Tanzania seeks consultants for program including 8-MW Malagarasi

Tanzania invites expressions of interest from environmental and resettlement specialists for an economic growth program that includes construction of the 8-MW Malagarasi hydroelectric project on the Malagarasi River. Responses to two solicitations are due May 25.

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) awarded a US$698 million grant to Tanzania to fund improvements to roads, power, and water supply, including the Malagarasi project. Tanzania set up a special entity to carry out the work, MCA-Tanzania.

The government of Tanzania awarded a contract in November to ESBI Engineering and Facility Management Ltd. of Ireland to provide engineering and construction supervision of construction of Malagarasi as well as transmission and distribution work, (HNN 11/11/08)

In the current solicitations, MCA-Tanzania invites expressions of interest from individual consultants:
o Environmental Specialist MCAT/COM0016: To provide technical support and expertise in environmental impact assessments and training of environmental specialists;
o Resettlement Specialist MCAT/COM/0017: To provide technical support and expertise in review of resettlement plans, training of staff, and related resettlement issues.

MCA-Tanzania invites consultants to submit resumes to the MCA Procurement Agent at the e-mail addresses below by 9 a.m. May 25. For information, contact Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania, Room 401, Development House, Kivukoni Front/Ohio Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; E-mail: keith.treviss@crownagents.co.tz, mngaida@mca-t.go.tz; Internet: www.mca-t.go.tz.

Construction tendering seen for 8-MW Malagarasi

MCA-Tanzania indicated procurement under the program is under way through August at an estimated total cost of US$580 million.

Included in that work is design/build construction of the Malagarasi hydro project and related transmission and distribution systems, as well as an access road. Also included are consultancy contracts for data gathering in the water sector and in the energy sector.

Firms that want to be placed on a mailing list to receive invitations to bid on the work are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania, Procurement Director, Development House, Kivukoni Front/Ohio Street, P.O. Box 8327, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Fax: (255) 22-2124644; E-mail: mngaida@mca-t.go.tz; Internet: www.mca-t.go.tz.

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