DR Congo seeks procurement, financial experts for Inga hydroelectric complex, other projects

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo 1/7/13 — The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from international consultants to serve procurement expert and financial expert for electricity utility projects including development of the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River. Responses to separate solicitations are due January 21.

The DRC recruited consultants in December to serve on panels to study development of the Inga complex and transmission lines to deliver its power.

The 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 hydroelectric projects currently produce a total of only 500 MW and are undergoing refurbishment. Additionally, the proposed 4,300-MW Inga 3 project is considered a step toward development of a 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex.

The DRC’s utility, Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL) now invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as international expert in procurement to provide technical support to SNEL for coordination of projects. The selected consultant must have experience in areas including procurement for hydroelectric plants, power lines, and electricity networks.

Expressions of interest, in French and labeled “AMI/400/PMEDE/BCECO/DPM/HMS/2012/SC – Recrutement d’un Expert International en Passation de Marches pour la Coordination des projets (CDP) de la SNEL,” are due by mail or e-mail to the address below by January 21.

SNEL also invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as international expert in financial and accounting management to support SNEL for coordination of projects. The selected consultant must have experience in areas including financial management of infrastructure projects including hydroelectric plants, power lines, and electricity networks.

Expressions of interest, in French and labeled “AMI/401/PMEDE/BCECO/DPM/HMS/2012/SC – Recrutement d’un Expert International en Gestion Financiere et Comptable pour la Coordination des Projets (CDP) de la SNEL,” are due by mail or e-mail to the address below by January 21.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below.

For information, contact Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL), Coordination de Projets (CDP/SNEL), Attn.: Masoso Bumba, Coordonnateur des Projets, 06, Avenue le Marinel, Immeuble le Marinel 2eme batiment, Quartier Lemera, Commune de la Gombe/Kinshasa, Reference: Immeuble Sofide, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 81-7005428; E-mail: cdp.snel@yahoo.fr, masbumba@yahoo.fr.

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