Peru region seeks multipurpose flood control study

The government of Peru’s Lambayeque Region seeks proposals for a feasibility study of a multipurpose flood control project on the La Leche River in Lambayeque. Responses are due August 2.

With a US$394,940 grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), Lambayeque’s Proyecto Especial Olmos-Tinajones (PEOT) seeks qualifications and proposal data from U.S. firms to conduct the feasibility study.

The government seeks to mitigate flooding of the La Leche River created by periodic El Nino meteorological events. The study is to select the optimal alternative for a multipurpose project that would control flooding, improve water conservation and storage, increase the supply of irrigation water, and increase the supply of potable water.

Lambayeque already is participating in another multipurpose project, the 600-MW Olmos water transfer, irrigation, and hydropower complex. (HNN 6/13/07)

The study is to include preliminary field work and data collection, comparison of alternatives, preliminary designs, environmental impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, potable water cost-benefit analysis, financial projections, development impact assessment, and final report.

Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid for the work. However, the contractor may use Peruvian subcontractors for up to 20 percent of the TDA grant amount. Price bids are not requested as the price is set by the TDA grant amount.

A copy of the request for proposals with terms of reference and a background desk study may be obtained from U.S. Trade and Development Agency, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901 USA. The RFP may be requested in pdf form on the Internet at Requests for a copy by mail may 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 and Spanish, are due by 4 p.m. August 2. For information, contact Enrique Salazar Torres, Gerente General, Proyecto Especial Olmos-Tinajones, Calle Las Violetas No. 148, Urb. Los Libertadores, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru; Fax: (511) 74-235826; E-mail:; Internet:

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