UPDATE – Tanzania extends bidding for engineering including 8-MW Malagarasi

The government of Tanzania has extended the deadline for bids to provide engineering and construction supervision services for electricity transmission and distribution work and for construction of the 8-MW Malagarasi hydroelectric project on the Malagarasi River.

The bid deadline was extended to April 18 from March 6. (HNN 1/4/08)

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) awarded a US$698 million U.S. grant to Tanzania to fund improvements to roads, power, and water supply, including the Malagarasi project. (HNN 11/27/07) Tanzania set up a special entity to carry out the work, MCA-Tanzania.

MCA-Tanzania seeks consulting engineer and construction supervision services, for:
o Construction of access roads, a bridge, the Malagarasi run-of-river hydro plant, and a Kigoma Region transmission and distribution network;
o Rehabilitation of power distribution systems and network extension in six regions;
o Construction of a Zanzibar underwater transmission cable and related transmission lines and substations; and
o Technical assistance for Tanzania Electric Supply Co. and Zanzibar Electricity Co.

The date for commencement of work has been extended to June 2 from April 28. The work is to require five years.

The request for proposals and a registration form are available on the MCA-Tanzania Internet site, www.mca-t.go.tz. MCC procurement guidelines are on the MCC Internet site, www.mcc.gov. All procurement documents are in English. The deadline for requesting clarifications has been extended to March 28 from February 18.

Bids now are due by 2 p.m. April 18. For information, contact B.S. Mchomvu, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Account-Tanzania, Development House, Kivukoni Front/Ohio Street, P.O. Box 8327, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Attn: Marieth S. Ngaida, Director of Procurement, MCA-T; Fax: (255) 22-2124644; E-mail: nunuqa@yahoo.com; Internet: www.mca-t.go.tz.

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