Impact study sought of Tanzania energy work including 8-MW Malagarasi

The government of Tanzania seeks consultants to assess the impact of a proposed energy sector project that includes development of the 8-MW Malagarasi hydroelectric project on the Malagarasi River. Proposals are due April 12.

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corp. awarded a US$698 million grant to Tanzania to fund improvements to transport, energy, and water supply, including the Malagarasi project. (HydroWorld 10/19/09) Tanzania Electric Supply Co. signed a five-year agreement in 2008 worth US$206.5 million for development of the hydro plant and improvement of electricity transmission and distribution. (HydroWorld 8/12/08)

Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania, a special entity overseeing the work, awarded a contract in 2009 to Jose Cabral of Venezuela to oversee environmental mitigation of Malagarasi and a contract to Pravash Mishra of India to support resettlement activity. (HydroWorld 5/15/09) ESBI Engineering and Facility Management Ltd. of Ireland is to provide engineering and supervision of construction of Malagarasi and transmission and distribution work. (HydroWorld 11/11/08)

In the current solicitation, MCA-Tanzania seeks proposals from consultants for data collection to assess the impact of the proposed activities within the energy sector project. The energy sector project includes developing Malagarasi, as well as Zanzibar Interconnector Activity, Kigoma Distribution Activity, and Distribution Systems Rehabilitation and Extension Activity.

Consultants interested in submitting proposals should register their interest by e-mail to the MCA-Tanzania Procurement Agent at the addresses below. A registration form will be sent by e-mail to those that register their interest. The request for proposals, in English, may be obtained from the MCA-Tanzania Internet site, www.mca-t.go.tz, or requested from the address below.

Technical and financial proposals are due by 10 a.m. April 12. For information, contact Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania, Chief Executive Officer Bernard S. Mchomvu, Room 401, Development House, Kivukoni Front/Ohio Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Fax: (255) 22-2124644; E-mail: mca-tprocurement@crownagents.co.tz, mngaida@mca-t.go.tz; Internet: www.mca-t.go.tz

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