Consultants sought to assess Philippines, Vietnam energy

The United States Trade and Development Agency (TDA) seeks consultants to study funding opportunities for energy projects, including hydropower, in the Philippines and Vietnam. Responses are due November 6.

TDA seeks U.S.-based consultants to carry out a definitional mission for an estimated cost not to exceed US$85,000. The mission is to provide TDA recommendations on activities that TDA might support that would help the Philippines and Vietnam meet their energy needs and open commercial opportunities for U.S. firms.

TDA listed prospective energy projects in the Philippines that might be supported by TDA funds. Among those it listed plans by Alto Power Management Corp. and Negros Occidental Province in Mindanao to develop a 200-MW coal-fired plant and a 24-MW hydropower project.

The agency added that Vietnam has indicated it plans to develop 22 hydroelectric projects among its energy development options.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the U.S. government’s Federal Business Opportunities Internet site under

Technical proposals of no more than 25 pages outlining technical/financial expertise and a definitional mission strategy, plus a business/cost proposal, are due by noon Eastern time November 6 to TDA by e-mail at Submissions by fax will not be accepted. Bidders must register in the U.S. Central Contractor Registration on the Internet at

For information, contact Tyrone Johnson, Administrative Assistant, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Contracts Office, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901 USA; (1) 703-875-4357; E-mail:; Internet:

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