Nigeria seeks privatization assistance for 600-MW Shiroro

Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) seeks proposals from U.S. firms to prepare the 600-MW Shiroro hydroelectric project and the 1,320-MW Egbin thermal power plant for privatization. Responses are due December 29.

With a US$467,300 grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), the bureau seeks technical assistance to present general design parameters and assess the required capital investment spending for the power plants over a three-year period, including major overhauls and modernization.

The work is to develop methodology to be used in preparation of bid packages and for training BPE employees.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid for the work. However, the contractor may use Nigerian subcontractors for up to 20 percent of the TDA grant amount.

A copy of the request for proposals with terms of reference and a background definitional mission may be obtained from U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901 USA. Requests must be sent by fax to the TDA Information Resource Center at (1) 703-875-4009. TDA warned that some firms have found that return mail delivery has not been fast enough for an adequate response and that a delivery service or courier might be appropriate.

Proposals, in English, are due by 4 p.m. December 29 to Director General Irene Chigbue, Bureau of Public Enterprises, The Presidency, 1 Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria; (234) 9-4134664; Fax: (234) 9-4134671.

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