UG-Energy for Rural Transformation III - P133312
The Procurement Office ERT III | Published June 1, 2015
General Procurement Notice
Republic of Uganda
Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation III
Project ID No. P133312
The Government of Uganda (GoU) has applied for financing from theInternational Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank in the amount of US$135 million equivalent toward the cost of the Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation III (ERT III). This shall be complemented by Government funding of US$33.20 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds topayments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under the project.
The Project Development Objectiveof Energy for RuralTransformation III Uganda Project is to increase access to electricity in rural areas of Uganda. The project will include the following components:
Component 1: On-grid Energy Access (US$144.6million)
This component covers on-grid investments to be implemented by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
1-1. Grid Extension and Associated Connections (US$99.2 million: US$80 million IDA, US$19.2 millionGoU). This sub-component includes the construction of 21 distribution grid extension projects that span over 1,800 km andassociated connections. These lines have been identified as priority investment for expanding rural access by the Government andwere selected based on the Indicative Rural Electrification Master Plan (IREMP). The project will fund household connections andbasic wiring methods (ready boards) associated with the sub-component to alleviate consumer affordability barriers. Householdconsumers whose connection and internal wiring costs are prefunded by the project will be required to repay, in installments, thefull costsover a period agreed with GoU/REA. The project will not fund last-mile connections for commercial and industrialcustomers.
1-2. Grid Intensification and Associated Connections(US$29.5 million). This sub-component includes short extensions to the medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) network andassociated connections to potential customers who are relatively close to the existing grid. The implementationof the sub-componentwill be through: (i) turnkey contracts for both extensions and connections implemented by REA on behalf of the ServiceProviders(SPs); and (ii) framework contracts between REA and SPs allowing SPs to identify, package, and implement extensions and connectionsin their respective networks.
1-3. Household Connections from Existing Lines (US$10 million). Thissub-component will finance "last-mile" connections and basic low-cost internal wiring for household consumers along the existingdistribution network, not covered under sub-components 1-1 and 1-2. Both sub-components 1-1 and 1-2 will extend theLV network to reach potential customers. This sub-component, in contrast, will finance customerswithin the "no pole connections" distance (i.e. within 35 meters that can be covered by service connection cables) from theexisting network.
1-4. Implementation Support for On-grid Energy Access (US$5.9 million). Thissub-component will support the implementation of on-grid energy access activities. It includes planning, coordination, andimplementation support for REA, construction supervision, consumer sensitization and mobilization, independent verification ofconnections, and capacity development for REA to strengthen its oversight roles in rural electrification. Some of thesupportprovided to REA will also support the initial capacity building needsfor SPs to accelerate access scale-up.
Component 2: Off-grid Energy Access (US$25million:)
This component covers off-grid energy access, including the installation of solar Photovoltaic (PV) systemsfor public institutions in rural areas; business development support; provision of credit facilities to enhance electricity access;and quality standards enforcement support. This component will finance necessary consultancy services, capacity buildingactivities, and operations costs. The componentwill be implemented by several implementing agencies?Ministry of Health (MoH),Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE), Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports (MoESTS), PSFU, and UECCC?under thecoordination of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) within MEMD.
2-1. Institutional Solar PV Systems (US$11million). This sub-component will support provision of solar PV systems forpost-primary schools, health clinics, and water stations in rural growth centers. MoH, MoWE, and MoESTS will be the executingagencies.
2-2. Business Development Support for Rural Access (US$1.5 million).This sub-component includes the following activities: (i) business development support for private contractors, electricians,and wiremen; (ii) promotion of organization and self-regulation among the solar business; and (iii) provision of electricity forisolated areas through pico-hydro schemes. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) will implement thiscomponent and willfacilitate the activities in rural areas to fostercommunity-based schemes to expand access.
2-3. FinancialIntermediation for Rural Access (US$11.5 million:This sub-component will provide credit line and guarantee instruments through Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company Ltd(UECCC) to Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) to facilitate consumer financing needs and working capital for solarbusinesses supporting off-grid access. It also includes technical assistance to strengthen UECCC, the implementing agency of thissub-component. UECCC is expected to provide a solar refinance facility and aworking capital support facility to PFIs foron-lending. The working capital support primarily targets the solar companies providing consumer financing through pay-as-you-go orsimilar arrangements. The consumer refinance primarily targets end users who purchase solar systems oncash-basis. A partial riskguarantee instrument will also be designedto be offered to PFIs to partially cover their credit risk related totheir lending tosolar companies.
2-4. Quality Assurance for Solar Market Development (US$1 million).This sub-component aims to promote quality assurance and awareness of solar products so as to enable the market for affordable,high-quality PV productsin rural areas. Support provided to complement market activities willbe in the form of: (i) publicawareness campaigns to inform consumersof the benefits of solar lighting products and to educate consumers on the characteristicsof good quality products; and (ii) strengtheningof the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and the National QualityAssurance frameworkfor PV systems in order to curtail the inflow of cheap, low quality systems. This sub-component will be implemented by REA incollaboration with the UNBS.
Component 3: Institutional Strengthening and Impacts Monitoring(US$5.6 million) This component will finance technical assistance and capacity development required to accelerate electricityaccess. It will also support the Government to carry out an Impact Monitoring and Evaluation of the ERT-2. Technical assistanceprovided under this component will finance the necessary consultancy services, capacity building activities, and operations costs.This component will be implemented by MEMD, in collaborationwith ERA, and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and EconomicDevelopment (MoFPED).
Procurement of goods, works andconsultancy services underthis project includes, inter alia:
Goods and Non Consultancy Services:
i. Services for Independent Verification Agent under ERT III: Lot 1- Umeme connections, Lot 2 -Connections by other utilities
i. Construction of 33kV grid extensions including LV reticulations in:
1. Kiganda -Mile 16 with tee-offKatabalanga & Kibyamirizi (109km)
2. Ruhumba - Kashwa with tee-offRwebishuri (123km)
3. Wandi-Yumbe-Moyo andOnduparika-Odramachu-Abiria: (345.8km)
4. Kibaale - Kikalu, Namalemba -Nakalama & Namutumba - Mazuba (82km)
5. Kabowa - Lumuli - Budima(Jinja), Busitema - Busia (Busia), (75km)
6. Bukalasi & Mayoka(Bududa), Wanale ? Budwale and environs (Mbale), Nampologoma, Namulo, Bufuja,Manyamye, Butenga and environs (Butaleja) (150km)
7. Kyabadaza - Masankwa, Nyanama,Mpenja - Maseruka, Kiriri - Kasasa, Mpenja - Nsambwe - Kononi - Mamba - Mauki (123km)
8. Nakifuma - Nagojje, Walusibi -Katogo - Mbaliga - Namele & Nakasajja - Kyampisi with tee-off Kasawo - Luwero (71.7km)
9. Mubende - Kyabayanga - Ngangiwith tee-off Kahirimbara, Kibaale - Kikwaya & Karuguza SS, Kibonge, Buronzi, Katete, Nyamarunda, Kitoro & Kabale Pri Sch(134km)
10. Kiyagara ? Bwizi, Biguri ? Ntonwa, Ntara - Bwensamba (87.5km)
11. Mitemula - Nakiyaga - Nkuke - Kyanamukaka withtee-offs Nkule - Ketengesa ,Bukeri - Namirembe & Baale Landing sites, Kyanamukaka - Butamo(125km)
12. Rukoni (Mail 36) - Rwoho - Ngugo - Bugamba andBugangari - Rwenshama with tee-off to Mirama Sub county (110km)
13. Karugutu - Ntoroko including Semiliki Safari Lodge(55km)
14. Ngeta - Ayala - Alito - Ogur - Apala - Aloi - Adwari -Patongo (103km)
15. Dokolo - Agwata HCIII,Aceng - Dokolo - Atur, Dokolo -Apapai - Tiriri & Otuboi - Orungo- Acuna (111km)
16. Kagongo - Rweshuri with tee-off Kigalama & Nyansimbo - Rwenkoobwa(53.7km)
ii. Construction of various 33kV gridintensification/densification schemes including LV reticulations in all ServiceTerritories (STs)
iii. Procurement of works for supply, installation and maintenance of solar energy packages for 100Post Primary Education Institutions
iv. Procurement of works for supply, installation andmaintenance of solar energy packages for 276 Health centres in 23 Districts
v. Procurement of works for supply, installation and maintenance ofEnergy Packages for Water SupplySchemes in Small Towns and Rural Growth Centres (15 schemes)
i. Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of the above grid extensions
ii. Contract for consultancy services for Supervision of installation ofEnergy Packages for post Primary Education Institutions
iii. Procurement of consultancy services for constructions supervision of 15 ERT III water supply solar/grid powered energypackages in small towns and rural growth centres.
iv. Review of Geothermal Information and Recommendations for an Exploration Strategy for Uganda
v. Review of the existing legal and regulatory regime and recommendations on institutional development and an appropriatelegal/regulatory framework
vi. Design and Construction Guidelines for Distribution Infrastructure
vii. Enhancement of Regulation for ElectricalInstallations
viii. Cost of Electricity Service Study
ix. Consumer Affordability Study
x. Services for review, quality assurance checks and construction supervision of the various 33kV gridintensification/densification schemes including LV reticulations in allSTs
xi. Frameworkagreement fordesign and project management of densification schemes in Umeme ST
xii. Services for UNBS PV lab pre-accreditation assessment
xiii. Services for accreditation and assessment of UNBS PV lab
xiv. Servicesofconsultant to develop and roll out consumer education, awareness and marketing strategy of the solar PV programme
xv. Services for PV consumer satisfactionsurvey
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Prequalification ofcontractors will not be required.
Requests for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services are expected to start in May 2015.
Invitations to bid are expected to start in September 2015.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to beincluded on the mailing list to receive invitations to bid under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive acopy of advertisement requesting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts, or those requiring additional information,should contact the addresses below:-
For Component 1 implemented by REA
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For Components 2 and 3 implemented by Ministries,
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