September 29, 2016



Tanzania Electric Supply Co. Ltd
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Financing Agreement Ref: 221001502846         Financing Agreement Ref: AFD (2100150032845 
                                                                                                                                      JICA (TA-P3)
Project ID No: AFD (P-Z1-FAO086)                                                 Project ID No: AFD (P-Z1-FAO-052
                                                                                                                                      JICA (TA-P3)                                                                                                          

Under Tender No. PA/001/2016-17/HQ/C/15
 Provision of Consultancy Services for
Feasibility study for 220kV Transmission Line from Menengai (Rongai) in Kenya to Mwanza -Tanzania via Kilgoris (KTPIP)
The Government of United Republic of Tanzania (GoT) has received financing from the African Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the Kenya – Tanzania Power Interconnector Project (KTPIP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Feasibility study for 220kV Transmission Line from Menengai (Rongai) in Kenya to Mwanza -Tanzania via Kilgoris

Background of the Project
The Governments of Tanzania and Governments of Kenya wish to build a power line to interconnect their power systems through Menengai (Rongai) via Kilgoris to Mwanza Tanzania. The project allows the countries to exchange power within the Eastern Africa Power Pool. The power interconnection is a win-win solution for both Kenya and Tanzania. The transmission line projects will also extend grid coverage which will enhance more access to electricity.
KENTRACO and TANESCO therefore wish to procure consultancy services to render the following: Feasibility study for 220kV Transmission Line from Menengai (Rongai) in Kenya to Mwanza -Tanzania via Kilgoris through selective tendering procurement process. The purpose of this assignment is to provide KENTRACO and TANESCO with advisory services (technical, legal and financial) and supervisory services for implementation of a Transmission line under EPC arrangement.

The scope of the consultancy services shall include all steps necessary to achieve the following tasks:

  1. Site selection/screening and due diligence.
  2. Feasibility Study and Proposed Transaction Structure
  3. Financial closure of the Project,
  4. Procurement of EPC contractor to construct the transmission line,
  5. Capacity Building for KETRACO and TANESCO

The Project is planned to be implemented in 12 months from the contract commencement date.

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) Ltd and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) Ltd now invite eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services.
 Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, company profile and financial status, etc.).

Competence and Experience
·         General Experience of Consultant in Power System Projects not less than Ten (10) years,
·         Technical and Managerial Organization of the Firm
·         Experience of the Consultant in sub-Saharan Africa

Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Joint ventures with local consultants in Kenya or Tanzania will give added advantage.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” dated May 2008 Edition, revised July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website at A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the above indicated Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants. Borrowers are under no obligation to shortlist any consultant who expresses interest.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the addresses below during office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. East Africa Local Time:
Attn: Mr. Khalid R. James
Joint Project Coordinator (JPC)
Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project Office 
TANESCO HQ-Ubungo Plaza Building, Ubungo-Morogoro Road, 1st Floor,
P.O. Box 9024 Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA,

Tel: +255 736 50 16 49  

Attn: Mr. Brian Muchilwa,
Country Project Manager (Kenya),
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
2nd Floor, Capitol Hill Square,
Chyulu Road, Upper Hill,
P.O Box 34942 – 00100,
Nairobi, KENYA.
Tel: +254 20 4956273

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 17th October, 2016 at or before 10:00 a.m.East Africa Local Time and mention Expressions of Interest for Provision of Consultancy Services for Feasibility study for 220kV Transmission Line from Menengai (Rongai) in Kenya to Mwanza -Tanzania via Kilgoris under Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project (KTPIP)

Procurement Management Unit (PMU)-Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd,
Attn. Jasson Katule -Secretary, TANESCO Tender Board,
UMEME Park Building, Ubungo-Morogoro Road,
Ground Floor, Room No.G.15,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Managing Director                                                              Managing Director
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd        Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd
                        (KETRACO)                                                                  (TANESCO)

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