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Transmission Company of Nigeria to construct power lines

The federal government of Nigeria has obtained a loan from the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) to expand the power infrastructure in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) through the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

TCN plans to apply a portion of the loan to eligible payments under the contracts and further intends to pre-qualify Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for the following contracts under this project:

ICB No.: TCN/AFD/EPC-TL 001: Design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of HV Transmission lines

Lot 1: – Construction of about 143km of new 330kV double circuit line from Lafia 330kV Substation (new) to the proposed New Apo (Pigba) 330/132/33kV Substation.

Lot 2:- Construction of about 81 km of new 132kV double circuit lines, including:

  1. Construction of about 11km of new 132kV double circuit line from new Apo (Pigba) 330/132/33kV substation to Old Apo 132/33kV substation.
  2. Construction of 42km of new 132kV double circuit line from New Apo 330/132/33kV substation to the proposed Kuje 132/33kV substation.
  3. Construction of 29km of new 132kV double circuit line from the proposed Kuje 132/33kV Substation to West Main (Lugbe) 330/132/33V substation.
  4. ICB No.: TCN/AFD/EPC-SS 001: Design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of 330/132/33kV substations.

Lot 3: Construction of 2No. 150MVA, 330/132/33kV substation at New Apo (Pigba) equipped with 2X330kV line bays, 3No. 60MVA 132/33kV transformers including 6 X 132kV line bays with 3 X 132kV line bays extension at Old Apo 132kV Substation and 2x 330kV line bays extension at Lafia.

Lot 4: Construction of complete new 2No. 150MVA, 330/132/33kV AIS substation at West Main (Lugbe) to be equipped with 2 x 330kV line bays, and 3No. 60MVA, 132/33kV Transformers with 132kV outdoor GIS Switchgear including 4X132kV line bays and 33kV indoor metal clad switchgears.

Lot 5: (a) Construction of complete new 3No. 60MVA, 132/33kV substation at Kuje including 4 x 132kV line bays.

(b) Construction of complete new 2No. 60MVA, 132/33kV Substation at Wumba / Lokogoma, to be equipped with 2 X 132kV line bays including laying of 2 x 5km underground 132kV XLPE Cable, from New Apo to Wumba/Lokogoma

Lot 6: Construction of complete new 2No x 60MVA, 132/33kV GIS substation at Gwarimpa including laying of 4x1km 132kV underground XPLE cable and termination of same on the existing 132KV DC Katampe – Suleja Transmission line

International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with AFD two-stage bidding.

Pre-qualification criteria

Firms that cannot meet the following key qualifications requirements are not encouraged to participate in the pre-qualification process.

Minimum average annual turnover of:

  • Lot 1: $150 million
  • Lot 2: $70 million
  • Lot 3: $90 million
  • Lot 4: $90 million
  • Lot 5: $90 million
  • Lot 6: $80 million calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress and/or completed within the last 5 year, divided by 5 (number of years)

 Financial resources

The applicant shall demonstrate that they have access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as:

  • Lot 1: $5 million
  • Lot 2: $3 million
  • Lot 3: $4 million
  • Lot 4: $3 million
  • Lot 5: $4 million
  • Lot 6: $3 million

Specific experience

Participation as a prime contractor, joint venture member, management contractor or subcontractor in four similar contracts, with at least two contracts each valued at:

  • Lot 1: $70 million
  • Lot 2: $35 million
  • Lots 3, 4 and 5: $45 million
  • Lot 6: $40 million

It is required that two of the four contracts should be outside the bidders’ home base with at least one in Africa.

Purchase of the pre-qualification documents

Eligible applicants may obtain the pre-qualification documents in English after the 6th of March 2017 from 9.00am to 5.00pm week days in Nigerian Time by submission of written application to:

The Project Manager (AFD-PIU),

TCN Project Implementation Unit (PIU) No. 8 Buchanan Crescent,

Wuse II,


The documents are available for a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per LOT payable to the account details below.


Submissions at Transmission Company of Nigeria

Pre-qualification documents (one original and two copies plus one soft copy-flash) in sealed envelope, clearly marked on the top left hand side of the envelope with appropriate lot number and name of bidder, clearly written at the reverse side should be delivered by hand or registered mail to the same address.

The deadline for submission is 4th April 2017 at 12:00 noon.

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Babalwa Bungane
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