Uganda seeks design, supervision of 250-MW Karuma

Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development seeks bids for detailed design and construction supervision of the 250-MW Karuma hydroelectric project on the Nile River. Bids are due January 5, 2009.

The government said it has allocated funds for development of Karuma. State-run New Vision reported in June that Finance Minister Ezra Suruma said 215.6 billion shillings (US$138.2 million), carried forward in the energy fund from the 2007-2008 fiscal year, would be used for development of Karuma. (HNN 6/17/08)

The ministry seeks bids from consultants to prepare detailed design based on feasibility studies previously carried out by the government. Consultants also are to supervise construction works, equipment installation, and plant commissioning. Bidders are to submit both technical and financial proposals.

Bid documents in English may be obtained from the first address below on payment of 150,000 shillings (US$75.75) to Diamond Trust Bank, Kampala, using Bank Payment Advice Forms from the ministry’s Cash Office, Room A113. Documents then may be obtained from the first address below on presentation of a Cash Office General Receipt.

Bids labeled with the second address below must be delivered to the first address below by 10 a.m. January 5, 2009.

For information, contact:
o Procurement and Disposal Unit, 1st Floor, Room C109, Amber House, Plot 29/33, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda;
o Permanent Secretary, Attn.: Head Procurement and Disposal Unit, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, P.O. Box, 7270, Kampala, Uganda; E-mail:

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