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MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Energy Sector Project) | Published November 27, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of 33kv And 11kv Distribution Lines, Capacitor Banks, Electrification Of Peri Urban Areas And 11kv Underground Cables.procurement Reference No: Esc06/pjct/icb/g/fy2015-16 ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED ENERGY SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP) Project ID.: P099626 Credit No.: 4980                                          Grant No.:H715-MW Subject of Procurement:Supplyand Installation of 33kV and 11kV Distribution Lines, Capacitor Banks, Electrification of Peri Urban Areas and 11kV UndergroundCables. Procurement Reference No: ESC06/PJCT/ICB/G/FY2015-16 ADDENDUMNUMBER 1 ESCOM Limited held a pre-bid meeting on 9th November, 2015 that wasfollowedby site visits to the proposed areas of coverage under this contract. ESCOM Ltd has now prepared responses to queries raised bybidders. Table 1, below gives the responses/ or clarifications to the queries. TABLE 1: SCHEDULE OF QUERIES ANDTHEIR RESPONSES ItemNo. Section/Subject Clause/Subject Page BiddersQuery ESCOMReply 1 VolumeII , Lot 4 Detailed Scope of Blantyre Underground Cables Clause5.0 33 Please advise if old cables need to beremoved or leftburied while replacing them with new cables? If newcable is in the route of existing trench ofold cable then the old cable should be removed and handed over to ESCOM otherwise oldcable can be left buried. 2 VolumeII , Lot 1, 2, 3 and 4, Table 1- Underground Cables Table1 9 Thereis no drawing showing how the cable will be buried Thedrawings have been included now and are available as drawing nos.  5084014-TREN-E1000 and 5084014-TREN-E1002 which has been provided to bidders. Please also refer to Volume IISchedule 1- Chapter K- Underground Power cables for additional information. 3 Invitation for Bids Advertisement Delivery Periods Invitation for Bids advertised on 12th Oct 15- under Clause 2 specifies Delivery and Construction periods as 15months forLot 1, Lot 2, & Lot 3, and 12 months for Lot 4. These are different to those specified under Vol I Item 1.2 (a) Page 34 and VolIII PC8.2 Page 77. Please clarify. Delivery and Construction periods are 15months forLot 1, Lot 2 & Lot 4, and 12 months for Lot 3 as specified under VolI Item 1.2 (a) Page 34 and Vol III PC 8.2 Page 77. 4 VolumeII, Scope of supply- Delivery basis Clause1.2, page 8 8 Scopeof Supply under Vol II Clause 1.2 specifies delivery to site on CIP basis whereas it is on DDP basis in Vol I, IIIand PriceSchedules. Please confirm. Scopeof supply is based on Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) basis only. 5 VolumeII, Lot I Table 18, 1.4  Kauma Tie Lines Page25 25 Itspecifies - 2 x Tee off Wood structure whereas as the new line will be built of steel towers. Pleaseclarify. Pleasereplace 2 x Tee off wood structure with 2 Tee off steel towers.   Revised price schedule has beenprovided. 6 VolumeII, Lot I Table 18, 1.2 Mzuzu Lines , page 25 Clause2.1.3 - 11kV FMB Kaningna OHL 13 As thisline terminates on existing transformers at both  ends, is there a requirement of RMUs at both   ends of line? Pleaseinclude a 3 legged RMU at FMB end and a 4 legged RMU at Kaning'ina (waterworks) end.  Revised price schedule has been  provided 7 VolumeII, Lot I Table 18, 1.1 33kV Karonga- MlareOHL, page 25 Clause2.1.1- 33kV Karonga - Mzuzu Road OHL 11 Thereis an existing 12Kms (approx.) of 33kV line already built mid-way of this line. Please clarify, do we need to build a new 33Kv lineparallel to existing line? Pleasenote a change in scope for this line, approx. 12 Kms of existing mid span shall be used for this new line. Accordingly, it is takenout of scope. However there are 11/0.4kV distributiontransformers which are to be replaced with 33/0.4kV distribution transformers.  Revised price schedule and Volume II Clause 2.1.16, Table 19 Number ofTransformers to be supplied and Installed under Lot 1 Lines havebeen provided to all bidders. 8 VolumeII, Schedule 1- Technical Specifications, Chapter K- Power Cables Lot 411kV 3 Core Copper 240 Sqmm XLPE Armoured Cable, Clause 1.6- Metallic Shielding (Core Screens) Thescreen shall consist of copper wires and one or two copper conducting tape spirals The cable is screened by wiresand coppertapes, so please confirm the numbers of copper wire and diameter of each wire, and the numbers of copper tapelayer. Besides,please confirm the way of lapping which is open or non-gap, because it's not clear inspecification. According to standard - IEC 60502-2 as in the specification 9 VolumeII, Schedule 1- Technical Specifications, Chapter K- Power Cables Lot 411kV 3 Core Copper 240 Sqmm XLPE Armoured Cable, Clause 1.9- Armour Thearmour shall be applied helically in a layer of non-magnetic wire over the armour bedding layer. Armour shall complywith therequirements of IEC 60502, Clause 11. It is said that thearmouring layer with a non- magnetic sheathed wire, so the threecoreand single core cable are both non-magnetic sheathed wire? Because generally a single core cable is the non-magnetic sheathedwire, while 3-core cable is usually galvanized steel wire. UseGalvanized Steel Wire as specified in Technical Data Sheets 10 VolumeII, Schedule 1- Technical Specifications, Chapter K- Power Cables Lot 411kV 3 Core Copper 240 Sqmm XLPE Armoured Cable, Clause 1.10- Oversheath Anoversheath of red coloured HDPE or PVC shall beapplied over the armour wires. Please confirm the sheath materialsis HDPE or PVC? HDPE asspecified in Specification Tables. 11 VolumeII, Schedule 6- GTP Lot 411kV 3 Core Copper 240 Sqmm XLPE Armoured Cable, Page 38/68  Maximum admissible short-circuit current for 1s,  kA 15 38 Pleaseconfirm that the short circuit current is the one of metal shield or not? It isfor metal shield 12 VolumeI -Form of Bid security 83 Thisguarantee is subject to the Uniform Rules forDemand Guarantees, ICC Publication No. 458. ICC Publication No. has been updated tolatest 758, please confirm if ICC Publication no. 458 should be replaced with No. 758. Yes,you may replace ICC Publication No. 458 with No. 758 in Bid Security Form. 13 VolumeII, Schedule 8 Price Schedules Lot2 -Peri Urban Central and North, and Lot 3- Peri Urban South IsTariff Metering Equipment on supply only basis as Installation portion is missing in Schedule 4 of PriceSchedules? Installation of Tariff Metering Equipment should be included.   Revised Price Schedules for Lot 2 & 3 including installation of Tariff Metering Equipment have been providedto all bidders. 14 Vol II Lot 4 Clause5 33 Volume2 point 5 - Lot 4 page 33 5.1 -There are any free pipes to install the cable? 5.2 -Two highway crossings, in the existing manholes there are any free pipes, can we use them? Yes, there are free pipes for thissection. Or we need to do a new crossing ? heaven open, directional drilling or crossing air?? 5.3 -Drilling across the tarmac road are expected, what kind of puncture refers? 5.5 -Cables installed in open tubes, these pipes are certified, if the tubes are blocked the repair costs or an alternative constructionare supported by whom? Commonto all items - 5.1 : 5.10 (a) ThePILC cables being uprating are to remove? (b)What is their destiny? (c) Onschedules where you insert the cost of the removal of cables replaced? (d)  There OHL (wood poles)  to dismantle?  What is your destiny? On Schedules in which it operates thatcost? (e)From reading the items 5.1 to 5.10, a doubt relates to cable 185. For example in refers 5.9 PIL replacing a cable 70to one of185mm2, don't you mean 240 mm2, instead 185mm2. All the cable to be installed is 240 mm2 correct? 5.1 No.Free pipes for this section are not available, please provide new pipes. 5.2Yes, there are free pipes for this section 5.3Directional Drilling 5.5 TheContractor as a change order (a)  If new cable is in the route of existing trench of old cable then the old cableshould be removed and handed over to ESCOM otherwise old cable can be left buried. (b)Chichiri Power Station -Blantyre (c)Price Schedule No. 4 Item 1.6 (other accessories) (d) Noand Not applicable. (e) Yesit is typo error should be 240 Sqmm, All Lot 4 cables are 240 Sqmm 15 Lot4 GeneralQuestion The"river crossing" which phd technology? As per Industry best practice, existing cable is insteel pipe. 16 VolIII  Section VII GC Clause 10 Vol IIISection VII general conditions- 10 - Employers responsibilities- Although not listed in the Appendix 6 scope of works and supply bythe employer, all the responsibilities listed in item 10.1 to 10.8 will actually be assumed by the employer.? Payment licenses,access permits, policing... what are effectively the employer's responsibilities in this area? Pleaserefer to 10.3 (a), 10.3 (b) and 10.3 (c) 17 VolIII  Section VII GC Clause 14.3 14.3 Ifany fee waivers or reductions authorization privileges available to the contractor, the Employer shall make bestefforts to ensurethat the contractor will benefit them. It is expected some kind of exemption? VAT customs duties amongothers? Thebidder should include all the taxes, duties and levies as explained during the pre-bid meeting. No excuse shall be entertained forexcluding/omitting taxes in force at the time of preparing the bid. 18 Lot 4- Price Schedule Schedule 4 Item 5.2 Lot 4 Price Schedule 4. Item  5.2 Which thedesired characteristics to provide GPS? Thespecifications for the desired GPS have been provided. 19 PriceSchedule Schedule 2 Schedule 2 Stated in footnote 2 that may be added as many columns for unit price, and total price, how the currenciesused. However, the BDS 18.1 states that in schedule 2 should be used the local currency MK. Clarify what currencies can be used,please? ForPrice Schedule 2 , only Malawian Kwacha shouldbe used as stated in Price Schedule and clarified in Vol I ITB 18.1(b). 20 Vol IISchedule 1 - Technical Specifications ChapterA, 2.1. 11kV network design and Construction Features-The construction of the network will be 33 kV but will initially be run at 11kV butshall be referred to as 11 kV network. Schedule 1 Lot 4 Item 1 states:1-      11 kV 3 Core Copper 240 mm2XLPE Armoured Cable complete with jointing and accessories. Question: The cable and it's accessories (Jointing's and terminations)should comply 11 KV or 33 kV specifications? It should comply 11Kv specifications 21 Vol IISchedule 1 - Technical Specifications Chapter A 7.3Cable Installation Depth Question: Cable installation for lot 4, must follow 33 kV Installation Depth specificationsor 11KV Pleasefollow 11kV depth specification  drawing No.5084014-TREN-E1000 (B) that has been sent to all bidders 22 CableTrench GeneralQuestion Thesize for the trench? trench width and trench bottom ? clarify, please? Drawing No. 5084014-TREN-E1000 (B) has been sent tobidders 23 Lot 4-Cable Laying GeneralQuestion According indication, if the new cables are to stay 1m deep and the existing cables are only at 60cm deep, they can besuspended at that point to continue working until the intended deepness? Yes forworking but need to be removed as one lot in the end. 24 Lot 4-Cable Laying GeneralQuestion Are there records properly rated for accurateidentification of cable location? No,Cable location equipment to be used to verify Bidders are being requested to take note of these amendments Allother details remain the same. ESCOM LIMITED

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi (Energy Sector Project) | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2015
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Consultancy Services For The Preparation Of Esia And Rpf Under Energy Sector Support Project THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST COUNTRY: REPUBLIC OF MALAWI NAME OF PROJECT: ENERGY SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP) Credit No. 49800 and Grant No.H715-MW Implementing Agent: The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited Assignment Title:  CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PREPARATION OF ESIA AND RPF UNDER ENERGYSECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT Reference No. ESC 08/PJCT/CS/FY2015-2016 Issue Date: 19th November 2015 The Government of the Republic of Malawi received financing from the World Bank for the Energy SectorSupport Project (ESSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consultingservices ("the Services") are for assessment and preparation of Environmentaland Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for the scope of works covering the construction of new 400kV transmission backbone overhead linestarting at New 400 kV Nkhoma Substation. One branch is running to the west to Zambia, the other one to the north passingsubstations Kasungu and New Bwengu up to Tanzania. A preliminary ESIA hasalready been prepared as part of first phase of the feasibility study and will be available to the consultantafter contractaward. The indicative TORs for thecurrent assignment can be downloaded under Tenders at www.escom.mw. ESCOM now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Assignment. The shortlisting criteria are: 1.     Experience in projects with comparable professional background and shall demonstrateknowledge of the special technical aspects of power transmission technology. 2.     The Consultant shall have and be able to document a strong background in environmental andsocial science, environmental engineering and management. Relevant experiencefrom environmental and socio-economic assignments ininfrastructure and energy projects is mandatory. 3.     Desired qualifications include: (a) Fluency in English (b) Knowledge and understanding ofthe World Bank's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (c) Experience of working with international organizations and projects 4.      Workexperience in low income developing countries, especially countries of Eastern Africa will be an important asset. 5.     The following key staff willbe required for the assignment: a.    Environmental Assessment Specialist and Environmental and Social Supervisor (Team Leader), b.    Environmental Assessment Specialist c.    Nature Protection/Biodiversity Specialist(s) (EIA) d.    Social Assessment Specialist (SIA / RPF) e.    Legal Specialist (RPF) f.      Non key staff like cultural/historical and social expert, national coordinator of nationalenvironmental team etc. might be included in the offer. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by WorldBankBorrowers January 2011("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultantsmay associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selectedin accordance with theSelection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method as outlined in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours, 0900 to 1700 hours. The Procurement Specialist Attention: Mr. Jack L Thabwa Umoyo House, 3rd Floor Victoria Avenue P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE MALAWI Tel:               +2651 822 000 Fax:              +265 1 822008 Email:           jthabwa@escom.mw Expressions of interest mustbe clearly marked deposited in a tender box at the address below in person, or by secure mail by 14.00 hours on 8thDecember, 2015. The Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee Annex Building Tender Box No. 1 9 Haile Selassie Road P.O Box 2047 BLANTYRE, MALAWI

MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626

ESCOM (Energy Sector Support Project) | Published February 26, 2015  -  Deadline April 22, 2015
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Supply And Installation Of Five New Substations And Extension And Rehabilitation Of Five Existing Substations The Electricity Supply Corporation of MalawiLimited INVITATION FORBIDS Project: Electricity Network Strengthening and Expansion forEnergy SectorSupport Project (ESSP) IDA Credit No. 49800-MW Supply and Installation of five New Substations and Extension and Rehabilitation of fiveExisting Substations Procurement Reference No:ESC02/PJCT/ICB/G/FY2014-15 Issue Date: 2nd March, 2015 1.         The Government of Malawi has received a credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association toward the cost of Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds ofthis credit to payments under the contract for Supply and Installation of five New Substationsand Extension and Rehabilitation offive Existing Substations throughthe Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited. 2.         The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi now invites sealed bidsfrom eligible bidders for the Supply and Installation of five New Substations and Extension and Rehabilitation of five ExistingSubstations. Delivery/Construction period is 16 months. 3.         The biddingprocess will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants, January 2011 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the ProcurementGuidelines. In addition, please refer to the paragraphs 1.6and 1.7 in the above-mentioned Procurement Guidelines setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from TheElectricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited and inspect the bidding documents atthe address as given below under Item (A) from0800 to 1600 hours on working days. 5.         A complete set of bidding document in English may be purchased byinterested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address as given below under Item (A) and upon payment of anonrefundable feeof USD250.00 or MalawiKwacha equivalent for those obtaining the document from within Malawi. The method of payment will be through Electronictransfer or direct deposit into the following account. Account Name: ESCOM BOARDER Bank   :  Standard Address: PO Box 1111, Blantyre, Malawi Account No. : 0 2400 6307 3300 Swift Code:  SBICMWX Or by cash payment at the followingaddress: The Cash Office Electricity Supply Corporation of MalawiLimited Umoyo House 3rd Floor Victoria Avenue Blantyre MALAWI The document will be sent by courier at the bidder's cost or can be collectedby the prospective bidder or its authorizedrepresentative. 6.         Bids must be delivered to the address as given below under Item (B) ator before 10.30 Hours on22nd April, 2015.  All bidsmust be accompanied by a bid security for lot (s) bid for in a freely convertible currency as specified in ITB 20.1.Late bids willbe rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address as given belowunder Item (C) below. (A)      Procurement Specialist Attention: Jack LThabwa ESCOM Ltd, Umoyo House, 3rd Floor, Victoria Avenue, Blantyre, MALAWI. Phone: +265 1 822 000 Fax:     +265 1 821 367 Email:   jthabwa@escom.mw (B)      The Chairman ?Internal Procurement Committee, ESCOMLtd ESCOM House AnnexBuilding ICT Reception Tender BoxNo.1 09 Haille Selassie Blantyre,MALAWI (C)       The Training Hall Chichiri PowerStation End of Johnneson Road Off MasaukoChipembere High Way Blantyre,MALAWI This advertisement may also be viewed on www.escom.mw and on United Nations Development Busines website ESCOM LTD
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