Specific Procurement Notice – Supply of Prepaid Single Phase Smart AMI Energy Meter and 3 Phase 4 Wire Direct Connected Static Smart AMI Prepayment Trivector Energy Meter with Associated Accessories for Service Connections

Specific Procurement Notice


Invitation for Bids [IFB]


(One-Envelope Bidding Process)


IFB Number:               GESREP/GO/001

Purchaser:                   National Water & Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC)

Project:                          Gambia Electricity System Reinforcement and Expansion Project

Contract title:              Supply of Prepaid Single Phase Smart AMI Energy Meter and 3 Phase 4 Wire Direct Connected Static Smart AMI Prepayment Trivector Energy Meter with Associated Accessories for Service Connections

Country:                          The Gambia

Loan No. / Grant No.:

Procurement Method: Open Competitive Bidding (International)


OCBI / LCB No:                GESREP/GO/001

Issued on:                           11th October 2023


  1. The Government of The Gambia has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) hereinafter called the Bank toward the cost of the Gambia Electricity System Reinforcement and Expansion Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts for Supply of 30,000 Prepaid Meters with associated Accessories for Service Connections. For this contract, the Borrower shall process the payments using the Direct Payment disbursement method, as defined in the Bank’s Disbursement Guidelines and procedures for Investment Project Financing.
  2. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for:

Supply of 30,000 Single Phase Smart AMI Energy Meter and 3 Phase 4 Wire Direct Connected Static Smart AMI Prepayment Trivector Energy Meter with associated Accessories for Service Connections;

Service Connection Cables for Single and Three Phase Meters – Low Voltage (230VAC)

  • Single Phase Aluminum Cables (2 x 16 mm2)
  • Three Phase Aluminum Cables (4 x 25 mm2)
  • Insulation Piercing Connector
  • Anchoring Clamp for Single Phase
  • Anchoring Clamp for Three Phase
  • Cables Clips with Nail
  • Operating Roto Seals
  1. Bidders may Bid for one or more Items, Lots or Packages, as applicable and, as further defined in the bidding document. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they are awarded more than one Items, Lots or Packages as applicable will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the Letter of Bid.
  1. Bidding will be conducted through the Open Competitive Bidding (International), (OCBI) method as specified in the Bank’s Procurement Framework2 October 2015, and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Framework.
  1. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from National Water & Electricity Company, attention Haddy Njie, email hnjie@nawec.gm and inspect the bidding document during office hours. 0800 to 1600 hours at the address given below.
  1. The bidding document in English language may be purchased by interested eligible Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of US$300. The method of payment will be electronic transfer. The document will be sent by email.
  1. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 p.m of bid submission deadline of 28th November 2023. 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 bid submission deadline of
  1. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of US$52,000.00
  1. Attention is drawn to the Procurement Framework 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.
  1. 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 3664125 / 3182113/ 7009342

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

Inauguration Ceremony of the GERMP Backbone Phase 1, Laminkoto and Diabugu Electricity Project in the Sami and Sandu Districts

The Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) will inaugurate GERMP Backbone Phase 1, Laminkoto and Diabugu Electricity Project in the Sami and Sandu Districts. This project involves the construction of a 30KV Distribution network with secondary substations including last mile connections (meter connections to households).

The Inauguration Ceremony which will be presided over by His Excellency Adama Barrow, the President of the Republic of The Gambia, will be held on Saturday 6th May 2023 at the Sami Kallen Junction, commencing at 15.00hrs.

This Project will help improve the livelihood of the people within the beneficiary community, promote job creation and large-scale agricultural production, and facilitate the provision of quality medical, educational, and social services. These improvements will contribute to the national goal of poverty reduction and boosting prosperity.

In this regard, the General Public is hereby invited to attend the inaugural ceremony of this transformational project.

We look forward to seeing you at the inauguration ceremony!

Public Announcement – Foundation stone laying of 23MW Solar PV Plant in Jambur

Public Announcement – Foundation stone laying of 23MW Solar PV Plant in Jambur

NAWEC informs the general public, that the Government of The Gambia (GOTG), with financing from the World Bank and The European Investment Bank (EIB), under The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), will be constructing a 23MW Solar PV Plant in Jambur in the West Coast Region of The Gambia.

The project will improve the power generation capacity and efficiency of NAWEC’s transmission network in order to increase access to electricity for socio-economic development. This is in line with the National Development Plan and The Gambia Electricity Sector Roadmap among other national policies.

The project will promote the extension, reliability and quality of the energy supply nationally, as well as diversifying energy sources to include renewables.

It is against the backdrop that NAWEC cordially invites you, to the foundation stone laying of this important project by His Excellency the President, Mr. Adama Barrow, on Saturday 4th February 2023 at 9am.


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Environmental Safeguards Specialist for Project Implementation Unit


The Gambia



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


Assignment Title: Environmental Safeguards Specialist for Project Implementation Unit. (As per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-275370-CS-INDV


The ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP) funded by the World Bank is a series of projects aims to increase people’s access to reliable energy services, which is one of the major challenges in the ECOWAS region. It builds on the ECOWAS Rural and Peri-Urban Electrification Master Plan, designed to meet the short- and medium-term needs of the Member States in terms of access to electricity as well the regional interconnection projects funded by the World Bank under the ECOWAS Power Generation and Transmission Master Plan implemented by WAPP.

The proposed project is the first of two in a series of projects (SOP) to provide access to 1.1 million people in Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. The project will finance the expansion of medium- and low-voltage networks from the high-voltage substations of the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Gambie, OMVG) and Senegal River Basin Development Organization (Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal, OMVS) to transform their power sectors and enable them to achieve their common objective of delivering more power to more consumers.

An Environmental Safeguards Specialist is now being recruited by The Gambia Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to work on relevant project activities and ensuring strict compliance of project preparation and implementation activities with environmental safeguards regulations of the financing institutions and Gambian legislation.

In general, he/she will be responsible for providing advice and technical environmental safeguards oversight for the project and all stakeholders to ensure acceptable quality of environmental risk and impact management in accordance with the World Bank’s operational policies and EHS guidelines and, where applicable, national regulations in The Gambia.

The successful applicant shall be engaged immediately on a full-time basis for two years and for additional years during the project implementation period depending on the satisfactory performance during contract duration.

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



Required qualifications:

  1. have a higher education degree (at least 5 years) in environmental management or environmental sciences (ecology, biology, botany, forestry, natural resource management, etc.), geography, or any other degree deemed equivalent and having the environment as a base (with experience in areas relevant to environmental safeguards).
  2. Have a proven experience of five (5) years in environmental management including two (2) years in projects financed by the World Bank.
  3. Good knowledge of the relevant regulations/directives and operations of multilateral development organizations and executing agencies.
  4. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Bank operations and environmental safeguard policies, especially, experience and familiarity with complex safeguard work.
  5. Good experience in the development and/or implementation of Environmental and Social Assessment instruments (ESIA, ESMP, CPPP, CPR, RAP) of projects, if possible, in projects financed by the World Bank.
  6. Proven experience and skills in managing projects.
  7. Proven capacity to work across multiple stakeholders, including government entities, civil society organizations (CSOs), local communities, and the private sector.
  8. Demonstrated experience in the World Bank project cycle and procedures.
  9. Fluent in English with excellent written and oral skills.
  10. Knowledge of local language like Mandinka, wolof, fula, or serere is a requirement since the project is intervening in rural areas.
  11. Advanced computer skills and full proficiency in the use of relevant software applications in using computers and software such as Microsoft Office suite.

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 July 2018 and November 2020 (“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 08:00 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 August 10th, 2022 PIU-GAMBIA Attention: Mrs. Haddy Njie – Project CoordinatorAddress: National Water & Electricity Company Limited,Project Implementation UnitEmporium III Building, Fajara114 Kairaba AvenueFloor/ Room number: Conference Room, 1st FloorCity: BanjulCountry: The GambiaTelephone: +220 996 1301/ 9967791/ 7009342Electronic mail address: hnjie@nawec.gm, (and copy to mfsanyang@nawec.gm)

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – Current Electricity Situation


NAWEC informs the general public that the current electricity situation in the GBA is a result of some ongoing maintenance works in both Brikama and Kotu Power stations. Generator Number 5 at Kotu Power Station is shut down in an emergency and is being assessed for the required repairs.

This capacity gap is making it extremely difficult for NAWEC to distribute normal supply to all customers at the same time thus stretching the load shedding roster and affecting normal water supply in some areas.

NAWEC assures its esteemed customers that extra efforts will be made to keep the rest of the generators available during the period in order to minimize the load shedding.

NAWEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and promises to restore normal supply as soon as works on the engines are completed.

Thank you.