Consultancy Service To Develop Wheeling Agreement
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WHEELING AGREEMENT
EASTERNELECTRICITY HIGHWAY PROJECT
CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR DEVELOPMENT OFWHEELING AGREEMENT
Credit No. 5148-KE
Project ID No. P126579
The Government of Kenya (GoK) has receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Eastern Electricity Highway project, whichinvolves construction of Ethiopia-Kenya 500kV HVDC transmission linethat will interconnect the electricity grids of Ethiopia and Kenya inorder to conduct crossborder power trade. The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), is implementing the Kenyan part of theproject. . The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited (KPLC) and the Ethiopian Electric Power have a powerpurchase agreement for power trade, which will be wheeled through the Ethiopia- Kenya 500kV HVDC transmissionline. KETRACO intends toapply part of the proceeds forconsultant services. The consultancy services include the development of a wheeling agreement and determination of wheelingcharge/tariff between KETRACO and KPLC for theEthiopia?Kenya transmission line.
Objective of theAssignment
The objective of this assignment is to develop a wheeling agreement betweenKETRACO and KPLC providing the arrangements under which power purchased by KPLC in Ethiopia will be transported through theEthiopia-Kenya transmission line. This will include preparation ofpower wheeling agreement, assisting KETRACO in negotiations of thewheeling agreement with KPLC and developing the wheeling tariff/charge model for Ethiopia-Kenya transmissionline and determine the applicable wheeling charge for the KETRACO-KPLC wheeling agreement considering the allowable costs.
This request for Expression of Interest seeks to identify and shortlist aconsultant firm that will be invited tosubmit a detailed bid to carry out the above assignment.
KETRACO now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing theservices. Interested consultants/firms MUSTprovide informationindicating that they are qualified and have relevant competence and experience to perform the required service. Consultants mayassociate to enhance their qualifications and experience. To be eligible the consultants/firms must meet the following minimumcriteria:
1. Provide detailed background and structure of the consultant firm/consortium including relevantstatutory legislation and incorporation/ registration documents, physical address and correspondence details and the lead firmwhere applicable;
2. Demonstrate adequate experience in drafting and negotiations of at least three (3) wheeling agreements, which weresuccessfully completed including formulation of wheeling chargecharges/tariffs during the last ten (10)years;
3. Audited financial statements, annual reports and/or other relevant financial data in relationto the consulting firm(s) for the last 5 years.
The assignment is planned to be completed by Mid-October2015.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures setout in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultantsby World Bank Borrowers (current edition).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the addressbelow during office hours [0800 to 1600 hours].
Ag. Chief Manager, Corporate Services
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited
2nd Floor, Capitol Hill Square
Chyulu Road, Upper Hill
P.O Box 34942 ? 00100
Interested bidders are required to submit one (1) original and three (3) copies ofexpression of interest in English and in plain sealed envelopes, marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICE TODEVELOPWHEELING AGREEMENT" and the Request for Expression of Interest reference number"KETRACO/PT/008/2015".
Expressions ofinterest must be deliveredto the address below by 8th May 2015 at10.00 am:
The Company Secretary & Chief Manager LegalServices
Kenya Electricity Transmission CompanyLimited
2nd Floor, Capitol Hill Square, Chyulu Road, UpperHill
P.O Box 34942 ? 00100
Tel. +254 20 4956000
Web site: www.ketraco.co.ke