On Monday, Mozambique’s Southern Region Water Administration (ARA-SUL), issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for public-private partnership, feasibility, financing strategy and transaction facilitation for the “Building Climate Resilience in the Limpopo Basin” project.
The Government of Mozambique has been granted funding from the African Water Facility, managed by the African Development Bank, to be used toward the cost of the Climate Resilience project.
The Building Climate Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Project is comprised of the following main components:
- Pre-feasibility assessment of different climate resilience infrastructure options and decision making
- Feasibility study of the preferred options
- Environmental and social impact assessments of the preferred infrastructure options
- Irrigation development studies (v) PPP feasibility, financing strategy, and transaction facilitation for the preferred options; and (vi) project management communication, consultation and monitoring of the project.
ARA-SUL said in the notice that the required service under this EoI is for Component V “PPP feasibility, financing strategy, and transaction facilitation.” The main objective of this assignment will be to provide the Government of Mozambique with the necessary advice and expertise on how to design, source, and structure the most suitable financing and transaction mechanisms for this project.
This assignment will prepare and promote a financing strategy that includes the complex transaction advisory needs for the potential development and operation of the Mapai Dam, in addition to other investment options identified through the pre-feasibility process to improve the climate resilience of the Limpopo Basin in Mozambique, ARA-SUL expressed.
For instance, the dam will entail several income generating investment opportunities through “investment packages” that may be suitable PPP arrangements. The investment packages that are likely to be best suited for PPP are a hydropower scheme, irrigation development, and secondary economic benefits such as fisheries and tourism.
Interested bidders must supply valid documentation proving their qualifications to carry out the work specified above. Consultants must provide brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.
Consultants may apply individually or as a joint venture.
Interested consultants may obtain further information during office hours 07:30am to 03:30pm at the address below: Southern Region Water Administration (ARA–‐Sul), Samora Machel Avenue, nº 30, 6º floor, UGEA Office
Mozambique, Expressions of interest must be delivered to the same address below by February 8th, 2016 at 2:00pm and mention “PPP Feasibility, Financing Strategy, and Transaction Facilitation”.
ARA-SUL has stressed that consultants should submit a hard copy as well as they are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with their internet system.