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About NAWEC:

At NAWEC we’re proud to live in and work for our country.  Our vision is to be among the top best managed and financially viable water and electricity companies in West Africa by the year 2025.  Key to achieving this vision is having competent and healthy staff that can deliver on the task in order for us to meet the current and future requirements of the Gambia.  That’s where you come in!

About The Gambia:

The Gambia known as ‘The smiling coast of Africa’ is situated in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. We have an awesome coastline on our doorstep, plus plenty of cafes, restaurants, along with some amazing provincial villages which makes it a great choice whether you’re seeking a quieter, more rural environment or a greater sense of community, Gambia has a lot to offer.

Projects & Planning Engineer

The Role

The Projects and Planning Engineer will bring his/her experience in project management and asset planning to: assist with the inhouse investigation and delivery of all capital and operational projects and the management of the water supply and wastewater asset planning process to enable effective decision making and long-term planning.

The Person

Must have a degree in Engineering with extensive knowledge in project management and experience working in the Utility Sector. For detailed information click on the link below.

Projects and Planning Engineer (Job Description)

Payment Manager

The Role

The Payment Manager has overall responsibility for Water and Sewerage payments and processes and for revenue reconciliation for Key accounts.  The post holder should have a strong functional relationship with the Group Director of Customer Services and her team.

 The Person

A recognized Professional 3rd Level Qualification ideally to Masters level with extensive experience and exposure in a Water utility preferably at a senior level with 5 years’ experience. For detailed information click on the link below.

Payment Manager (Job Description)

Manager – Non-Revenue Water

The Role

Responsible to lead effective performance of water resource and distribution networks through proactive system monitoring, analysis and operational water resource modelling to support the strategic direction of minimizing and managing water loss.

The Person

Bachelor’s degree in related operational or functional field such as Chemical, civil, hydraulic engineering or data science is desired with extensive experience in the Utility Sector. For detailed information click on the link below.

Manager Non-Revenue Water (Job Description)

Hydraulic Modeler

The Role

The Hydraulic modeler will be responsible for the development, maintenance and operations of water supply hydraulic models and contribute to the development of operations and capex proposals.

The Person

Must have a Degree in Engineering / Environment Science and extensive knowledge of water supply progressive hydraulic modelling and master planning experience. For detailed information click on the link below.

Hydraulic Modeler (Job Description)

Human Resources & Admin Manager

The Role

The HR’s Manager will provide strategic HR and people leadership advice and guidance across the business to ensure staff are motivated to get to work, carry out their work and to return home safely at the end of the day

The Person

Must have a Master’s Degree or with CIPD with clear visions for Human Resource Management and ability to lead the organisation towards the vision while managing the day-to-day activities. For detailed information click on the link below.

HR & Admin Manager (Job Description)

Procurement and Materials Manager

Procurement and Materials Manager (Job description)

 

Specific Procurement Notice Request for Bids Goods – Supply of Equipment (Supply & Installation of 1600 KVA Diesel Generator, Wheeled Excavator and Crane Mounted Behind Cabin Truck)

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids
Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

Country: The Gambia
Name of Project: Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project Contract Title: Supply of Equipment (Supply & Installation of 1600 KVA Diesel Generator, Wheeled Excavator and Crane Mounted Behind Cabin Truck).

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.:IDA – D3090 RFB Reference No.: GM-NAWEC-27781-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 the Supply and Installation of 1600Kva Diesel Generator, Wheel Hydraulic Excavator and Crane Mounted Behind Cabin Truck.

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.

a)The scope of supply includes:

Lot 1:Supply & Installation of 1600Kva Diesel Generator Lot 2: Wheeled Hydraulic Excavator
Lot 3: Crane Mounted Behind Cabin Truck

b)Qualification requirements:

Financial Capability: The Bidder shall submit audited financial statements or, if not required by the law of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Purchaser, for the last five (5) years for each lot prior to bid submission deadline, demonstrating the current soundness of the Bidder’s financial position. For a joint venture, this requirement shall be met by each member.

➢Lot 1: Minimum average turnover for the last 5 years of US$600,000 ➢Lot 2: Minimum average turnover for the last 5 years of US$240,000 ➢Lot 3: Minimum average turnover for the last 5 years of US$300,000

 

 

c)Specific Experience: The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least three (3)contracts within the last five (5) years for each lot prior to bid submission deadline, each with a value below that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar in nature and complexity to the Goods and Related Services under the Contract. For a joint venture, this requirement may be met by all members combined.

Lot 1:
•Minimum number of 3 contracts for similar items completed in the last 5    years, with each contract being not less than US$240,000.

Lot 2:
•Minimum number of 3 contracts for similar items completed in the last 5    years, with each contract being not less than US$96,000.

Lot 3:

•Minimum number of 3 contracts for similar items completed in the last 5    years, with each contract being not less than US$120,000.

2. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for Supply & installation of 1600 KVA Diesel Generator, Wheeled Excavator and Crane Mounted Behind Cabin Truck.

3. Bidders may bid for one or several contracts, as further defined in the request for bid document. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they are awarded more than the contract will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the letter of bids.

4. 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”), (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

5. The bidding document in English 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$150

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 8th August 2022 @ 12:00           p.m. 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 8th August 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

7. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from

Attention: Mrs Haddy Njie-Project Coordinator
Address:  National Water & Electricity Company Limited, Project Implementation Unit, 114 Kairaba Avenue, Emporium II Building Fajara. P.O. Box 609, Banjul the Gambia
Floor/ Room number: Conference Room,1st Floor
City: Banjul

 

 

Country:  The Gambia
Telephone: +220 3664125/9967791
Email: hnjie@nawec.gm, mfsanyang@nawec.gm, asallah@nawec.gm and inspect the bidding document during office hours at the address given below.

8. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of:

Lot 1: USD 3,000
Lot 2: USD 1,000
Lot 3: USD 1,500
9. 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.

10. The address(es) referred to above is (are):

Attention: Mrs Haddy Njie-Project Coordinator
Address:  National Water & Electricity Company Limited,
Project Implementation Unit, 114 Kairaba Avenue, Emporium II Building Fajara, P.O. Box 609, Banjul the Gambia
Floor/ Room number: Conference Room,1st Floor
City: Banjul
Country:  The Gambia
Telephone: +220 3664125/9967791
Electronic mail:hnjie@nawec.gm, mfsayang@nawec.gm, asallah@nawec.gm

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) Developing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Implementation Support for the Backbone Phase II

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 

 

The Gambia

Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP)

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA-V1120

Assignment Title: Developing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Implementation Support for the Backbone Phase II

Reference No.:  GM-NAWEC-291211-CS-CQS

 

The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study has identified potential impacts of loss of land and trees or both and temporary loss of revenue because of the Project. The study has also considered alternative choices for the transmission line trajectories as well as the various design options with the aim of identifying options with the least environmental and social impacts. These include avoidance of built-up areas, forests, fruit trees and environmentally and socially sensitive sites as much as possible.

 

A Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) was prepared because the World Bank’s Operational Policy, OP/BP 4.12 requires that when peoples’ assets (including land, livelihood, or access to livelihood) are negatively impacted by a Bank financed project, a RAP should be developed and implement to minimize and compensate for the losses incurred by project affected persons.

Similarly, The Gambia’s Land Acquisition and Compensation Act, 1991, also provides for compensation in cases of involuntary resettlement although it does not specifically require the preparation of a RAP.  As this project is receiving funding from the World Bank, a RAP was prepared in accordance with OP/BP 4.12 and national laws.

 

In this regard, the RAP identified the social impacts of the Project, assessed their scale, and identified the affected persons who will need to be compensated in conformity with the World Bank’s Operational Procedures (OP 4.12), and Gambia’s Land Acquisition and Compensation Act (LACA), 1991.

 

It concluded that the Project led to temporary economic displacement of people along the various transmission corridors potentially leading to loss of income, sources of income, and access to natural resources that constitute their livelihoods.

 

Since this project is funded by the WB, and its implementation will result in involuntary resettlement, it is a requirement that a RAP be developed according to the Involuntary Resettlement Policy of the World Bank (OP 4.12). This is because when involuntary resettlement takes place, people lose their land, assets and access to assets, their income, and livelihoods, with or without physical relocation. The effect of these losses on the persons living in the project zone would increase poverty, unless measures are put in place to compensate them for the losses incurred so that the living conditions of pre-project PAPs are recovered or even improved.

 

The objective of the prepared and approved RAP, therefore, was to provide guidelines for compensation of land and associated asset loss.

The aims of the RAP were to:

 

  1. Reduce the risks of deepening poverty, exclusion, inequitable access to benefits especially for vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups such as women, women head of households, elderly, children, persons with disabilities, etc.
  2. Mitigate adverse impacts including those relating to loss of livelihood from the reduced opportunity of collecting plant resources, and this will consequently prevent competition and conflict
  • Minimize, as much as possible, involuntary physical and economic displacement
  1. Ensure that the affected populations that must leave their living environment and/or lose part of their property or assets following the completion of the project, are:
  • Compensated for these losses at full replacement cost
  • That affected livelihoods are restored or improved
  • Sensitize the PAP of the positive impacts of the Project

 

The timeline for initiating the RAP implementation will be provided by the PIU. From initiation, the duration of the services will be for six (6) months. The consultant shall help NAWEC PIU in all other matters deemed necessary to implement the RAP in its spirit and entirety.

 

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:

 

Team for the Assignment:

 

The NGO/consultant firm shall dedicate a team of professionals to the site. The constitution of the Core Team and their required qualification and experience shall be as follows.

 

Position Number required Qualification/Experience
Project Manager / Team Leader

 

1 Project Manager/Team Leader should be a post-graduate, preferably in social sciences with financial management background. S/he should have 10 years’ experience in implementation of resettlement plans and development of reports with good knowledge on GIS and mapping of Project affected area and PAP plots of land. S/he should have held responsible position in the previous assignments and should possess participatory management skills. Knowledge of local language (Mandinka) will be a good asset.
Social Specialists as Community Facilitators

 

2 The social specialists should have a graduate or post- graduate or equivalent in social sciences with at least five years field experience. They shall have experience in implementation of resettlement in project development works with knowledge of prevailing resettlement policies including WB policies, and knowledge of social inclusion/working with vulnerable groups, and gender-based violence. They Should have at least five years of experience in community consultation (including one with demonstrated experience with gender-sensitive consultation approaches and working with women community members to create safe-spaces for discussion). Knowledge of the local language and experience of working in The Gambia are desired.

At least one of the social specialists will be an experienced woman-consultation facilitator to be able to conduct meetings with women and also attend all consultations and participate/help facilitate.

At least one of the two social specialists shall have knowledge about good financial and administrative management practices.

Land Acquisition Specialist

 

1 Should be a graduate or equivalent in the social sciences with five years field experience in Land Acquisition, using maps to identify PAP assets, should have knowledge of prevailing land acquisition and compensation Act and WB policies.

 

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 and November 2020 (“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.

 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below or downloaded from this link:

GERMP_Backbone_Phase_II_TORs_RAP_Implementation

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours:

 

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 21st June 2022.

 

Attention: Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

Address: National Water & Electricity Company Limited,

Project Implementation Unit

Emporium III Building, Fajara

114 Kairaba Avenue

Floor/ Room number: Conference Room, 1st Floor

City: Banjul

Country: The Gambia

Telephone: +220 996 1301/ 9967791/ 7009342

Electronic mail address: hnjie@nawec.gm, (and copy to mfsanyang@nawec.gm)

 

 

 

 

 

INVITATION TO BID – Procurement and Supply of Electricity Service Connection Materials

INVITATION TO BID

Date: 23rd May 2022

Reference No.: NAWEC/GCSD/NCB/ESCM/001/2022

PROJECT No: PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY SERVICE CONNECTION MATERIALS

PROCUREMENT METHOD: NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

 

You are hereby invited to be a Bidder in the Tender described herein.  The Gambia Public Procurement Act defines a Tender as a type of Bid and anyone submitting a Tender or other Bid is known as a Bidder. Under the Tender process, there will be a public opening of all bids received at the place and at the time stated in paragraph 8 below.

 

  1. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) has budgeted funding for the procurement of electricity service connection materials and intends to place a Framework Contract for the supply and delivery of these goods for a period of One (1) year with the possibility of a One (1) year extension based on satisfactory supplier assessment.
  2. The goods to be supplied shall be delivered at store No.2 at NAWEC Head office, Kanifing at the required time for the supply of the goods.

LOT 1           

No. Description Quantity Delivery Period Delivery Location
2 Twisted cable (2x16mm²) 9,675 meters 6-8 Weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
3 PVC Cable 16mm Black 200 rolls of 100 meters 6-8 Weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
4 PVC Cable 16mm Red 200 rolls of 100 meters 6-8 Weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters

 

LOT 2           

No. Description Quantity Delivery Period Delivery Location
1 Cable clips 18mm 3,000 pcs (6 boxes) 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
2 MCB Breaker 2 pole 63 amps 5,000 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
3 MCB Breaker 4 pole 100 amps 400 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
4 MCB Housing 2 pole 5,000 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
5 MCB Housing 4 pole 400 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
6 Service line taps 16-70mm 20,860 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
8 Ancho clamp 2×10 – 4×16 10,000 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
9 Esco fuse combine LV – 100 amps 400 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
12 Esco fuse single LV – 100 amps 800 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
13 Concrete nail 3’’ (inches) 1,250 packets 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
16 Plastic Seal 50,000 pcs 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters
17 Wire nail 1½’’ (inches) 10 packets 6-8 weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters

 

LOT 3

No. Description Quantity Delivery Period Delivery Location
1 Plywood 18mm (soft) 1028 pcs 6-8 Weeks Store No.2 at NAWEC Headquarters

 

  1. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the procurement of electricity service connection materials.

 

  1. Bidding will be conducted through the International Completive Bidding Procedure in accordance with requirements of the Gambia Public Procurement Authority Act 2018.

 

  1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding document during official hours Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00Pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the address give below.

Senior Procurement and Materials Manager

National Water and Electricity Company

53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway

P.O. Box   609

Kanifing Industrial Estate

Email: ksambou@nawec.gm; fkinteh@nawec.gm; adlowe@nawec.gm;

Fax: +220 4375990 Tel: +9969757 / 3440757 / 7630960 / 9962006

 

  1. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may purchase by interested Bidders upon submission of a written application to the address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of GMD 10,000.00. The method of payment is Bank transfer.

 

The Bank details of NAWEC shall be provided to interested bidders. All payment receipts shall afterwards be submitted to the Office of the Senior Procurement and Materials Manager.

 

  1. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted, and late bids will be rejected.
  2. A bid Security shall be required in the amount and currency stated in ITB 19 as follows:

 

LOT 1: 500,000.00

LOT 2: 200,000.00

LOT 3: 61,680.00

 

  1. Bid Must be submitted to the address below on or before 12:00 pm hrs Local time on Monday 27th June 2022.

Managing Director

National Water and Electricity Company

53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway

P.O. Box   609

Kanifing Industrial Estate

Email nawecmd@qanet.gm

Fax: +220 4375990 Tel: +220 220 4376606 /4376606

       

  1. Bid will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representative who chooses to attend in person at the address below at 12:30 hrs (local Time) Monday 27th June 2022.

NAWEC Board Room

Headquarters Head Office

53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway

Kanifing

 

Request for Bids Goods – Supply of STS Compatible Smart AMI Electricity Prepayment Meters

Specific Procurement Notice

 

Request for Bids

Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

Country: The Gambia

Name of Project: NAWEC

Contract Title: Supply of STS Compatible Smart AMI Electricity Prepayment Meters

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: NAWEC Funds

RFB Reference No.: NAWEC/GCSD/ICB/ESCM/003/2022

Procurement Method: International Competitive Bidding

 

  1. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) have budget funds towards the Supply of Smart AMI Prepayment Meters. For this contract, the Procuring Entity shall process the payments using the Telegraphic Transfer method (T/T), 50% advance (with an advance payment guarantee for a reputable Bank and the remaining 50% to be paid after full delivery of the item and satisfaction of the meters supplied.

 

  1. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Supply of:

 

LOT I: 10,000 Single-phase Smart STS Compatible AMI Prepayment Meter Heads in fully fitted cabins with the following items in the cabin:

  1. MCB Circuit Breaker 63 AMP
  2. Esco fuse

 

LOT II: 400 Three-phase Smart STS Compatible AMI Prepayment Meter Heads (3x100amps).

  1. 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 Procuring Entities” (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.
  2. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from:

Mr Kainding Sambou – Senior Procurement and Materials Manager, Mr Famara Kinteh-Procurement Manager and Mr Adama Lowe-Procurement Assistant I of National Water & Electricity Company Limited

Electronic mail address: ksambou@nawec.gm,  fkinteh@nawec.gm, adlowe@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 GMD 10,000. The method of payment will be electronic transfer. The document will be sent by email.
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 PM. on 24th June 2022. 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 24th June 2022 at 12:30 PM at NAWEC Conference Room.
  3. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security amounting USD 12,000.00 to from a reputable Bank.
  4. Attention is drawn to the Procurement Regulations requiring the Procuring Entity to disclose information on the successful bidder’s beneficial ownership, as part of the Contract Award Notice.
  5. The address(es) referred to above is (are):

Attention: Mr Kainding Sambou – Senior Procurement and Materials Manager

Address:

National Water & Electricity Company Limited,

53 Mamady Maniyang Highway, P.O. Box 609, Banjul The Gambia

Floor/ Room number: NAWEC Conference Room, 1st Floor

City: Banjul

Country:  The Gambia

Telephone: +220 996 9757 /

Facsimile Number:  +220 4375990

Electronic mail address: ksambou@nawec.gm; fkinteh@nawec.gm; adlowe@nawec.gm

PRESS RELEASE: USE OF DRONES TO SURVEY COMMUNITIES AS PART OF ECOREAP EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IN RURAL AREAS

PRESS RELEASE: USE OF DRONES TO SURVEY COMMUNITIES AS PART OF ECOREAP EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IN RURAL AREAS

 

FONI, The Gambia, 20th April 2022 – The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), hereby wishes to inform the public that in line with the Government’s Development Plan of providing universal access to electricity to the Gambian population by 2025, it has commenced surveying and infrastructural activities in this regard. One of such efforts is through the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOREAP) implemented in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Mali. The goal of this project is to provide access to electricity to rural communities. Communities in the Central River Region, North Bank Region, Lower River Region, and West Coast Region will benefit from this project.

 

Before commencing the infrastructural work needed to facilitate the electrification of these communities, surveying of the areas must be completed. NAWEC recruited a contractor named KEI Industries Ltd. to implement the project including the survey works. Due to the large number of communities needed to be surveyed, the contractor opted to use drones in order to efficiently and accurately survey the targeted areas. These drones were meant to contribute to the surveying efforts by providing information such as GPS coordinates and the landscape of the areas, to enable the team to plan and map out the infrastructural work needed to bring electricity to these villages.

 

We wish to reassure the public, especially communities in Foni where the drone surveying was recently conducted, that this activity was implemented in line with the goal of bringing electricity to remote parts of their communities. Additionally, we wish to dispel any myths and misconceptions surrounding the usage of these drones and want to assure the public that the drones were solely used as part of the efforts under ECOREAP to expand electricity access to rural communities.

 

We also solicit the kind support of the Governor of the West Coast Region, National Assembly Members, Alkalos, and Chiefs, in cooperating with the contractors to ensure smooth implementation of the project. At the finalization of the surveying in Foni, surveying of the remaining regions will commence. We wish to reassure the public once more that the use of drones is solely for the purpose of enabling effective planning of infrastructural work to provide access to electricity in rural communities.

 

END

 

Our New Gender Policy – Underscoring Commitment to Make NAWEC a Great Place to Work for Women

Our New Gender Policy – Underscoring Commitment to Make NAWEC a Great Place to Work for Women

#WomensMonth might be over, but we aim to celebrate and uplift women year-round here at NAWEC.

As part of our ongoing restructuring efforts with support from the World Bank, NAWEC has recruited an executive team where over half of all directors are women.

Watch this video to learn more about:

  • The newly established gender policy
  • Our efforts to increase women’s representation in technical roles
  • The women who comprise our executive team

 

Specific Procurement Notice Request for Bids Goods – Supply of Equipment and Spare Parts for Water Distribution Network

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids

Goods

(One-Envelope Bidding Process)

 

Country: The Gambia

Name of Project: Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project

Contract Title: Supply of Equipment and Spare Parts for Water Distribution Network

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

RFB Reference No.: GM-NAWEC-254453-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 the Supply of Equipment and Spare Parts for Water Distribution Network. 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.

 

  1. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Supply of Equipment and Spare Parts for Water Distribution Network.
  2. 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”), (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

 

  1. The scope of supply includes:

 

Supply of equipment and spare parts for water distribution network

 

  1. Qualification requirements:

 

The following are required from bidders:

  • Minimum average turnover for the last 3 years of US$3 million
  • The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s).
  • Minimum number of 3 contracts for similar items completed in the last 5 years, with each contract being not less than US$ 1.2million

 

  1. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from

Mrs Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

National Water & Electricity Company Limited

Telephone: +220 9961301

Facsimile Number:  +220 4375990

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

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

 

  1. The bidding document in English 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
  2. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before12:00 p.m. 26th May 2022. 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 26th May 2022 at 12:30 p.m
  3. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of US$10,000 (Ten thousand US$)
  4. 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
  5. The address(es) referred to above is (are):

Attention:  Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project Coordinator

Address:  National Water & Electricity Company Limited,

53, Mamady Maniyang Highway, P.O. Box 609, Banjul The Gambia

Floor/ Room number: Conference Room,  1st Floor

City: Banjul

Country:  The Gambia

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NAWEC AND SENELEC SIGNED A 50MW POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (PPA)

1st April 2022

PRESS RELEASE

NAWEC AND SENELEC SIGNED A 50MW POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (PPA)

 

DAKAR, SENEGAL, 31st March 2022 – The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) wishes to inform the public that it has signed a power purchase agreement with the Société Nationale d’électricité du Sénégal (Senelec). The Managing Director of NAWEC, Mr Nani Juwara, and the Director General of Senelec, Mr Papa Mademba Biteye, signed the agreement in Dakar, Senegal, which is meant to facilitate the importation of 50 megawatts of electricity through the Soma and Brikama OMVG  substations for a period of five years. NAWEC will initially use 30 megawatts this year on a take-and-pay basis.

 

With the signing of this agreement and the completion of the 225kV transmission lines and substations of the OMVG from Kaolack-Soma-Brikama, NAWEC for the first time ever has secured sufficient power capacity in the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) to meet current demand. The new OMVG transmission line has been connected to the local network and the final stages of commissioning and testing are completed.

 

“This is only one of many steps underway to provide stable electricity to our people. It is a very important milestone that we have been working towards for some time” Mr Nani Juwara, Managing Director of NAWEC highlighted at the signing ceremony.

 

The next and most transformative step to stabilizing the electricity supply will be to complete the upgrading and extension of the distribution networks.  NAWEC has been working hard to maintain and expand existing services while also meeting the rapid growth in demand. However, due to the very poor condition of the network inherited in 2017, this is a huge task that requires extensive investment, which is being negotiated through a series of funders. To this extent, NAWEC requests the patience of the public as they strive to address this through major restructuring to provide better services.

 

The capacity for imports through the OMVG transmission line to GBA is 150 megawatts, so there is a significant increase in the potential to meet the growth in demand with sufficient expansion of the distribution network.

 

NAWEC is grateful to The Gambia government for facilitating the required funding by donors and lenders,  particularly in this instance, The World Bank, African Development Bank and The Kuwaiti Fund for the generous funds that have contributed towards the completion of the transmission lines and substations Special thanks to the OMVG for the coordination and the final delivery of this important infrastructure for our countries.

This milestone underlines the fact that the NAWEC turnaround program is yielding results.

“We take this occasion to remind you all that our vision at NAWEC is to become one of the best managed and financially viable water and electricity companies in West Africa” Mr Juwara concluded.