ONEE Hydro Rehabilitation Project
| Published December 16, 2015 - Deadline January 27, 2016
Consultant for the Project Preparation and Implementation Unit (PPIU)
The Invitation for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website 15 May 2015.
ONEE was created in 2012 as a result of a merger between Office National de l’Electricité, the state-owned national electricity utility, and the Office National de l’Eau Potable, the state-owned national water utility. ONEE is responsible for providing both electricity and water to its customers.
ONEE intends using the proceeds of EBRD loan towards the cost of ONEE Hydro Rehabilitation Project. This notice relates to engagement of the Project Preparation and Implementation Unit (PPIU) Consultant.
The main objective of the PPIU Consultant is to provide organizational and technical assistance to the Client to ensure the successful completion of the Project in accordance with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) and with all the Bank’ requirements stipulated in the Loan Agreement.
The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 40 Mln will be financed by EBRD loan proceeds. The Project consists of the major maintenance or overhaul of several hydro power plants and dams and will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services (tentative list):
Supply and Installation of Plant and Equipment for:
El Kansera (2x9 MW): rehabilitation of the two generators;
Imfout HPP (2x15.5 MW): replacement of two Kaplan turbines;
Taurart (2x1 MW): necessary rehabilitation after flooding;
Bou-Areg (1x6.4 MW):rehabilitation of ancillary equipment and installation of SCADA;
Taza (2x 320 kW): rehabilitation of ancillary equipment and installation of SCADA;;
Bin El Ouidane dam and Ait Ouarda dam: overhaul of hydro- and electro-mechanical equipment and civil works
Rehabilitation of Imfout Dam Spillway and Ancillary Equipment
Douarat (17MW) Overhaul of intake valves
Rehabilitation Works of 6 Small Hydropower Plants Maaser (0,1MW), Fes Aval (0,945MW), Sefrou (0,260MW), Tabant (0,068MW), Maachou (24MW) et Talambot (14,2MW) (to be done after completed study)
The following Technical Assistance funded through Technical Cooperation (grant money) will be done:
Study to improve the operation mode of Afourer complex
Study of the production potential of the Moroccan HPPs including impact of climate change
Assessment of the grid capacity to absorb renewable energy
The principal objective of this assignment is to deliver assistance to ONEE’s PIU during Project preparation and implementation. The Consultant will assist PIU with the following tasks:
TASK 1: Project Preparation Phase
Development of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) operating procedures
Inspection of hydroelectric plants
Support during the procurement process: (i) preparation of tender documents, (ii) procurement of the works, goods and services, (iii) tender evaluation process, and (iv) contract finalisation and award:
Diagnostic and study for the rehabilitation of the 6 small hydro power plants (SHPP) : Maaser (0,1MW), Fes Aval (0,945MW), Sefrou (0,260MW), Tabant (0,068MW), Maachou (24MW) et Talambot (14,2MW) ;
Diagnostic and study for the rehabilitation of 4 dams (Imfout, Douarat, Maachou and Talambot/Ali Thailat)
TASK II: Project Implementation Phase
Reviewing site preparation including engineering supervision arrangement;
Monitoring, supervision, and reporting on the implementation of contracts and overall completion of each Project component;
Validation of project documents
Monitor the contractors’ program for performance as well as documentation for required tests and commissioning in accordance with contract conditions;
Control of execution of works
Assistance in the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP);
Testing, Commissioning and Operational Acceptance
Follow up of the punch list during the defect liability period
Knowledge transfer to Client
TASK III: Project Completion
Project completion report
Status of Selection Process: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Assignment expected start date and duration: The assignment is expected to take place from April 2016 and is expected to be carried out over a 48-month period. The input of the experts is expected to be intermittent during this period (detailed schedule to be agreed upon between the Client and the Consultant).
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 1,800,000 (exclusive of VAT).
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank and CGES in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.
Funding Source: Through EBRD loan proceeds.
Eligibility Restrictions: There are no eligibility restrictions.
Consultant Profile: An international firm of consultants will be engaged for this assignment and is expected to procure the services of a multidisciplinary team of both international and local experts as appropriate.
The Consultant is expected to have relevant expertise and experience the procurement and implementation of hydropower construction and rehabilitation projects. In addition, relevant experience in the EBRD’s countries of operation would be an advantage.
The Consultant is expected to provide a team of experts with necessary qualification and skills to deliver the above-mentioned services timely and within budget. The Consultant team is expected to comprise the following key experts:
The Team Leader (TL) shall be an Engineer with at least 10 years’ experience in construction or rehabilitation of hydropower plants including dams. The TL should have led projects in the past similar to the project under this Contract. The TL shall possess excellent knowledge of French and English language for coordination and report writing purposes.
Hydro-mechanical Engineer with at least 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of hydropower plants projects.
Electro-mechanical Engineer with at least 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of hydropower plants projects.
Civil Engineer with at least 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of hydropower plants projects
Expert Hydrology with at least 10 years of experience in planning, design and construction of dams and hydropower plants similar to the projects.
Procurement Expert with at least 10 years of procurement experience in power projects including construction or rehabilitation of hydropower plants including dams as well as the relevant experience to work with an IFI.
Short Term Experts with at least 10 years’ experience in the following areas of work:
SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition;
Factory acceptance tests and Commissioning for similar assets;
Protection and Control Measures;
Civil Works in the field of substation and tower foundations construction;
Environmental and Social Measures.
Local Experts (as required) with at least 5 years’ proven experience in
OHL engineering and Substation Engineering;
Social and Environmental;
Note that intermittent inputs are expected from the key experts. The Consultant should propose a suitable organisation staffing with anticipated input (man-months) from the key experts in a staffing schedule and work plan. The proposed Experts need to have appropriate skills in both French and English language.
The above information should not exceed 10 pages excluding CVs.
One original and two numbered hard copies together with electronic copy on CD-Rom of the above information in French and English should be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “Expression of Interest for ONEE Rehabilitation Project: PPIU Consultancy Services”, to reach the Client not later than the above closing date.
Mme Bouchra ABDERRAHIM et Mlle Mounia BELGHITI
65, Rue Othmane Bnou Affane Casablanca MAROC
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Fax: Bouchra ABDERRAHIM Fax 00212 5 22 66 86 79
Fax: Mounia BELGHITI Fax 00212 5 22 66 86 79
Notes: Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting, selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.
Expression of Interest shall be submitted before 27/01/2016 at 9h00am (Moroccan time) at ONEE-BE headquarters, Direction Approvisionnements et Marchés, sis 65, rue Othman Ben Affan, Casablanca