REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

NAME OF PROJECT: Tanzania-Zambia Transmission Interconnector Project (P163752)

                                           GRANT NO.: D350

Assignment Title: The Development of a Ten-Year Strategic Plan and associated documents for the Independent Regulatory Board (IRB) of Eastern Africa Power Pool

Reference No. ET-EAPP-79571-CS-QCBS

The Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Tanzania-Zambia Transmission Interconnector Project in which EAPP is a beneficiary of a grant component and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services .

The consulting services (“the Services”) include developing a Ten-Year Strategic Plan, Three-Year Action Plan and Self-sustaining Funding Mechanism for IRB covering the period 2020-2029. The Ten-Year Strategic Plan and a Three-Year Action Plan covering the period 2020 to 2029 and 2020 to 2022 respectively are expected to set IRB’s strategic direction, prioritize activities and map out the developmental trajectory to full operationalization of the IRB in the medium and short-term periods respectively. The consultant will also review and update the IRB Operation Manual and carry out a Training Needs Assessment.

The funding mechanism to be developed is intended to ensure sustainability of the IRB whilst it retains its independence from political economy, regulated entities and consumers in order that it remains professional, impartial, fair, effective and efficient.

The expected time of commencement of the assignments will be: November 2019. The total input of the assignment is 12 months.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at: http://eappool.org/tenders-and-rfps/

The Eastern Africa Power Pool 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. The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. Core Business (Areas of Expertise)
  2. Years in Business
  3. Experience in similar assignments
  4. Technical and Managerial capability

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the short-listing stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs,3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 and revised in November 2017(“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours -East Africa Time during working days, from Monday to Fridays.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by fax or by e-mail by July 19,2019 before or at 11:00 hours – East Africa Time Zone (GMT+3).

Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP)

House 059, Wereda 02, Bole Sub City,

P.O Box 100644, Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia)

Tel: (251) 11 667 1669 | (251)11 667 1670,

E-mail: eapp@eappool.org