Tajikistan Winter Energy Project - P150816
OSHC Barqi Tojik | Published December 18, 2015 - Deadline January 18, 2016
Provision Of Consultancy Services For Project Management
Consultancy For The Rehabilitation Of Nurek Hydropower Plant Project
THE REPUBLIC OFTAJIKISTAN
MINISTRY OF ENERGY
AND WATER RESOURCES
OPEN STOCK HOLDING COMPANY "BARQI TOJIK"
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FORPROVISION OFCONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FOR THE REHABILITATION OF NUREK HYDROPOWER PLANT PROJECT
Project ID No. P 150816
This request forexpression of interest (EOI) for Project Management consultancy services for the Nurek Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Projectfollows the need to have a Project Management Consultant that will supervise all works done by the contractors on behalf of theOSHC "Barqi Tojik".
The Nurek HydropowerScheme is located 80 km (by road) from Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in the Danghara and Nurek districts of SouthernTajikistan, on the Vakhsh River. It comprises a 300 m-high embankment dam with impervious core, two spillway tunnels in the leftbank designed for an evacuation capacity of 4,040 m3/s and a power plant of nine Francis units for a total installed capacity of3000 MW and a discharge capacity of 1,350 m3/s.
The construction ofNurek HPP was carried out from 1961 to 1979. The initial installed capacity of the power plant was 2,700 MW and was then increasedto 3,000 MW in 1988 through an upgrade of the hydraulic turbines. The units are now facingproblems of vibrations and/or temperaturealarms which require the capacity of some units to be reduced. Unit 8 has been out of operation since 2011 for refurbishment of therunner and the MIV, and then for issues observed on the transformer. In recent years, the maximal capacity of the plant can be saidnot being higher than 2,320 MW.
Nurek HPP remains up tothis day the key power generation facility of the country, still providing more than 70% of the total generation. In this context,the question of Nurek HPP refurbishment after nearly 40 years in operation appears essential for the Tajik electric network and ona larger scale for the Tajik economy. The rehabilitation of Nurek HPP will cover therehabilitation measures urgently required with the target to secure the plant's production and the safetyof the power complex,which includes the following: rehabilitation ofelectromechanical equipment; rehabilitation of auxiliary services; upgrading ofinstrumentation and monitoring equipment; improvement of the flood warning systems; refurbishment of hydro mechanical equipment ofwater intake and spillways; improvement of the flood routing capacity of the dam, etc.
A detailed feasibilityof the rehabilitation was undertaken by Barqi Tojik with the support of an international consultant. The final reports will beprovided to the shortlisted consultants to assist them in preparing bid proposals.
The Project's broadobjectives are:
(i) Meet and secure domestic demand, in particular during wintertime;
(ii) Provide sustainable energy;
(iii) Improve the generation reliability of the plant;
(iv) Extend the remaining lifetime of the plant;
(v) Improve the overall operational and safety aspects for the operation and maintenance staff ofthe plant;
(vi) Improve and strengthen the dam safety features of the Project,and
(vii) Promote energy exports.
The services of aProject Management Consultant for rehabilitation of Nurek HPP are required for the preparation and implementation phases of theNurek HPP Rehabilitation Project. The Project Management Consultant will assist the Implementing agency of the project in thedesign, detailed engineering, preparation of bidding documents, review of proposals, assistance in contract negotiations,procurement support, contract finalization, engineering and technical support, rehabilitation supervision, and support for projectimplementation, supervision of theEnvironmental Management Plan implementation, and other services.
The OSHC "Barqi Tojik", a national integrated powercompany of Tajikistan, now invite eligible qualified consultants to express their interest inparticipating and submitting theExpression of Interest (EoI) to provide consulting services to assist the Barqi Tojik in the preparation and implementation of theNurek Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation project. The consultancy services include project design, detailed engineering, preparationof bidding documents, review of proposals, assistance in contract negotiations, procurement support, contract finalization,engineering and technical support, rehabilitation supervision, and support for project implementation, supervision of theEnvironmental Management Plan implementation, and other services. Further, the Consultant shallsupport preparation phase, pre-commissioning, commissioning, defect liability period, and overallproject implementation. Thedetailed TOR shall be provided in the RFPto be issued to short-listed consultants.
The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn toparagraphs 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
Eligible Interested Consultants must provide informationindicating that they are qualified to participate in providing the services above (brochures, description of similar assignments,description of experience insimilar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amongst staff). Consultants may associate withother consulting firms in the form ofa joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entireassignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered whileshort-listing.
The Consultants are invited to focus on the descriptionof their core business and years in business; Specific Experience similar to the assignment described above, their qualificationsin the field of the assignment; the technical and managerial organization of their firm; the general qualifications and number ofkey staff; absence of conflicts of interest and existence of quality system.
The experience from similar work may include but not belimited to:
i. Project management and supervision ofhydropower rehabilitation projects
ii. Electrical (includinggenerator andswitchboard technology), mechanical (including turbine technology and steel structures), civil (including tunneling technology),control system and geo-technical engineering for hydropower rehabilitation projects
iii. Environmental and social issues
iv. Preparation of tender documents forhydropower rehabilitation projects
v. Project procurement andfinancing
vi. Projects in developing countries
The shortlisting criteria are: general experience ofrehabilitation supervision of hydropower plants, specific experience in similar projects covering the above aspects, availabilityof ISO or other required certificate and quality assurance systems and period the firm been in business (not less than fiveyears).
A consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Quality and Cost Based Selection procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, revised July 2014).
Eligible Interested Consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below from 09.00 ? 12.30 hours and 14.00 ? 16.30 hours local time between December 18, 2015 and January18, 2016 exclusive of public holidays:
OSHC Barqi Tojik
I.Somoni 64 Str. Dusanbe 734025 Republic ofTajikistan
Fax: +992 372 2358692
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Mr. Ubaidullo Khabibov, Head of ProjectRealization Group of Energy Loss Reduction.
Expressions of Interest must be prepared inEnglish and Russian languages and must be delivered to the address below by 18.00 pm Dushanbe time on January 18,2016:
OSHC Barqi Tojik
I.Somoni 64 Str. Dusanbe 734025 Republic ofTajikistan
Fax: +992 372 235 8692
Email: email@example.com Attn: Ubaidullo Khabibov, Head of Project RealizationGroup of Energy Loss Reduction
with a copy to the addressbelow:
Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republicof Tajikistan
Shamsi 5/1 Str. Dushanbe 734025, Republic of Tajikistan
Fax: +992 372 235 9803;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Mr. Manucher Safarzoda, Headof the Investment Department.
No proposals are required to be submittedat this stage. On the basis of obtained information from eligible interested consultants,Barqi Tojik will prepare a shortlist ofconsultants who will be invited through a Request for Proposals (RFP) including Letter of Invitation and detailed Terms ofReference (TOR).