Nile Basin Initiative seeks power sector consultants

The 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) requests expressions of interest from consultants to develop a regional power sector databank to advance hydropower, transmission, and water resources planning. Responses are due October 6.

Representing the nations of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, the NBI’s Shared Vision Program has received a World Bank grant to carry out the work. (HNN 3/16/06)

The organization seeks a consultant to assist the NBI’s Project Management Unit and Project Technical Committee to develop a power sector databank. The consultant would provide guidelines for data mining and management of the databank.

Among other work, the consultant is to develop a catalog of power sector data, classifying data into groups suitable for regional multipurpose studies integrating hydropower and transmission system developments with water resources planning and management.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, a maximum of 10 pages, are due October 6 to the address below, referencing “No. NBI-RPT-GRANT 053413B – Consultancy to develop and establish a regional power sector databank.” Expressions of interest may be submitted online at the Internet site www.unops.org, under Procurement, Current Opportunities, via the “EOI online submission” link. It is recommended potential suppliers register with the UN Global Marketplace at www.ungm.org.

For information, contact Kamu Karekaho, Project Manager, Regional Power Trade Project, Ministry of Energy and Minerals Bldg., 5th Floor Annex, Samora Ave., P.O. Box 71101, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; (255) 212-1131; Fax: (255) 212-1132; E-mail: kkarekaho@nilebasin.org; Internet: www.nilebasin.org; www.unops.org.

Nile Basin also seeks poverty reduction consultants

NBI also seeks consultants for review of poverty reduction strategies and mechanisms in regional power investment projects. Consultants are to propose alignments among regional and national agencies, investors, development partners, and stakeholders to ensure effective support of poverty reduction strategies in the region.

In addition, the consultant is to provide guidelines and strategies for joint action toward addressing the high cost of construction materials in order to accelerate access to affordable and reliable electricity. The consultant is to identify grants and development mechanisms to help obtain funds.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, a maximum of 10 pages, are due October 6 to the address above, referencing “No. NBI-RPT-GRANT 053413B – Consultancy for review of poverty reduction strategies for mechanisms in regional power investment projects.” Expressions of interest may be submitted online at the Internet site www.unops.org, under Procurement, Current Opportunities, via the “EOI online submission” link. It is recommended potential suppliers register with the UN Global Marketplace at www.ungm.org.

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