The International Finance Cooperation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, intends on funding the Scaling Solar Zambia Round 2 project.
The IFC is looking to acquire the services of a technical, environmental and social consulting firm to undertake the following scope of work that has been broken into four phases:
Phase 1: Conduct detailed site studies (topographic, geological, geotechnical, seismic, hydrological, solar resource, E&S scoping report etc) to prepare the technical and E&S material required to tender the proposed sites. now requires a technical, environmental and social consultant for the project.
Phase 2; 3;4: Conduct detailed grid integration studies for all sites. Provide support to the tender process (i.e. prequalification evaluation, developing technical / E&S content for the RfP, bid evaluation, negotiation support).
Lastly, provide capacity building support to ZESCO on the integration of solar PV capacity in the Zambian grid.
Please note that the involvement of a local partner is strongly recommended for the E&S aspects of the assignment.
Tender information for IFC solar project
The World Bank Group now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the specified services.
Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by including brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals.
Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
Submission of expressions of interest
Interested firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Expressions of interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 (https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html).
Following this invitation for the expression of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding.
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