PRESS RELEASE – NAWEC moves to address delays in meter shipments

PRESS RELEASE

NAWEC moves to address delays in meter shipments

 

NAWEC acknowledges that responses to meter applications are taking longer than normal. This is due to the worldwide Covid-related supply chain challenges, which are disrupting shipments everywhere, including meters and other components.

NAWEC is therefore reassessing its supply chain strategies to make them more resilient. Measures being taken to improve the situation include:

  1. Increasing stock levels and warehouse capacities.
  2. Identifying a wider range of suppliers, including closer to home.
  3. Performing regular supplier audits.
  4. Considering alternative logistic options, including via Dakar Port whenever economically justifiable.

To meet the demands of its customers, NAWEC recognizes the need to act more flexibly and quickly. Thanks to the new Management Information System currently being installed, NAWEC’s various departments will be able to interact more quickly. This will allow the group to deliver results that better serve its customer’s needs. For example, it will also help the company move towards a cashless business environment. The new Information Management System will also help NAWEC better track inventory and thus avoid delays. Coupled with the above-mentioned strategies NAWEC is confident that its response rates to meter applications will increase significantly once new supply sources and routes are in place.

Please be aware that while the IMS system is up and running, it is common throughout the world to have occasional glitches as such systems are initially put in place. Please be assured that this is normal and that NAWEC will be working hard to remove any that occurs as quickly as possible.

NAWEC wishes to thank its clients for their continued cooperation and patience while it embarks on major reforms. These will positively transform the way it does business and serves its customers.

NAWEC values all comments and feedback from its customers.  This information, both positive and negative, will help the organization continually make improvements.

 

 

 

Specific Procurement Notice Template Request for Bids Goods – AMI & AMR-enabled Retail Water Meters

Specific Procurement Notice

Template

Request for Bids

Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

 

Country: The Gambia

Name of Project: Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project

Contract Title: AMI & AMR-enabled Retail Water Meters

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA – D3090

RFB Reference No.: GM-NAWEC-237588-GO-RFB

 

  1. The Republic of The Gambia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts for Supply of AMI & AMR-enabled Retail Water Meters. For this contract, the Borrower shall process the payments using the Direct Payment disbursement method, as defined in the World Bank’s Disbursement Guidelines for Investment Project Financing
  2. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Supply of AMR-enabled Retail Water Meters.
  3. Bidding will be conducted through international competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” (July 1st, 2016, revised in November 2017 and August 2018) (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

 

  1. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from:

 

Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

National Water & Electricity Company Limited

Emporium III Building, Fajara

114 Kairaba Avenue

Telephone: +220 9961301 / 9967791/ 7009342

Electronic mail address: hnjie@nawec.gm mfsanyang@nawec.gm

and inspect the bidding document during office hours at the address given below.

  1. The bidding document in English may be purchased by interested Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$300. The method of payment will be electronic transfer. The document will be sent by courier mail.
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before12:00 p.m. of 7th December 2021. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address below on 7th December 2021.
  3. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of US$10,000.
  4. The Basic qualification requirements are as follows:
  5. Bidder must have a minimum average turnover for the last 3 years of US$2.5 million
  6. Minimum number of 3 contracts for similar items completed in the last 5 years, with each contract being not less than US$1 million
  7. Attention is drawn to the Procurement Regulations requiring the Borrower to disclose information on the successful bidder’s beneficial ownership, as part of the Contract Award Notice, using the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Form as included in the bidding document.
  8. The address(es) referred to above is (are):

 

Attention:  Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

Address: National Water & Electricity Company Limited

Project Implementation Unit

Emporium III Building, Fajara

114 Kairaba Avenue

The Gambia

Tel:+220 996 1301 / 9967791/ 7009342

 

Electronic mail address: hnjie@nawec.gm mfsanyang@nawec.gm