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Consultancy services for feasibility study of the phase 2 of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project

Date : 09 Aug 2019 - 09 Sep 2019
Venue : ECOWAS Commission,
Town : ABUJA
Country : Nigeria



Consultancy services for feasibility study of the phase 2 of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS – REAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct the feasibility study of the phase 2 of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the followings as shown below and the duration of the contract shall be for 6 months. In order to carry out the assignment successfully, the scope of consultancy services shall include the following steps:

 Step 1 : Situational analysis of the project area in the participating countries for the purpose of the data collection;
 Step 2: Design of the estimates and the Geographic Information System maps for the project FEED;
 Step 3: Detailed engineering design, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), and Specifications for the preparation of the Bidding Documents;
 Step 4: Economic and Financial Assessments;
 Step 5: Capacity building

The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services of similar magnitude. The shortlisting criteria are:
- Be a consultancy firm or a consortium of consultancy firms operating in the field of electricity in general and in the field of studies related to the construction of medium/low voltage substations and medium and low voltage distribution networks;

 – Have at least ten (10) years of experience in technical studies for power projects ( engineering design of electricity distribution, calculation ,modelling and simulation of distribution networks, detailed engineering designs of electricity distribution networks);

 – Have carried out at least 5 feasibility studies in developing countries. Out of these 5 studies, at least one of them applying single phase electrification technologies (MALT).

  –  Experience with donor funded projects
– Have a good technical, financial and managerial organization; The proof should be from excerpt of the Technical and Financial reports of the last 5 years
- Have proven experience in using GIS for rural electrification applying three-phase and single-phase electrification (MALT) systems as well as the required skills and infrastructure.
- Hold a GIS license or show evidence of the possibility to use specialized GIS software.
- Experience and aability of the firm to work and produce reports and any necessary documentation on the study in English and French,
 Availability of key personnel (list, qualification and experience).
i) Each reference will be summarized on a project sheet, and will be considered only if the candidate attaches supporting documents indicating the contact information of the contracting authorities so as to facilitate verification of the information provided: Excerpts of contract (inner cover page and page with the signatures) or Attestation of good performance.

Consultants may form groups to increase their chances of qualification.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Project Financing – Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest in Consulting Services.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality-and Cost- Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines and a shortlist of six (6) firms which present the best profiles shall be drawn up after the expression of interest. Also the firms that are part of an international network are to submit one expression of interest.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m (GMT + 1) Local Time,

ECOWAS Commission, Directorate of General Administration,
Head of Procurement,
Procurement Division, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, NIGERIA.

E-mail:;, with copy to;;

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form (in person, by registered mail or by e – mail) to the address below, by 9th September 2019 at 11.00 a.m (GMT + 1).

i) Electronically to the email addresses below:
 with copies to:

ii) Delivered in a written form (one (1) signed original plus three (3) copies in (person, or by registered mail) to the physical address:

The ECOWAS Tender Box is located in the Procurement Division, First (1st) Floor of the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters, Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, Abuja, NIGERIA.

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