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

Telephone: +220 4375990

Facsimile Number:  +220 4375990

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

www.nawec.gm

Click on the link below to download a pdf copy.

SPN PROCUREMENT OF SPART PARTS

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.

THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP) BACKBONE PHASE 2 Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Three 30 kV/Mv Transmission Lines and Distribution Networks in North Bank and Upper River Regions

                                                                                                   

National Water Electricity Company                                                              The Government of The Gambia

THE NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY (NAWEC)
THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP)
BACKBONE PHASE 2
Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Three 30 kV/Mv Transmission Lines and Distribution Networks
in North Bank and Upper River Regions

Click on the link below to download the file.

GERMP_Backbone Phase 2_ RAP

NAWEC Cash Office Refurbishments

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

NAWEC wishes to inform the general public that effective Friday 1st April 2022, it will embark on the rehabilitation of all customer service centers across the country. This is in line with our quest to improve the quality of customer service delivery.

 

Phase 1 of this project will include the following branches:

  1. Banjul
  2. Bakau London
  3. London Corner
  4. Serrekunda

 

The following branches will therefore be closed for renovations while temporal offices will be opened for customers as follows:

 

BANJUL

The New Temporal Office will be located some 30 meters from the current office near Serekunda Car Park in Banjul.

 

LATRIKUNDA

The new temporal office will be located along the tar road behind the water tank.

 

LONDON CORNER

For all Cash Power purchases and bill payments, cashiers will be located at just two junctions towards Saffedeen from the current NAWEC office. All other customer service operations will be done at the NAWEC Serrekunda Tank.

 

NAWEC regrets any inconvenience this may cause its valuable customers but solicits the understanding and cooperation of the general public. We take this opportunity to wish all our esteemed customers and the general public a blessed Ramadan.

Thank you.

General Procurement Notice MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT- GAMBIA (MCAG)

General Procurement Notice

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT-GAMBIA (MCAG)

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Republic of The Gambia

The $25 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) Threshold Program with The Gambia is focused on supporting the country’s electricity sector, including critical policy and institutional reforms to develop more effective, accountable, and transparent governance for the sector, as well as improved utility operations.

MCC has contracted Crown Agents to perform Procurement Agent Services on behalf of the Government of The Gambia, for the procurements to be funded by the Threshold Program.

During the next nine months starting from March 1, 2022, the MCAG plans to begin procedures to procure the following services and goods :

Procurements for the period 1st March 2022 to 31st December 2022
Estimated Value – USD 22.1 million

Procurement of Services (to include Consultant Services)
* Power Sector Threshold Program Support Contractor (PSTSC)
* Data Quality Review
* Fiscal Agent Services
* Procurement Agent Services (Individual Consultants)

Procurement of Goods
* IT equipment (Computers, laptops, software, printers)
* Vehicles
* Office Furniture and general office supplies

All Contracts for Goods, Works and Services will be implemented according to the principles, rules and procedures set out in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines which can be found at the MCC’s website.

Procurements are open to all bidders from all eligible countries as defined in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines. Specific procurement notices for contracts to be tendered will be announced, as they become available, on United Nations Development Business (http://www.devbusiness.com/), dgMarket: http://www.dgmarket.com/), and other media outlets.

Interested eligible contractors and consultants who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive a copy of advertisements, or those requiring additional information, should contact:
Procurement Agent for the Millennium Challenge Account – Gambia Zenobia Maddy
Email: zenobia.maddy@uk.crownagents.com

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – Ramadan Operation Hours

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

In observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan, NAWEC wishes to inform the general public that it has made the following changes in the operating hours of its cash offices across the country.

  1. Mondays to Fridays (08:00am to 17:00pm)
  2. Saturdays and Sundays (09:00am to 16:00pm)

Please note that these changes are temporal and only for the Ramadan period. Normal business and other official transactions will resume immediately after the Koriteh feast.

NAWEC regrets any inconvenience this may cause its valuable customers but solicits the understanding and cooperation of the general public. We take this opportunity to wish all our esteemed customers and the general public a blessed Ramadan.

Thank you.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – Asbestos Replacement Project

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NAWEC wishes to inform the general public that water supply to the following areas will be disrupted between 8:00 am to 20:00pm on Tuesday the 15th of March 2022.

  1. Fajara
  2. Cape Point
  3. Old Bakau
  4. Bakau Nwetown
  5. Golf Course
  6. Pipeline
  7. Latrikunda German

This disruption is to facilitate the connection of the new Distribution line to the Fajara Water Tank that is being carried out under the Asbestos Replacement Project. Furthermore, customers whose services are on the old pipes will be without water before the transfer of their services to the new line. We therefore ask that you collect and store water for use during this time.

Normal service shall be restored as soon as works on the pipes are completed and we will advise if this will take longer than anticipated. We thank you for your usual understanding and cooperation.

Thank you.