Gambia Electricity Support Project - P152659
NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY | Published September 7, 2016 - Deadline September 8, 2016
Recruitment Of Service Contractor For Gesp
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Electricity Support Project(GESP)
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA/5787-GM
Assignment Title: ServiceContractorfor GESP
Reference No. (As per Procurement Plan):GESP/SERVICES/C3/02
Republic of theGambia has received financing from the World Bank toward the costof the Electricity Support Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consultingservices (“the Services”) include providing assistance toNational Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) in thefollowing main areas:
Organizational improvement, including conducting comprehensiveorganizational audit of NAWEC; proposing and implementing adjustments for resource alloca tions, procedures, or structure;conducting pre-feasibility study for Integrated Management System (IMS); developing HR policies andmanual; assessment of capacitygaps and setup of the staff training curriculum.Advice for improving commercial performance, includingpreparing and implementing a commercial improvement strategy; preparing for services unbundling by s eparating electricity, water,and sewerage commercial accounts; integrating of billing and customer relations management (CRM) syste ms; establishing a customerservice center in accordance with best international practices; advising on best usage of the data obtai ned by smart meters,including implementing of information system for storing and processing meters’ data; organizing an effec tive inspectiondepartment for fraud and tampering prevention within Revenue protection department.Improving fin ancialperformance, including preparing and implementing a financial improvement strategy; analyzing and proposing efficien cymeasures within the company to minimize costs; and improving financial reporting.Demand side and reactive power management, including conducting an audit of large consumers; partnering with large consumers to facilitate strategicreductions in consumption; conducting study of reactive power management in NAWEC; advising NAWEC on including reactive power into tta reiff calculations.Improving technical performance, including conducting study of generation costsand oposing their optimization; analyzing and implementing improvements in O&M activities and costs both for generation andT&D;analyzing technical losses and implementing measures for their reduction; developing a description of NAWEC’s“physical ” generation and T&D operations; analyzing NAWEC plans for system expansion and identifying needs incomplementary infrast ructure to avoid “bottlenecks.”Definition and procurement of IntegratedManagement System (IMS), including developing of Terms of Reference/Technical Requirements, including training programfor NAWEC personnel; preparing b idding documents based on the World Bank’s Standard Bidding Document; conducting procurementprocess; supervising supply and i nstallation and subsequent technical support by IMS supplier.
It is plannedthat the consulting services will be p rovided during the period of up to 4 years.
National Water and Electricity Companynow invites eligible consulting firms ( “Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants should provide information d emonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to performthe Services. The shortlisting criteria a re:
- The interested consulting firm should have (as single company or jointlyif associated with other companies) at leas t 10 years of experience in each of the areas of (a) power utility financial andorganizational planning and management; (b) generat ion and T&D systems management, analysis, planning/development; (c)demand-side management; (d) definition and overseeing of Int egrated Management Systems procurement and deployment; (e) developingand delivering training for power utility personnel.
-A firm should have successfully implemented (completed) at least 3contracts of similar nature and complexity in the past 7 years in developing countries.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9of the World Bank’s Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers(2011, revised2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict ofinterest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enh ance theirqualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the [Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS)]methodset out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, orby e-mail) by [Thursday 8th September 2016].
The Managing Director
National Water and Electricity Compaa by
Attn: Demba Jallow – Project Coordinator
53 Mamadi Maniyang Highway
P.O.Box 609, Banjul
Tel: +220 4376607 / 4376608
Fax: +220 4375990
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