Liberia seeks study of rehab, expansion of 64-MW Mount Coffee

The government of Liberia seeks expressions of interest from U.S. firms to conduct a technical and economic feasibility study of the reconstruction and expansion of Liberia’s 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project. Responses are due May 18.

With a US$400,000 grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), the government seeks an adviser to study refurbishing and expanding Mount Coffee, which was destroyed during a period of war and civil unrest. (HNN 2/27/07) Work is to include study of expanding Mount Coffee to 100 MW to support all electricity demands of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, and fill a critical gap in electricity sector planning.

The feasibility study is to include a review of available data and development of a work plan, a site review and drafting of preliminary designs, identification of technology and systems requirements, development of project cost estimates, an economic and financial assessment, a financing blue print, preliminary environmental assessment, and a final report.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid for the work. However, the contractor may use Liberian subcontractors for up to 20 percent of the TDA grant amount.

A copy of the request for proposals with terms of reference and a background definitional mission may be obtained from U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901 USA. The RFP may be requested in pdf form on the Internet at https://www.ustda.gov/USTDA/FedBizOpps/RFP/rfpform.asp. Requests for a copy by mail may be sent by fax to the TDA Information Resource Center at (1) 703-875-4009. TDA warned that some firms have found that return mail delivery has not been fast enough for an adequate response and that a delivery service or courier might be appropriate.

Proposals, in English, are due by 4 p.m. May 18 to Dunstan L.D. Macauley, Project Manager and Consultant, Liberia Electricity Corp., P.O. Box 10, 165, Waterside, 1000, Monrovia 10 Liberia; (231) 7-7710577; E-mail: lecliberia@yahoo.com, stanmac54@yahoo.com.

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