Afghanistan seeks consultants for emergency power rehab

The government of Afghanistan invites expressions of interest from consultants to help implement a Second Emergency Power Rehabilitation Project. Responses are due May 18.

The government has applied for World Bank funding for the latest consultancy services. Objectives are to provide technical, engineering, financial, and managerial support to the Ministry of Energy and Water.

Previous World Bank-funded emergency power rehabilitation has included hydropower work, including refurbishment planned for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project. The ministry recently awarded a US$1 million consulting contract under the emergency program to Decon Deutsche Energie-Consult Ingenieugesselschaft MbH of Germany.

In the latest solicitation, the ministry seeks consultancy services from continuous, full-time, on-site professional experts for core staff positions in its Program Implementation Support Unit. International consultants are to have expertise in electrical and electro-mechanical engineering involving generation, distribution, and transmission. Other requested expertise includes procurement, financial management, information technology, and environmental safeguard policies related to the power sector.

Consultants are invited to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to the address below by 2 p.m. May 18. For information, contact ARDS/PU, Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services, Procurement Unit, Ministry of Economy Building, 5th and 6th Floors, Malik Asghar Square, Kabul, Afghanistan; (93) 799-482798, 799-300051; E-mail: ards.procurement@ards.org.af, cc: wali.walyar@ards.org.af, vk.garg@ards.org.af, axel.werner@free.fr.

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