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The University of Ghana explores clean power projects

The deadline for this tender is 14 September 2018

The University of Ghana is seeking viable solutions to introduce additional electric power supply options such as renewables to drive down the cost of energy for the University.

The University is interested in green and clean options that are reliable and affordable where they intend to partner with interested local and international private investors with expertise in renewable energy to supply up to 40% of its current power needs.

This is in line with the government of Ghana’s agenda to promote the inclusion of renewable energy in the power delivery system.

This initiative would support Sustainable Development Goal 7, which seeks to increase access to affordable and clean energy generated by renewable sources.

Request for expressions of interest

This Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) is outlined according to the energy mix and the energy conservation measures the University intends to adopt as projects.

Interested investors may express interest in one project or multiple projects.

Interested firms shall be required to provide various project development and financing options including a Build, Own and Operate (BOO), Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) and Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) arrangements.

The project which is subdivided into two lots would require interested parties to design, develop and build solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the University of Ghana. These systems should provide up to 2MW of grid-tied solar energy.

Project 1

Lot 1: Solar farm: The University of Ghana will provide land for the
development of a solar farm to supply 1MW of power.

Lot 2: Roof-top solar: Roof tops and carparks of existing structures would be available for the supply of up to 1MW of power.

Project 2

This project will require interested parties to supply the University of Ghana with up to 100 kW of electrical power from a biogas plant.

Project 3

This project will require interested parties to:
a. Install power saver technologies that would reduce consumption of energy by devices at the University’s Academic and Administration Facilities.
b. Replace non-LED lamps with LED lamps at the University’s Academic and administration facilities and halls of residence.
c. Introduce motion sensors in public access areas such as walkways,
washrooms and lecture halls.

Project 4

Interested parties are required to:
a. Replace existing non-LED street lamps with LED lamps for selected streets.
b. Install solar LED street lights on selected streets.
c. Replace existing faulty street light electrical cabling

General requirements

Eligible operators must submit Expressions of Interest indicating the following:
• Company profile with an organisational chart listing Board of Directors and beneficial ownership
• Show a relevant track record of at least three previous assignments of similar nature and complexity undertaken within the last ten years.
• A brief on the vision of the Operator for delivering the objectives of the particular project.
• Demonstration of financial/ technical personnel capable of the Operator as well as the management skills to maintain the systems.

For more information about this EOI please contact Procurement Unit, Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate Yard, University of Ghana, next to the fire station, Legon, Accra.

Email: aaadjei@ug.edu.gh

Tel: +233-543 065 223, +233-208 135 979,+233-544 347 97


Expressions of Interest must also include copies of the following documents for local firms or its equivalence for international firms.

  • Business Registration Documents including Certificates
  • Valid Tax Clearance Certificate
  • VAT/GRA Certificate
  • Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate
  • Two most recent audited annual financial statements or accounts
  • Board Resolution giving approval for the firm or entity to undertake the project and authorizing an officer to represent the firm
  • Business Operating Permits
  • Any applicable regulatory licenses or permits

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.