Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan extend dates for small hydro consultants

The governments of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have extended the deadlines for expressions of interest from consultants to help implement small and medium-sized hydropower development programs in their respective countries. Responses to separate solicitations now are due January 30.

Previous deadlines were January 16 and January 18. (HNN 1/9/09) Energy ministries of both countries seek consultants to be funded by financial support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The maximum budget in each country is 800,000 euros (US$1 million).

Consultants for each country are to conduct a baseline assessment of hydro resources; review existing support mechanisms and regulation; elaborate a hydro development plan; conduct feasibility, environmental, and social impact assessments of at least four pilot projects; propose a financing framework; and provide concession tender assistance.

Kyrgyzstan: Strategic planning for small, medium hydro

Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources invites expressions of interest by 5 p.m. January 30 for technical assistance to develop its small and medium-scale hydropower potential. A short list of firms is to be developed for invitation to bid.

Expressions of interest are not to exceed 20 pages, excluding resumes, and are to be accompanied by a completed contact sheet in a format from the EBRD Internet site at www.ebrd.com/oppor/procure/opps/contact_sheet.doc. They are to be in English with a Russian translation and labeled “Expression of Interest for Strategic Planning for Small and Medium Sized Hydropower Development.”

A paper copy and a separate e-mail copy of expressions of interest are to be submitted to Azamat Omorov, Lead Energy Specialist, Department of Electricity Generation and Distribution, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; E-mail: aomorov@mail.ru.

Copies in English and Russian also are to be submitted by e-mail to Cyril Korsak, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, United Kingdom; (44) 20-73386467; E-mail: korsakc@ebrd.com.

Tajikistan: Small hydro projects for private sector participation

Tajikistan’s Ministry of Energy and Industry invites expressions of interest by 5 p.m. January 30 for technical assistance to develop its small hydropower potential. A short list of firms is to be developed for invitation to bid.

Expressions of interest are not to exceed 20 pages, excluding resumes. They are to be in English with a Russian translation and labeled “Tajikistan: Preparing Small-scale Hydropower Projects for Private Sector Participation.”

A paper copy and a separate e-mail copy of expressions of interest are to be submitted to Pulod Muhiddinov, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Industry, 22 Rudaki Ave., Dushanbe, Tajkikstan 734012; (992) 37-2218730; Fax: (992) 37-2218889; E-mail: saifullo_a@rambler.ru.

Copies in English and Russian also are to be submitted by e-mail to Cyril Korsak, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, United Kingdom; (44) 20-73386467; E-mail: korsakc@ebrd.com.

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