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Zambia: ZESCO seeks to improve transmission lines

The government of Zambia has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for transmission lines and substations.

ZESCO now invites sealed bids from qualified bidders for the procurement of transmission lines and substations.

The bidding, evaluation and contract award will be on the basis of individual Lots:

Lot 1: 132kV overhead lines (LS MFEZ -WATERWORKS, Leopards Hill Roma, Lusaka West Industrial and Industrial Coventry)

Lot 2: 132kV substations (132/33/11kV Roma substation, 330/132/88kV Leopards Hill substation, 330/132/33kV Lusaka West substation and 132/33/11kV Industrial substation).

Bidding will be conducted through international competitive bidding procedures indicated in the World Bank’s guidelines: procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits January 2011, revised July 2014 edition, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines.

ZESCO tender information

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the address below from 08:00am to 12:30pm and from 14:00pm to 16:30pm.

Qualification requirements for each lot include but are not limited to the following:

Description Lo1 Lot 2
Average Annual Construction Turnover $25.2 million or equivalent $45.0 million or equivalent
Minimum Liquidity or Cash Flow $6 million $12.6 million
Specific experience Two contracts each of minimum $9 million in the last 5 years Two contracts each of minimum $19 million in the last five years

Full details on qualification and evaluation requirements are provided in the bidding document.

A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K1,000.00 ($101) or its equivalent in any freely convertible currency.

The method of payment will be bank (managers) cheque issued by are recognised commercial bank acceptable to the purchaser, or direct deposit or transfer of funds into the purchaser’s bank account with evidence of such deposit as follows:

Bank name:                                             Indo-Zambia Bank Limited

Address:                                                 Plot NO. 6907, P.O. BOX 35411, Cairo Road, Lusaka, Zambia

Account name:                                    ZESCO LTD, Corporate Head Office

ACCOUNT NUMBER:                             0010028252005

Branch:                                                    Lusaka main

Swift code:                                            Inzazmlx

The bidding documents will be collected from the office of the Senior Manager Procurement at ZESCO Head Office at the address given below.

For international bidders, bid documents may be purchased by paying the above stated amount in any freely convertible currency and an additional amount equivalent to $150.00 to cover courier services.

Tender submissions

The bids should be appropriately bound, sealed and boldly labelled and deposited at the address below at or before 10:30am on Friday 23rd December 2016.

All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of at least 2% if issued by a bank or 3% if issued by an insurance firm (bid bond) of the bid amount on the bid submission form.

Bid security, at the bidder’s option may be in the form of either a letter of credit, or a bank guarantee from a banking institution, or a bond issued by a surety.

A pre-bid meeting will be held on 24th November 2016 as stated in the bid data sheet, Section II of the bidding document.  Site visits will be held over a period of two days, 24th and 25th November 2016.

The address referred to above is as follows:

ZESCO Limited

Tender Box located at Procurement Offices, RCC Building Adjacent to ZESCO Filling Station

Stand Number 6949

Great East Road

P.O. Box 33304

10101, Lusaka, Zambia

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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.