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Zambia: ZESCO seeks to erect transmission overhead 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. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit will be applied to payments under the contract for transmission lines and substations.

ZESCO now invites sealed bids from qualified bidders for the procurement of 132kV transmission overhead lines from Roma to Lusaka West and construction and installation of Avondale substation with switching stations.

ZESCO tender information

Bidding, evaluation and contract award will be on the basis of individual lots. The lots are as provided below:

Lot 1 – 132kV Overhead lines from Roma to Lusaka West

Lot 2 – 132/33/11kV Avondale substation and switching stations

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.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 08:00 to 12:30 hours and from 14:00 to 16:30 hours.

A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $113 or its equivalent in any freely convertible currency.

The method of payment will be Bank (Managers) Cheque issued by a 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.


The Bids should be appropriately bound, sealed and bold labelled and deposited at the address below at or before 10:30 hours on Friday 18 August 2017. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.

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.

The address referred to above is:

For Inspection, Clarifications and Purchase of Bidding Documents ZESCO Limited

Attention: Brian C. Kambole, Senior Manager – Procurement

Procurement Building, RCC Building Adjacent to Filling

Station Stand Number 6949 Great East Road

P O Box 33304 10101, Lusaka


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Babalwa Bungane
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