airport N/A N/A N/A N/A OK
Fajara Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 1A Kairaba Ave  13°27’51.85″N  16°41’20.87″W N/A N/A SP-46-7 11 Ok
2 1B Kairaba Ave  13°27’31.27″N  16°41’6.77″W N/A N/A SP-46-8 15 Ok
3 BH5 Latrikunda  13°27’14.82″N  16°40’57.92″W N/A N/A SP-46-8 13 Ok
4 BH6 Fajara  13°27’53.48″N  16°40’53.33″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 Ok
5 BH14 Kanifing  13°27’32.50″N  16°40’43.47″W N/A N/A SP46-8 15 Ok
6 BH16 Stadium  13°28’8.99″N  16°40’46.35″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 15 Ok
Serrekunda Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 BH8 Serekunda tank  13°26’10.92″N  16°40’56.31″W 60.95 11.62 SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
2 BH10 Bakoteh  13°25’42.33″N 16°41’45.44″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
3 BH11 Sukuta  13°24’50.33″N  16°41’35.42″W N/A N/A SP 46 8 15 Ok
4 BH12 Nema Kunku  13°24’50.72″N  16°40’57.83″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
5 BH17 Nema Kunku  13°24’18.11″N  16°41’20.31″W N/A N/A SP-95-5 22 Ok
6 BH18 Willingara  13°24’18.81″N 16°40’25.37″W N/A N/A SP-46-12 15 Ok
7 PN-2 Willingara  13°23’23.33″N  16°41’7.70″W N/A N/A SP-77.5 18.5 Ok
8 PN-3 Willingara  13°23’22.47″N 16°40’25.92″W N/A N/A SP 77.-5 18.5 Ok
9 PN-4 Willingara  13°23’37.05″N  16°40’1.60″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 Ok
10 PN-5 Willingara 13°23’49.69″N  16°40’25.25″W N/A N/A SP-45-15 15 Ok
11 PN-6 Willingara  13°23’30.75″N  16°40’43.75″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 Ok
GBA Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 Kan/Tank Kanifing  13°27’44.61″N  16°40’41.22″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 OK
2 Kerr Serign Kerr Serign  13°26’8.76″N  16°42’52.38″W N/A N/A SP-30-6 5.5 OK
Sukuta Wellfiled Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 SS-1 Salagie  13°23’43.34″N  16°42’13.12″W 58 18.28 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
2 SS-2 Salagie  13°22’57.41″N  16°42’15.29″W 65 19.68 SP230-10 15 OK
3 SS-3 Salagie  13°22’2.25″N  16°42’12.18″W 76 21.46 SP 95-5 22 OK
4 SS-4 Salagie  13°21’40.29″N  16°42’18.83″W 60 18.61 SP-45-15 18.5 OK
5 SS-5 Salagie  13°23’31.35″N  16°43’11.43″W 60 16.24 SP-46-8 15 OK
6 SS-6 Jabang  13°21’40.29″N  16°42’18.83″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 OK
OB8 67 13.49 Observation BHs OK
JO1 68 12.81 OK
JO2 71 13.53 OK
JO2A 32 13.78 OK
JO3 80 12.55 OK
7 A-1 Jambur  13°21’47.45″N  16°43’32.59″W 69 13.83 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
8 A-2 Jambur  13°21’1.42″N  16°42’28.59″W 63 5.79 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
9 A-3 Jambur  13°20’37.33″N  16°43’12.13″W 62 7.94 SP-77-5 30 OK
10 A-4 Jambur  13°19’53.04″N  16°42’26.89″W 71 13.74 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
11 A-5 Jambur  13°20’28.22″N  16°41’49.35″W 65 10.95 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
12 B-1 Jambur  13°19’9.01″N  16°43’7.63″W 78 8.12 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
13 B-2 Jambur  13°18’37.39″N  16°41’59.36″W 80 17.03 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
14 B-3 Jambur  13°18’8.96″N  16°43’9.70″W 73 12.51 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
15 B-4 Jambur  13°19’21.80″N  16°42’26.70″W 93 18.64 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
16 SS-7 STP Sukuta  13°23’31.00″N  16°42’17.00″W N/A N/A SP-77-6 18.5 OK
17 JOB 1 Salagi Forest  13°22’31.00″N  16°42’20.00″W N/A N/A SP-77-7 18.5 OK
Gunjur Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 G-1 GUNJUR  13°11’27.00″N  16°45’03.00″W N/A N/A KSB 18.5 OK
2 G-2 SANDALI  13°12’20.00″N  16°43’53.00″W N/A N/A KSB 18.5 No
Kotu Ring Project Boreholes-Sukuta Wellfiled
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 C1 LATRIA  13°21’14.68″N  16°41’32.27″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 OK
2 C2 JABANG  13°20’9.17″N  16°41’22.84″W N/A N/A SP77-7 26 OK
3 C3 JAMBUR  13°19’0.22″N  16°41’52.60″W N/A N/A SP95-5 22 OK
4 C4 BRIKAMA  13°17’50.93″N  16°41’25.86″W N/A N/A SP95-5 26 No
5 C5 JALAMBANG  13°16’42.95″N  16°41’5.80″W N/A N/A SP95-5 26 OK
New Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 A BRUFUT WARD TANK BOREHOLE  13°23’46.39″N  16°45’11.81″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
2 B BRUFUT  TANK BOREHOLE  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
3 D BRUSIBI TANK BOREHOLE  13°24’34.42″N  16°43’21.95″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
4 E OLD YUNDUM TANK BOREHOLE  13°22’11.48″N  16°40’57.32″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
5 F TANJI BOREHOLE  13°20’48.20″N  16°47’15.43″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
6 G SANYANG BOREHOLE  13°16’10.34″N  16°45’33.24″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
7 I JAMBANJELLY BOREHOLE  13°17’9.10″N  16°43’31.55″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
Proposed Boreholes World Bank- GBA
No Borehole Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type ≈ Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 WB-1 Nyambai Forest  13°17’26.67″N  16°39’25.09″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
2 WB-2 Kabafita Forest  13°17’51.30″N  16°39’40.28″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
3 WB-3 Kabafita Forest  13°17’47.93″N  16°39’11.68″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
4 WB-4 Kabafita Forest  13°17’31.53″N  16°38’45.32″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
5 WB-5 Kabafita Forest  13°17’35.93″N  16°38’13.73″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
6 WB-6 Kabafita Forest  13°25’29.71″N  16°42’35.57″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
7 WB-7 Nema Su  13°24’32.06″N  16°41’42.54″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
8 WB-8 Nyofelleh  13°22’12.10″N  16°40’57.64″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
9 WB-9 kanuma N/A N/A TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled Out of scope for energy audit
10 WB-10 Farafenni N/A N/A TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled Out of scope for energy audit
Indian Project Boreholes-Sukuta Wellfiled
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type ≈ Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 SP/GBA-1 Mamuda Village  13°18’04.00″N  16°43’46.00″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
2 SP/GBA-2 Mamuda Village  13°18’06.64″N  16°44’21.98″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
3 SP/GBA-3 Mamuda Village  13°18’31.18″N  16°44’20.81″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
4 SP/GBA-4 Mamuda Village  13°19’04.42″N  16°44’17.42″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
5 SP/GBA-5 Banyaka Village  13°19’46.21″N  16°44’10.83″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
6 SP/GBA-6 Latriya village  13°20’20.20″N  16°43’58.18″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
7 SP/GBA-7 Jambur Village  13°19’34.17″N  16°43’47.62″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
8 SP/GBA-8 Jambur Village  13°19’45.80″N  16°43’06.94″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
9 SP/GBA-9 Jambur Tank Site  13°19’17.29″N  16°42’04.32″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
* BH Borehole
** TBC To be confirmed
Item No. Water Treatment Plant No. of Boreholes Capacity m3/hr. Boreholes in Operation Actual Capacity m3/hr. Pump details Motor details Status of pump/motor
Type Pump No. Serial no: Head Dischargem3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM
1 Fajara Water Treatment Plant 6 316.8 6 316.8 KSB P1 9974056414/400/01 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731261 15 1463 Ok
KSB P2 9974056414/400/02 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731262 15 1463 Ok
KSB P3 9974056414/400/03 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731263 15 1463 Ok
2 Serekunda Water Treatment Plant 12 792 11 720 GRUNDFOS P1 A97508487P109300001 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 2 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS P2 A97508487P109300002 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 5 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS P3 A97508611P109300003 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 3 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS SP4 96595583P209210004 81.1 148 MMG160M – 42 – E2 80158 11 1460 Ok
GRUNDFOS SP5 96595583P209210005 81.1 148 MMG160M – 42 – E2 80161 11 1460 Ok
3 Sukuta Water Treatment Plant 20 1425.6 18 1295.6 KSB P1 9974056414/200/05 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745391 75 1488 Ok
KSB P2 9974056414/200/01 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090674 75 1488 Ok
KSB P3 9974056414/100/04 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090672 75 1488 Ok
KSB P4 9974056414/100/02 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090671 75 1488 Ok
KSB P5 9974056414/100/03 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745389 75 1488 Ok
KSB P6 9974056414/100/03 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745390 75 1488 Ok
KSB P7 9974056414/200/01 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745388 75 1488 Ok
KSB P8 9974056414/200/05 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090673 75 1488 Ok
KSB P9 386639 50 288 KSB 12SET20181045414325 55 1480 Ok
KSB P10 386637 50 288 KSB 12SET20181045414325 55 1480 Ok
KSB P11 386638 50 288 KSB 17SET20181045476184 55 1480 Ok
KSB P12 66356 50 216 KSB UC1107/088803908 55 1480 No
KSB P13 9974056414/300/02 35 180 ABB 3G1J19250001730813 30 1474 Ok
KSB P14 9974056414/300/01 35 180 ABB 3G1J19250001730812 30 1471 Ok
4 Brikama Ballast Water Treatment Plant 17 1278 16 1198.6 KSB P1-1 246598 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701003 15 1465 Ok
KSB P1-2 246599 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701001 15 1465 Ok
KSB P1-3 246600 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701002 15 1465 Ok
KSB P2-1 247834 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470401 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-2 247832 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470403 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-3 247833 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470404 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-4 247831 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470402 105 2984 Ok
5 Gunjur Water Treatment Plant 2 72 2 72 KSB 1 ETN080-065 24 100 SIEMENS N/A 11 2960 Ok
KSB 2 ETN080-065 24 100 SIEMENS N/A 11 2960 Ok
Sub – Total 57 3884.4 53 3603
Standalone Systems
1 Mandinary 2 162 2 162 Direct Injection of water to the distribution system Ok
2 Yundum 3 165.6 3 165.6 Ok
3 Kerr Serign 1 36 1 36 Ok
4 Kanifing Tank 1 68.4 1 68.4 Ok
5 Kembujaye 1 36 0 0 Ok
6 Brikama Kabafita 1 79 1 79 Ok
7 Brikama Old Tank 1 29 0 0 Ok
8 Brufut 1 36 0 0 Ok
9 Bwiam 1 36 1 36 Ok
Sub – Total 12 648 9 547 Ok
Stand Alone Pumping Stations
Item No. Pumping Station Capacity m3/h Actual Capacity m3/h Pump details Motor details Pump and Motor Status
Type Pump No. Serial no: Head (m)  Discharge m3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM
1 Mile II Station N/A N/A KSB P1-1 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
KSB P1-2 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
KSB P1-3 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
Item No. Pumping Station Capacity m3/h N/A Type Pump No. Serial no: Head(m) Expected Discharge m3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM Pump and Motor Status
2 Jambur Station N/A N/A KSB P-1 N/A N/A 90 KSB N/A 22 N/A Under contruction
KSB P-2 N/A N/A 90 KSB N/A 22 N/A Under construction
* N/A Information not available, either project is under construction or client could not retrieve from old files at the time
No. Elevated Tanks Height to tank floor( m) Depth of tank(m) Capacity (M3) Coordinates
Latitude Longitude
1 Banjul West 17 3.6                         500  13°27’11″N  16°34’33″W
2 Brikama New 14 5.12                         500  13°22’08″N  16°38’24″W
3 Faji Kunda 15 5.12                         500  13°24’44″N  16°40’17″W
4 Kanifing 14.2 8.48                     1,500  13°27’44″N  16°40’40″W
5 Kotu 16 5.63                     1,000  13°26’27″N  16°42’12″W
6 Latrikunda 13.7 3.9                         500  13°27’15″N  16°40’55″W
7 Mile II 15 5.12                         500  13°27’54″N  16°36’09″W
8 Serekunda New 16 5.63                     1,000  13°26’12″N  16°40’56″W
9 Serekunda Old TBC TBC                         477  13°26’11″N  16°40’27″W
10 Sukuta 17.27 5.12                         500  13°24’29″N  16°42’27″W
11 Yundum 16 5.63                     1,000  13°22’11″N  16°40’57″W
12 Fajara TBC TBC                     1,500  13°28’22″N  16°41’41″W
13 Albion N°.2 TBC TBC                     1,206  13°27’10″N  16°34’58″W
14 Brikama Old TBC TBC                         477  13°16’31″N  16°38’50″W
15 Mandinarine TBC TBC                         500  13°22’05″N  16°36’35″W
16 Banjulinding TBC TBC                         500  13°22’08″N  16°39’12″W
17 Farato TBC TBC                         500
18 Brusubi TBC TBC                         500  13°24’34″N  16°43’21″W
17 Bijilo TBC TBC                     1,000  13°25’34″N  16°43’45″W
18 Brufut village TBC TBC                           60  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W
19 Brufut Height TBC TBC                         500  13°23’46.39″N  16°45’11.81″W
21 Tujereng TBC TBC                           80  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W
22 Sanyang TBC TBC                           60  13°16’10.34″N  16°45’33.24″W
23 Tanji TBC TBC                           60  13°20’48.20″N  16°47’15.43″W
24 Kembujeh TBC TBC                         500  13°16’49″N  16°37’52″W
25 Gunjur Tank TBC TBC                         500  13°11’25″N  16°45’04″W
Sub total                   15,920
No. Low Tanks/Reservoirs Height to tank floor( m) Depth of tank(m) Capacity (M3) Coordinates
Latitude Longitude
2 Fajara low level TBC TBC 1000  13°28’22″N  16°41’42″W
3 Jambur TBC TBC 500  13°19’14″N  16°42’04″W
4 Gunjur TBC TBC 200  13°11’25″N  16°45’03″W
6 Brikama  LLT x 2 TBC TBC 1200  13°17’25″N  16°39’23″W
7 Mile II -2 TBC TBC 1500  13°27’55″N  16°36’12″W
8 Mile II -1 TBC TBC 1500  13°27’55″N  16°36’11″W
9 Sukuta 1 TBC TBC 1200  13°23’32″N  16°42’13″W
10 Sukuta  3- Ward TBC TBC 500  13°23’31″N  16°42’16″W
11 SerreKunda TBC TBC TBC  13°26’11″N  16°40’54″W
12 Sukuta  3 TBC TBC 1000  13°23’31″N  16°42’16″W
Sub total 8600
* N/A Information not avalable
TBC To be confirmed

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

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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.

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