PUBLIC AUCTION

National Water and Electricity Company Ltd 

NAWEC 

 

      MEMORANDUM:  PUBLIC AUCTION  

The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) wishes to conduct by way of a public auction the disposal of scrap Motor Vehicles, Motor Bikes, Office, and IT Equipment located at the NAWEC Head Office in Kanifing and Basse. 

The auction sale is slated for as follows:  

DATE  LOCATIONS  NUMBER OF ITEMS 
    LOT 1 MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTOR BIKES 
 

21st October 2023 

NAWEC Head Office  

Kotu Power Station 

Brikama Power Station 2 

Brikama Power station 3 

46 

3 

1 

1 

 

 

28th October 2023 

Essau Power Station 

Jarra soma Power Station 

Basse power Station 

1 

1 

1 

 

    LOT 4 IT AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT 
21st October 2023  NAWEC Head Office  1 40 FT Container IT Equipment 

129 Office Equipment 

28th October 2023  Basse Power Station  13 Office Equipment 

 

The items can be inspected during working hours between 8:00am and 4:00pm. 

10% of the value of items won would have to be deposited on the spot for any item(s) won. 

The remaining 90% of items won would have to be paid for within one-week or else the item won would be put up for sales again. 

All payments are to be made into a NAWEC designated bank account. The details of which is below: 

NAME: Bloom Bank Gambia Ltd 

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1011870036171 

BBAN NUMBER: 013201187003617112 

Receipt of payment of all Invoice(s) paid are to be submitted to the Finance Department. 

A copy of a gate pass to be provided to the buyer and the security to enable the removing of the asset. 

LOCATIONS OF THE ITEMS  

  1. Head office 
  2. Kotu Power Station 
  3. Brikama 2 Power Station 
  4. Brikama 3 Power Station 
  5. Essau Power Station 
  6. Jarra Soma Revenue Office 
  7. Basse 

 For further clarifications, kindly contact the following: 

Mr. Bakary L.M Kanteh,  

Group Projects and Planning Director, 

NAWEC, 

 

Mobile: 9964098  

 

Email: bkanteh@nawec.gm  

 

Kainding Sambou, 

Senior Procurement Manager,  

NAWEC 

Mobile: 3449757 

 

 

Email: ksambou@nawec.gm 

 

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) – Detailed Design and Support through Bidding Process for Additional Villages

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 

The Gambia

ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP)- P164044

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA- D4080

Assignment Title: Detailed Design and Support through Bidding Process for Additional Villages

Reference No.:  GM-NAWEC-364342-CS-CQS

 

The ECOWAS-Regional Electricity Access Project (REAP), a part of a Series of Projects (SOP) being implemented within the ECOWAS region, with a long-term view to achieving electricity distribution expansion within the Region. Funded by the IDA/World Bank, the SOP aims to increase the number of people in West Africa with access to reliable and affordable electricity, as articulated in the ECOWAS White Paper of 2006 for Increasing Access to Energy Services to People of the Sub-region.

 Specifically, the project aims to increase grid electricity access in the Republics of Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. It is expected to substantially increase the access to electricity to reach an access rate of almost 65 percent and 25 percent, in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau respectively, while Mali will increase its electricity access rate to 37 percent.

 The projects include the construction of about 160km of Medium Voltage (MV) lines, low voltage (LV) lines for about 93 villages in LRR, WCR, and NBR (some might be in other regions), distribution transformers for the about 93 villages, and a 2km bridge crossing between Farafenni and Soma.

 The main objectives of this assignment are as follows:

a.  Conduct a comprehensive topographical survey of the project area to gather essential data for the design and construction of the electrical infrastructure. 

b.   Develop a detailed design plan for the construction of 160km of MV lines and LV lines for 93 villages, ensuring efficient and reliable power distribution.

c.    Conduct studies to determine the appropriate distribution transformer requirements for the 93 villages, considering load demand, voltage regulations, and future expansion needs.

d.     Design a 2km bridge crossing to provide a safe and reliable route for the electrical infrastructure.

e.   Prepare the technical component of the bidding document, including Employer’s Requirements, data sheets of all materials to be used in the project, the price schedule and cost estimate, and the final Bill of Quantities (BoQ).

f.   Provide timely support in preparation of responses to clarifications and inquiries from bidders during the bidding process. Participate in pre-bid meeting and site visit.

g.     Participate in contract negotiation with potential contractors to finalize the agreement terms and conditions.

Scope of work:

The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following:

a.      Topographical Survey:

        Conduct a comprehensive topographical survey of the project area, covering the alignment of the MV lines, combine constructions, LV lines, and the proposed bridge crossing. 

      Collect accurate elevation data, contours, land features, and any other relevant information necessary for the design and construction of the electrical networks. This survey shall cover a corridor of 20m at least. All obstacles shall be well represented and a minimum of 50m between the points shall be considered. 

        Prepare detailed topographical maps and profiles with readable scales printed in at least A2 format.

b.     Detailed Design:

    Prepare a detailed design plan for the construction of about 160km of MV lines, including pole locations, conductor sizes, sag calculations, and necessary clearances.

        Design the LV lines to connect 93 villages, considering load requirements, voltage drop limitations, and appropriate conductor sizes. 

        Determine the optimal route for the MV and LV lines, considering terrain, environmental factors, and existing infrastructure.

        Prepare a design plan for the 2km bridge crossing, including the design of all the materials required and all the required studies and drawings in a very clear manner.

    This shall include the full calculation notes using Jove, mechanical and execution designs for the complete networks taking into account the weight of the transformers to be proposed.

        Prepare cost estimates.

c.      Studies for Distribution Transformers:

     Conduct load demand studies for each of the 93 villages to determine the appropriate capacity and number of distribution transformers required.

        Propose the most optimal location for each transformer.

        Analyse the voltage regulations and determine the optimal locations for the distribution transformers to minimize voltage fluctuations and ensure efficient power distribution.

    Consider future growth and expansion needs of the villages and recommend suitable strategies for accommodating increased load demand.

    Quantify all the households and public buildings, like schools, hospitals, health centers, etc. to be connected on each transformer, providing a list with names and phone numbers of each household head.

d.     Preparation of Bidding Document:

 Develop the Employer’s Requirements, clearly outlining the project’s objectives, technical specifications, and performance requirements.

    Create data sheets for all the equipment and materials required for the project, including specifications, technical parameters, standards, and any relevant certifications. 

        Prepare the price schedule, detailing the breakdown of costs for materials, labor, equipment, and any other project-related expenses.

     Compile the final Bill of Quantities (BoQ) document, providing a comprehensive list of items, quantities, for the construction and installation works.

e.      Clarification Responses:

        Review and respond, in collaboration with the PIU, to clarifications and inquiries from bidders during the bidding process.

        Provide necessary technical clarifications and ensure a clear understanding of the project requirements.

        Participate in pre-bid meeting and site visit.

f.      Contract Negotiation:

        Participate in contract negotiation with potential contractors.

        Collaborate with the client to finalize the agreement terms and conditions. 

        Address any technical concerns or modifications to ensure compliance with project requirements.

It is anticipated that the total level of effort for this assignment is 9 staff-months.

Reporting

Reports are to be submitted to NAWEC PIU. All supporting documents such as photographs, video graphs, maps, primary and secondary information collected, etc., taken during the assignment shall be submitted in support of the reports, along with an electronic copy of the documents.

Deliverables:

The following deliverables are expected:

a)     Topographical Survey:

        Comprehensive survey report, including accurate topographical maps, profiles, and relevant data.

        Digital copies of the survey data in a compatible format – excel, dwg drawings, and any necessary format.

b)     Detailed Design:

        Detailed design plan for the construction of 160km of MV lines.

        Detailed design plan for the LV lines connecting 93 villages and location of distribution transformers.

        Design plan for the 2km bridge crossing.

        A final detailed execution study for the whole the entire networks to construct.

        Detailed cost estimates (by different components/materials)

 

c)     Studies for the Distribution Transformers:

        Load demand study report for the 93 villages, including recommendations for distribution transformer capacity and locations.

        Analysis report on voltage regulations and strategies for efficient power distribution.

        List of clients to connected on each transformers

 

d)     Preparation of Bidding Document:

        Employer’s Requirements document.

        Data sheets of all equipment.

        Price schedule.

        Final Bill of Quantities (BoQ).

        Any other technical documentation required for the bidding process. 

e)     Clarification Responses:

Timely and comprehensive responses, in collaboration with the PIU, to bidders’ clarifications and inquiries during the bidding process. Participation and support in pre-bid meeting and site visit.

f)      Contract Negotiation:

        Finalized contract agreement with potential contractors, including all necessary modifications and technical considerations.

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.

Team for the Assignment:

The NGO/consulting 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 Senior Engineer/Manager

1

He/she shall have a minimum experience of 8 years in a similar role with at least two similar projects in the last 5 years. He/she shall be a Master’s Degree holder in Engineering or management

Lead Topographical Surveyors

2

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field, with at least experience in two similar projects in the last 5 years is required.

Electrical Engineer Designer

1

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field, with at least experience in two similar projects in the last 5 years is required.

Electrical Engineer

1

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role with a BSc Degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related field, with at least experience in two similar projects in the last 5 years is required

 

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.

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 link below:

ECOREAP Additional Villages TOR

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 19th September 2023.

PIU-GAMBIA

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 3664125/ 9967791/ 7009342

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

 

 

 

Specific Procurement Notice – Design, Supply, and Installation for Gunjur Water Treatment Plant and Boreholes; and Rehabilitation of Banjul and Brikama Storage Tanks

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids

 

Employer: National Water & Electricity Company (NAWEC)

Project: Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project

Contract title: Design, Supply, and Installation for Gunjur Water Treatment Plant and Boreholes; and Rehabilitation of Banjul and Brikama Storage Tanks

Country: The Gambia

Loan No. /Credit No. / Grant No.: IDA-D6530

RFB No: GM-NAWEC-304860-CW-RFB

Issued on: 16th August 2023

  1. The Republic of The Gambia (hereinafter called “Borrower”) has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA), the European Investment Bank and the European Union (the “Banks”) in the form of a credit and grant (hereinafter called “credit” and “grant”) toward the cost of Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP). The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), an implementing agency of the Borrower (hereinafter called “Client”), intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the Contracts for Design, Supply, and Installation for Gunjur Water Treatment Plant and Boreholes; and Rehabilitation of Banjul and Brikama Storage Tanks. 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:

Lot 1: Design Supply and Installation for Rehabilitation of Banjul and Brikama Storage Tanks

Banjul

  • Construction of the two new water towers
  • Demolishment of the existing water towers
  • Pipework including valve chamber and water meters
  • Site works

Brikama

  • Construction of the new water tower
  • Demolishment of the existing water tower
  • Pipework
  • Site works

 

Lot 2: Design, supply and installation for Gunjur Water Treatment Plant and New Boreholes

  • Drilling of 1 new borehole (G03), assemble the components and plot works
  • Connect existing borehole E13 and new borehole G03 to new transport main to WTP Gunjur
  • New transport main approximately 7 km PVC250 to WTP Gunjur
  • Replacement of chlorine dosing pumps
  • Power supply and control panel

The following works should be conducted related to WTP Brikama

  • Drilling of 1 new borehole (Kasssa Kunde), assemble the components and plot works
  • New transport main approximately 2.8 km PVC250 to connect new borehole to WTP Brikama
  • Power supply, control panel and telemetry

Main Qualifications Requirements:

Two similar contracts within the last Five (5) years, each with a value of at least:

  • For Lot 1: US$ 1,200,000.00
  • For Lot 2: US$ 900,000.00

 

  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 Borrowers (July 2016 Revised November 2017 and July 2018 and November 2020) (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.
  2. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from National Water & Electricity Company, attention Haddy Njie, email hnjie@nawec.gm, CC: mfsanyang@nawec.gm, and inspect the bidding document during office hours Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 16:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00am to 12:30 p.m. at the address given below.
  3. The bidding document in English 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 bank transfer. The document will be sent by electronic mail in PDF format or a link for downloading will be provided. Should a bidder require hardcopy, it will be sent by courier mail, however, such bidder will have to make own pick up and shipment arrangement.
  4. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 pm Gambian time 29th September 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.
  5. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of:

Lot 1: US$ 12,000.00

Lot 2: US$ 10,000.00

  1. 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.
  2. 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

 

Targeted Internships at NAWEC for Female Technicians and Engineers Call for Applications

Targeted Internships at NAWEC for Female Technicians and Engineers

Call for Applications

Name of the intervention
Targeted Internships for Female Technicians and Engineers at NAWEC
Introduction
Women are underrepresented in both technical and non-technical roles in the energy and water sectors in The Gambia with the share of women’s employment currently standing at 15 percent versus 85 percent for male with less than 1 percent of women in technical and engineering jobs combined at NAWEC, and with no women Engineers in several energy and water sector institutions. Furthermore, NAWEC has an ongoing short-internship program and receives hundreds of interns per year, from which less than 25% are female, with a retention rate of 0%. As part of NAWEC’s gender program with financing from the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) which is funded through the World Bank, this internship program is initiated to improve the said gender gap by strengthening the pipeline of technical female staff and by implementing specific targeted activities to facilitate the integration of female staff at NAWEC, when needed.
Description
The project will implement an internship program focused on technical fields (that match NAWEC’s priority areas of human resources development) coupled with targeted individual and collective mentorship/coaching sessions to foster in-depth on the job training, boost confidence and self-awareness as well as increase the possibility of integration at NAWEC. 20 profiles will be identified for the above internship program.

Interns’ Profiles and Selection:

Based on our assessment of NAWEC’s HR needs, expertise and profiles of prospective candidates should be related to but not limited to one of the following areas, either at Technician or Engineering level:

·       Mechanical Engineering

·       Electrical Engineering/Electrical Installation

·       Electronics

·       Civil Engineering

·       Water Engineering

·       Auto-mechanics

·       Electro-mechanical

·       Solar PV maintenance and installation

 

To each intern, an internship coordinator will be assigned who will be responsible for the overall coordination/monitoring of the intern, the individual mentorship/coaching sessions, and the final internship evaluation.

The selection criteria will cover two levels: i) general criteria; and ii) specific technical criteria – as follows:

·       Education background in a technical field (preferably related to the energy and/or water sectors).

·       Not be currently enrolled in a technical training program.

·       Not be a current employee of NAWEC.

·       Preference will be given to GERMP gender scholarship graduates.

 

Selection and Evaluation:

Interested applicants for the Internship Program can collect application forms from the NAWEC Records Office at NAWEC H/Q. Completed forms can be submitted to the same office on or before the closing date of 11th August, 2023.

The evaluation and selection of the internees will be divided in 3 stages:

·       Stage 1 – Administrative evaluation (match between the submissions and the required criteria)

·       Stage 2 – Match between candidates and available positions (match between submissions and profiles)

·       Stage 3 – Interview of the shortlisted candidates (including scoring of their performance)

The candidates will be ranked by score (for each position) and selected accordingly.

 

Internship Approach

The internship will last for 5 months. During this period, the interns will be expected to acquire the skills required to perform at a technical role within NAWEC, commensurate to the intern’s qualification and experience. Monthly sessions will be organized with the interns by assigned supervisors to simultaneously assess their progress and to guide them and provide specific coaching in areas identified. The interns will also benefit from at least a collective mentoring session with external stakeholders to be organized by the Gender Committee.

Before the end of the 5 months, each supervisor will provide a performance report and recommendations.

Reporting

At the end of the internship program, a final report will be prepared (in addition to the individual evaluation of each intern) describing the overall process and the lessons learned to inform future programs.

Preliminary Schedule

Task Expected Dates/Timelines
Launch of the application process 20th July, 2023
Submission of applications 20th July – 11th August 2023
Short list of Candidates/Interview 14th August- 1st September 2023
Communication to Selected Interns 4th September-8th September, 2023
Internship 15th  September 2023 -15th February 2024
Individual Coaching Meetings Monthly
Collective Mentoring Program Between Mid-November to Late December, 2023
Development of Individual Performance Report Mid-January, 2024
Close of Internship 15th February 2024
 

Internship Package

 

·       Each intern will receive a monthly stipend of 5, 000 GMD.

·       In addition to a Health and Safety induction, personal protection equipment will also be provided if needed

 

 

NAWEC response to Article in The Point newspaper dated Wednesday 21st June 2023

NAWEC response to Article in The Point newspaper dated Wednesday 21st June 2023

This letter is in response to your newspaper article of Wednesday 21st June 2023 entitled “NAWEC supplied contaminated water with high Nitrates, reveals Audit report”.

Click on the link below to see document.

Response to the article in the Point Newspaper dated Wednesday 21st June 2023

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) – To develop a plan to implement the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) of ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECO-REAP)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

The Gambia

ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP)- P164044

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA- D4080

Assignment Title: To develop a plan to implement the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) of ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECO-REAP)

Reference No.:  GM-NAWEC-348394-CS-CQS

 

The ECOWAS-Regional Electricity Access Project (REAP), a part of a Series of Projects (SOP) being implemented within the ECOWAS region, with a long-term view to achieving electricity distribution expansion within the Region. Funded by the IDA/World Bank, the SOP aims to increase the number of people in West Africa with access to reliable and affordable electricity, as articulated in the ECOWAS White Paper of 2006 for Increasing Access to Energy Services to People of the Sub-region.

The SOP consists of two Phases, which plan to provide 2.5 million people across six countries in West Africa, namely Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, and The Gambia with electricity. Phase I of the SOP is to provide access to 1.1 million people in Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. In The Gambia, this Phase will finance the expansion of medium and low-voltage networks from the two high-voltage 225/33 kV substations (in Soma, Lower River Region–LRR, and in Brikama, in West Coast Region–WCR) being built under the OMVG Energy Project. It is expected that this will transform the power sectors of these countries and enable them to achieve their common objective of delivering more power to more consumers.

Specifically, the project aims to increase grid electricity access in the Republics of Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. It is expected to substantially increase the access to electricity to reach an access rate of almost 65 percent and 25 percent, in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau respectively, while Mali will increase its electricity access rate to 37 percent.

The objective of the RAP implementation, therefore, is to ensure that those whose livelihoods and property/dwellings affected by the Project are compensated for their losses, and their standard of living improved, or at least restored to pre-project levels for sustenance of livelihoods. More specifically the RAP implementation seeks to:

  • Reduce the risks of poverty, exclusion, and inequitable access to benefits especially for the vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups such as women, single-headed-households, elderly, children, etc.
  • Ensure the Project is socially acceptable to maintain credibility of the implementing authority and funder.

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 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

 In The Gambia, the Project ’s beneficiaries will include households, small businesses, and public institutions (including local governments, schools, and health clinics), which will be connected to the electricity grid. The project will be implemented in four Regions, viz:  Lower River Region (LRR); North Bank Region (NBR); West Coast Region (WCR); and Central River Region (CRR-North and South).

 Scope of work:

Task 1:  Implementation of mitigation measures, land acquisition and livelihood restoration of the approved RAP

Task 2: Dissemination of Information and Consultation

Task 3: Land Acquisition

Task 4:  Verification

Task 5: Distribution of Identity Files

Task 6: The final RAP implementation report shall include the following:  Category of household, asset lost, compensation and all types of assistance, alternate livelihood options, details of resettlement, specific training requirement for skill up gradation and institutions responsible for training.

Task 7: Disbursement of Assistance and Delivery of Entitlements

Task 8: Relocation

Task 9: Grievance Mechanism

Task 10: Coordination between PAPs and NAWEC

Task 11: Conduct Public Information Campaign

Task 12: Awareness Creation on Gender Mainstreaming and Systemic inequalities

 It is estimated that the consultancy services shall be required for a period of minimum three months given previous experience with RAPs implementation for activities related to medium voltage transmission lines, for a possible upward limit of six months. The consultant shall carry out all assigned tasks based on the milestones as set out by NAWEC. The period of service shall be extended, if found necessary and based on the performance of the consultant, for a period mutually agreed upon by both the parties (NAWEC and the consultant / the consultancy firm). The PIU will notify the consultant by the end of the second month if an extension is required.

Reporting

Reports are to be submitted to NAWEC PIU. All supporting documents such as photographs, video graphs, maps, primary and secondary information collected, etc., taken during the assignment shall be submitted in support of the reports, along with an electronic copy of the documents.

iii) Deliverables:

The following deliverables must be submitted:

  1. Inception Report: The consultant shall submit to the NAWEC PIU an inception report detailing plan of action, the team which will implement the assignment deployment, time schedule, and detailed methodology, within 21 working days of the commencement of the assignment.
  2. Monthly Work Plan: The work plan for each coming month shall be submitted in the monthly meeting along with that of the current month clearly showing site visits, targets vis-a-vis achievements, and various other elements. The monthly progress report shall have to be submitted before the 10th of the following month.
  3. Consultation record keeping: The consultant shall document in full detail, the consultation processes (including dates, time, location, persons present, efforts to ensure women and other vulnerable groups attended and participated, noting if they are community meetings or individual/one on one meeting, etc. Photos of consultations shall only be taken with the expressed consent of participants and should be noted in consultations notes that consent was asked for and if it was obtained. No photos shall be taken of children and of women participating in women only focused discussions. Any concerns or issues which may be raised during consultation by PAPs may impact implementation of the RAP should be brought to the attention of the PIU within 24 hours.
  4. Training: full description of the training imparted (or facilitated) as part of the assignment (The GRC will need to be trained on how to manage complaints).
  5. Draft Final Report: Consultant shall submit a Draft Completion Report at the end of the contract period summarizing the actions taken during the project, the methods used to carry out the assignment, and a summary of support, compensation and assistance given to the PAPs. This draft will be reviewed by NAWEC and commented upon. The progress archived in land acquisition as per entitlements shall be documented and shall be submitted to the NAWEC PIU as a part of the monthly progress report.
  6. Final Report: Consultant shall submit final completion report complying all the remarks / comments of NAWEC PIU, the World Bank on Draft Final Report at the end of the contract period summarizing the actions taken during the project, the methods used to carry out the assignment, and a summary of support, compensation and assistance given to the PAPs.
  7. Participation in Periodic Review Meeting of PIU: Consultant’s Team Leader shall participate in the periodic review meetings of the PIU to discuss about the progress of the assigned tasks, issues, and constraints in carrying out any specific task, etc.
  8. Submission of Meeting Records: Minutes of the meeting shall be prepared for all the meetings with NAWEC PIU and PAPs, GRC Meetings, various consultations with the PAPs, consultations with respect to shifting of community assets, joint verification of affected land and structures, etc., shall need to be recorded and submitted to the NAWEC PIU.
  9. Submission of Micro Plans: All micro plans (this includes the resettlement plan, livelihood.

 

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.

Team for the Assignment:

The NGO/consulting 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 July 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 link below:

ECOREAP_Additional Villages_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 8th June 2023.

 

PIU-GAMBIA

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 3664125/ 9967791/ 7009342

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

 

Job Vacancy

NAWEC Job Vacancy

How to Apply. Please send an e-mail to recruitment@nawec.gm expressing your interest and indicating the position you are interested in along with a brief resume. Your resume should be no more than 2X A4 pages and should include basic information including name, contact details, address, date of birth, education and qualifications along with a brief listing of your employment to date. Please do not send certificates at this stage.

Position Senior Communications and PR Manager
Salary Scale B
Role Summary Responsible for the development, and promoting positive public awareness of the NAWEC through external communications,  continuous  improvement, delivery, shaping, and maintaining NAWEC’s reputation and brand
Reporting Relationships Reports directly to Group Corporate Services Director
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies that raise awareness of the transformative reforms NAWEC is undergoing
  • Advise management on messaging and support delivery of regular messages via appropriate channels.
  • Develop and implement the brand image in coordination with customer service
  • Oversee all internal and external communications, ensuring consistent and engaging messages.
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of all marketing and communications materials.
  • Supervise projects to guarantee all content is publication-ready.
  • Create communication and marketing campaigns for new products and milestones, launches, events, and promotions.
  • Lead the  Communication and Public Relations staff, including quality control of all outputs and identify and organise appropriate communications training as needed
  • Ensure timely and effective responses to emerging issues
  • Coordinate effectively with other departments, in particular customer services.
  • Support regular management interviews and audio recordings.
  • Manage budgeting process to ensure plans can be implemented
  • Work effectively with all peers and stakeholders and especially with Electricity and Water Business Units, Group  Finance, Group Human Resources and Group Corporate Services to negotiate and influence customer service improvements, PR and Brand Image of NAWEC.
  • Carries out specific business wide tasks/projects as required from time to time
Requirements and Qualifications Must have a a recognized Professional 3rd Level Qualification.

Bachelor degree in journalism, PR, marketing or related field.

Must have at least 5 years working experience in a similar role

Competency Detail
Strategy Development Understands the exigencies of a developing and changing Electricity and Water Industry and contributes to the  development of Customer Services  Vision, Values and strategic plan
Change Understands change principles and proactively leads change
Team Building Ability to build strong teams around  communication, PR and digital platform in reaching out to NAWEC customers
Leadership and Management Inspires team by articulating strategic and operational messages clearly, leading by example and taking initiatives on when, where and how to communicate
Professional Knowledge Maintains constant self-improvement by staying up to date with Electricity and Water technologies and translates into Customer Service improvements
Operational Procedures Understands the criticality of disseminating Operational information that might affect NAWEC’s service delivery
Visionary Has a clear view of what needs to be achieved
Analytical Skills The ability to visualise, articulate and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and make decisions that make sense based on all available information
Stakeholder Management Sensitive to the importance of stakeholders, their identification and development of appropriate responses
Strategic Outlook Have a clear understanding of being strategic about communication. Appreciate the need to champion a communication strategy
 
Position Senior Legal Services Manager/Company Secretary
Salary Scale B
Role Summary Guide NAWEC Management about the day-to-day management of the organization, including compliance with legal and statutory requirements. Post holder will serve as the principal legal adviser to both the Board and Management.
Reporting Relationships Reports directly to Group Corporate Services Director
Duties and Responsibilities
  • organising, preparing agendas for, and taking minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs).
  • maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors, and secretaries.
  • dealing with correspondence, collating information, and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders.
  • contributing to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising members of the legal, governance, accounting, and tax implications of proposed policies.
  • monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action.
  • liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers, Regulator, and auditors.
  • transcribing and proofreading legal documents.
  • taking responsibility for the health and safety of employees and managing matters related to insurance and property.
  • developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Handling correspondences before and after meetings, collating information and writing reports.
  • maintaining current awareness about company law, including occupational health & safety laws, labour laws and other regulatory requirements.
  • maintaining the register of shareholders and monitoring changes in share ownership of the company;
  • taking a role in share issues, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and takeovers
  • Supervise the work of the Legal team.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Managing Director.
Competency  
Analytical & Critical thinking Has capacity to analyse often complex processes and develop sensible conclusions and recommendations
Compliance Driven Ability to assess and advise on compliance issues in all operations of the company
Communication Appreciates the value of good communications and is able to report clearly and logically verbally and in writing
Decision Making Ensure independence is maintained in decision making and advisory responsibilities
IT Knowledge Maintains up do date facility with IT especially as it pertains to systems and processes
Business Acumen Is sensitive to the business implications of the role and makes sound business judgements and recommendations
Self-motivation The determination and confidence to see things through to conclusion
Meticulousness Maintains a constant attention to detail
Confidentiality and Discretion Ability to keep confidential and classified documents and decisions in confidence. Ensure all such are availed on a need-to-know basis
Professional Knowledge Stays up to date with current legal happenings, instruments, and guidelines
Company knowledge Understands how NAWEC electricity and water operates at all levels

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!

WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL (WAPP) Request for Expression of Interest SELECTION OF A FIRM FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL

WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL (WAPP)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) (CONSULTANT SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

SELECTION OF A FIRM FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A NEW SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the energy sector, with management autonomy. It was established in 2006 to integrate the operations of national energy systems into a unified regional electricity market with the ultimate goal of providing stable, reliable and affordable electricity to ECOWAS member countries. The WAPP Secretariat, headed by the Secretary General, is the administrative body that conducts the day-to-day management of WAPP activities necessary to support the Executive Board in achieving the mission of the Organization

The WAPP Secretariat intends to use part of its funds to hire a qualified recruitment Agency to assist in the selection of a new Secretary General. The overall mandate of the Agency is to support the WAPP Human Resources and Governance Committee (HRGC) and the Executive Board in recruiting a Secretary General.

The Agency will, among other tasks: (i) prepare a recruitment document including the job description and the required qualifications; (ii) publish the call for applications after approval of the recruitment document by the HRGC and the Executive Board; (iii) evaluate the received CVs and short list the candidates; (iv) assist WAPP in the conduct of interviews of the shortlisted candidates; (v) draft the final report at the end of the selection process.

Agency profile

 Interested Recruitment Agencies must:

  • Be duly registered and legally established in one of the ECOWAS countries and have activities therein.
  • Have at least ten (10) years of proven experience in recruiting staff (senior level) for organizations or regional projects in the ECOWAS region.
  • Have Consultants preferably bilingual (French/English); at least one of whom must be perfectly bilingual (Advanced level). The composition of the team of key experts is outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

The consulting firms may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications and shall 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. In the case of a Joint Venture between a recruitment

Agency operating within ECOWAS and another from outside the region, the Lead Partner shall be from the ECOWAS region.

The total duration of the assignment is estimated at eight (8) months after commencement. The expected start date is August 2023.

The detailed ToR for the assignment can be found at the following WAPP website or the link below.

: http://www.ecowapp.org/en/tenders

Selection recrutment Agency WAPP SG ToR

Please note that these ToR are indicative and could change before the publication of the Request for Proposals that will be sent to the short listed Agencies.

The WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL now invites eligible consulting agencies to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested consulting agencies should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The Shortlisting Criteria are:

  • Eligibility: the Agency must be registered and legally established in one of the ECOWAS countries and have activities therein;
  • References of similar services and comparable recruitments;
  • References in the drafting of personnel recruitment documents;
  • Working Experience in the ECOWAS region

References submitted should clearly indicate the year the assignment was performed, the client, the country, the exact title of the assignment, two contact persons and their email and phone numbers. It is strongly recommended that only references relevant to the assignment should be submitted.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at this stage; they will be evaluated during the evaluation of technical proposals. Therefore, the Agencies are requested not to present the CVs of experts in their expressions of interest but may give indications on their pool of experts.

The Agency will be selected in accordance with the Least Cost-based Selection (LCS) method set forth in the WAPP Procurement Code, which can be found on the WAPP website www.ecowapp.org

More information can be obtained at the address below. Email: andorere@ecowapp.org

CC: msdiedhiou@ecowapp.org; ektoe@ecowapp.org

Expressions of interest must be submitted (in soft copy) by email in French or English language at the choice of the Agency (max 30 pages, A4 format). The signed Expression of interest shall be marked “Original”. A translation into the other language will be required for evaluation purposes and both versions will be submitted together. The document in the language of application chosen by the applicant Agency will be used as the reference document in case of discrepancy between the French and English versions. Applications must be submitted no later May 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time in Cotonou to the secure address procurement@ecowapp.org

Email applications should be clearly marked “Expression of Interest for the Selection of an Agency for the Recruitment of the WAPP Secretary General”.

 

Hard copies shall not be accepted and any hard copy sent to the WAPP Secretariat will not be opened, and shall be rejected. Likewise, any application received by WAPP after the deadline will be rejected.

Applicants wishing to participate in the opening of applications, which will be hosted online using Microsoft Teams, should send a request to the address below to Mr. Mouhamadou S. Diedhiou via msdiedhiou@ecowapp.org , seven calendar days before the deadline, and the link to join the virtual meeting will be communicated to them.

The Minutes of the opening session of the expressions of interest shall be sent to all firms immediately after the opening.

NAWEC Utility Tariffs 2023

PRESS RELEASE

Dear valued customers

In October 2022, NAWEC applied for a tariff revision for both water and electricity services. The utilities Regulator (PURA) has approved an increase in tariffs for electricity and water, this decision was made following a lengthy review and consultation process. The increase is necessary to cover the rising costs of production, maintenance, and upgrades, and to ensure that we can continue to provide you with water and electricity services.

These changes are the first real increase in the tariffs since 2015 and reflect global increases in fuel price, high costs of raw materials, and essential parts for the generation of electricity and supply of safe clean water. In addition to meeting the global increase in the cost of materials and fuel costs the tariff increase will allow us to invest in the maintenance of the water and electricity infrastructure and further enhance the quality and reliability of these services that are the pillars of economic and social development in The Gambia. Information on the price changes can be found on our website www.nawec.gm.

We value your feedback, and we will continue to engage with you, our valued customers, through various communication channels: social media, radio, and TV. We are committed to addressing your concerns. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to working with you to build a brighter more sustainable future for all the people of The Gambia.

 

Thank You

Toll-free number 1669

UTILITY TARIFF (IN DALASIS) as at 10th  April 2023
WATER (Per Cubic Meter, cum)
Description Category
Domestic Consumption Range Old Tariff 2015 New Tariff
0-10 cum 5.50 6.48
1 11-25 cum 12.00 14.15
 26-40 cum 16.00 18.86
Balance 20.00 23.58
Commercial 2 24.20 28.50
Hotel/Club/Industries 3 34.00 40.09
Agriculture 4 12.00 14.15
Area Councils 5 16.79 19.79
Central Government 6 16.79 19.79
SEWERAGE (Per Cum. Of Water Consumed)
Domestic users and Local Authorities 5.00
All other users 15.00
CREDIT METER ELECTRICITY: (per kWh)
Domestic Consumption Range Old Tariff 2015 New Tariff
0-300 kWh 10.14 13.85
1 301-600 kWh 10.49 14.06
 601-1000 kWh 10.77 14.43
Balance 11.54 15.46
Commercial 2 10.90 14.90
Hotel/Club/Industries 3 11.65 15.90
Agriculture 4 10.14 13.89
Area Councils 5 10.90 16.20
Central Government 6 10.90 16.20
PREPAYMENT METER: ELECTRICITY: (per kwh)
Domestic 1 Flat 10.14 13.85
Commercial 2 10.90 14.90
Hotel/Club/Industries 3 11.65 15.90
Agriculture 4 10.14 13.89
Area Councils 5 10.90 16.20
Central Government 6 10.90 16.20