SS-Energy Sector TA - P145581
Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources | Published November 5, 2014
General Procurement Notice
GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
COUNTRY: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
NAME OF PROJECT: South Sudan Energy Sector TechnicalAssistance Project
Sector: Energy Sector
Project ID No.: P145581
The Government ofthe Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) has applied for financing in the amount of US$15,000,000 from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the South Sudan Energy Sector Technical Assistance Project (ESTAP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, related services and consultingservices to be procured under this project.
The project will include the following Components:
Component 1: Improved SectorPlanning: ThisComponent will support building the foundation of formal technical planning and assist the GRSS in attracting financing for energy infrastructuredevelopment. Support will be provided for:
a) The development of a detailed least cost investmentplan (LCIP) for the energy sector which will include: (i) an assessment of demand growth and load forecasting for short,medium, and long term; (ii) a generation expansion plan based on resource availability in South Sudan; and (iii) a transmission anddistribution network expansion plan whichwill consider available regional interconnections and describe the long term plans. TheLCIP will provide an analysis of sequencing of energy investments in the country and will also include the description oflong termaccess expansion and off-grid rural electrification vision of the GRSS as well as associated policy and institutionaldevelopmentneeds; and
b) Based on GRSS's request, Component 1 will also includepossible support for carrying out detailed feasibility studies (including: technical and engineering design, economic andfinancial feasibility, preparation of bidding documents, assessment of potential environmental and social impacts, mitigationmeasures, and associated costs withrespect to different alternatives), for 2-3 high-priority projects that are needed to preparebankable projects for the sector. The studiescould include hydropower and/or thermal power generation plants and power transmissionlines. Prioritization of the projects nominated for feasibility studies will follow technical investigation. Procurable items under Component 1 include consultancy services for the :
i. Feasibility study for South Sudan National Grid Network;
ii. Feasibility Study for HydropowerPlant;
iii. Feasibility Study for Thermal GenerationPlant; and
iv. Feasibility Study for Regional Transmission Interconnection (Uganda-South Sudan, Ethiopia-South Sudan, and Sudan-SouthSudan).
Component 2: Capacity BuildingProgram: ThisComponent will support the development of a comprehensive capacity building program for sector institutions (MinistryofElectricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources and South Sudan Electricity Corporation). Support will be providedfor:
a) Development of a training center, conducting training, workshops/seminars, study tours, and provision of associatedresources needed for developing and implementing a long term skills building program in the sector. Training areas will include, inter alia:planning and design of energy infrastructure projects, project implementation, procurement management, financial management,operational efficiency improvement tools and systems, and environmental and social safeguards management;and
b) This Component will also provide support forstrengthening the capacity of the ESTAP Project Management Unit (PMU) - procurement, financial management, safeguards, etc.- and financing its operating expenses (IT equipment, office furniture, vehicles,etc.).
Procurable items under Component 2 include:
i. Classroom and Workshop equipment & software for Training Center and Training ofPersonnel; and
ii. Consultancy service for development of Sectorial Environmental and SocialAssessment.
iii. Selection of Individual consultants for PMU
Component 3: Distribution EfficiencyImprovement Program: This Component will support the development of a pilot program for distribution networkefficiency improvement, primarily focusing oncommercial efficiency. Support will be provided for developing a program for thedeployment of pre-paid energy meters in the Juba area, a central management facility, and the development of customerservice centers, a vending program for the meters, as well as associated training and resources. The program will also supportmeasures to build consumer awareness of the pre-paid meters and to prevent theft.
Procurable items under Component 3 include:
i. Customer relationship management software, billing / prepaid meter vending software(supply & install) and training of personnel for commercial management;
ii. Customer awareness and education ? communication campaign; and
iii. Supply and installation of pre-paid metering system.
Component 4: Off-Grid RuralElectrification Program: This Component will support the developmentof off-grid rural electrification programs, including deployment of asolarlighting (picoPV) pilot program targeting public facilities such as: schools, health clinics, and community centers in ruralareas. The objective of this Component will be to provide access to modern energy services to remote parts of South Sudan and toraise awareness and catalyze markets for modern off-grid renewable energy solutions such as: solar portable lanterns and solar home systems. The programwill build on findings from the supply chain study for solar lighting products in South Sudan that was completed in July 2013 as well as experiences from similar programscarried out in other Sub-Saharan African countries under the Lighting Africa Program.
Procurable items under Component 4include:
i. Electrification of public institutions (schools, clinics, communitycenters, etc) ? supply and install solar equipment;
ii. Consulting services: support for design and development of pilot programs for ruralelectrification;
iii. Public awareness.
The procurement of goods and non-consultancy services will be conducted through the procedures asspecified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (January 2011), and is open to alleligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance withthe World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's internationalcompetitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, inUN Development Business, dgMarket, the World Bank'sexternal website andin Citizen (local newspaper) & East African(regional newspaper) in South Sudan.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included in the mailinglist to receive invitations to bid under ICBprocedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest forconsultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below:
Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources
Project Management Unit
Energy Sector Technical Assistance Project
Attn: Eng. Tom Remis, Project Coordinator
Juba, South Sudan
Tel: +211 956 807 850