Senegal River agency outlines supplies, work to be procured

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency announced it plans to procure a broad range of supplies, construction, and consulting services for a Senegal River Basin integrated management program.

The river management agency, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), which includes Senegal, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania, said it received a requested credit of US$110 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association. One facet of the program is to include feasibility studies of five multipurpose hydroelectric projects. (HNN 7/13/07)

In its latest announcement, OMVS said it will seek goods and services for three program components: development of regional institutional structures for water resource management; local development of multiple uses of water; and regional development of multi-sector planning of Senegal River Basin resources.

Supplies to be procured include electric pumps for irrigation, hydrometric materials, and computer equipment and software. Construction is to include irrigation system work, bridge rehabilitation, and pumping station refurbishment. Consultants are to work on socio-economic studies, technical studies, control rehabilitation, engineering and design, multi-sector feasibility studies, legal and institutional framework, and establishment of an agency under OMVS governing dams, navigation, energy, and telecommunications.

Prospective bidders who want to be included on a mailing list for tender solicitations are invited to contact the address below.

For information, contact Haut Commissariat de l’OMVS, 46 Rue Carnot, BP 3152, Dakar, Senegal; (221) 823-4530; Fax: (221) 822-0163; E-mail: omvssphc@omvs.org; Internet: www.omvs.org, www.omvs-soe.org.

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