Contractor call extended for Afghanistan, including dams, hydro

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended its call for proposals from contractors to perform energy and water resource work in Afghanistan, including possible work on hydropower and multi-purpose reservoirs. Responses now are due March 13.

USAID previously said it would take proposals by February 27. The agency took bids in 2008 for rehabilitation of the 11.55-MW Darunta hydroelectric project on Afghanistan’s Kabul River.

USAID anticipates issuing five multiple-award indefinite-quantity contracts with a performance period of five years. Two are expected to be reserved for Afghan firms. The maximum sum of all task orders is not to exceed US$750 million.

The contractors are to provide a broad range of energy and water sector services to support Afghanistan’s economic, social, and political development by providing secure, reliable, and affordable energy, water, and sanitation. Among potential work are hydropower generation, integrated water resources management, watershed planning, design and construction of small irrigation dams, and design and construction of large signature multi-purpose reservoirs.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. RFP306110015 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due to the address below by 3 p.m., Kabul time, March 13 to Office of Acquisition and Assistance, USAID/Afghanistan, American Embassy, Great Massoud Road, Kabul, Afghanistan. For information, contact Contracting Office Alvera Reichert and Senior Acquisition and Technical Assistance Adviser A.E. Sanderson by e-mail at,,

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