Malawi seeks more consultants for Shire River control, management program

Malawi has issued additional solicitations for consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program. Responses now are due April 11 and April 30.

The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation previously invited expressions of interest by March 12 for a half-dozen tasks in the Shire Basin.

The World Bank said the Shire is a critical river basin in Malawi from the perspective of hydropower, irrigation, water supply, catchment management, environmental and social services, flood management, and navigation. It is one of several Malawi basins being eyed for multi-purpose infrastructure investments in water resources.

The major hydroelectric facilities in Malawi are on the Shire River: 24-MW Nkula Falls A, 100-MW Nkula Falls B, 40-MW Tedzani 1 & 2, 52.7-MW Tedzani 3, and 64.8-MW Kapichira Falls. Electricity Supply Corp. of Malawi plans to double the size of Kapichira to 128 MW.

The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation now invites expressions of interest by April 11 to provide hydrometeorology services support for 50 months. The consultancy is to support upgrading and further development of an integrated hydrological and meteorological monitoring system in the Shire Basin.

Information on the Shire River Basin Program may be obtained from the World Bank’s Internet site under www.worldbank.org/projects/P117617/malawi-shire-river-basin-management-project?lang=en.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due April 11 to Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation, Attn: Chairman of the Internal Procurement Committee, Shire River Basin Management Program (Phase I) Project, ADL House – SRBMP Project Office, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 30242, Capital City, Lilongwe, Malawi. For information, contact Procurement Specialist, Shire River Basin Management Program (Phase I) Project, (265) 1-774252; Fax: (265) 1-774253; E-mail: shirebasin@gmail.com, sskjere@gmail.com.

MCA-Malawi seeks natural resources management in Shire Basin

The U.S.-backed Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi seeks bids by April 30 from consultants to identify key drivers of land use and land use change in relation to hydropower infrastructure in the Shire River Basin.

The consultant is to guide investments addressing soil erosion and sedimentation, as well as aquatic weed infestation in the Shire Basin. It also is to address socio-economic and gender-related drivers of environmental stress on hydropower infrastructure.

Expressions of interest are due by 3 p.m. April 30 to the address below, labeled “Ref No.: RFP/QCBS/PP-D-1.1-13-Procurement of Consultant Services for Environmental and Natural Resource Management Interventions in the Middle Shire River Basin in Malawi.”

For information, contact Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi, Attn.: Procurement Agent to MCA-Malawi, Millennium House, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 31513, Lilongwe, Malawi; (265) 1-774308; Fax: (265) 1-774302; E-mail: ceo@mca-m.gov.mw; Internet: www.mca-m.gov.mw.

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