ZESCO Limited is a vertically integrated electricity utility, which generates, transmits, and distributes, electricity in Zambia. It is a public utility wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
ZESCO Limited wishes to engage manufacturers through an uptake product agreement with competent manufacturers and willing companies in establishing concrete pole and fiberglass pole factories in various parts of Zambia.
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The demand for electric power in Zambia has been on the rise since the last decade. The contributing factors have been largely due to the economic resurgence and growing entrepreneurship introduced because of favourable investment incentives and economic policies articulated by the Government. Mining, Industrial, Agricultural, Commercial and Domestic electricity consumption has increased. The rapid growth in the demand for electricity has in turn triggered the need to invest in power generation, transmission, distribution and supply infrastructure necessary to deliver electric power to load centres in order to provide a more reliable, affordable, quality and safe service to the customers.
ZESCO has been using wooden poles on distribution infrastructure at a cost relatively high due to complexity in validating the life spans associated with the poles.
Further, the local supply of wood poles has been erratic thereby, affecting timely Implementation of expansion, intensification projects and distribution infrastructural maintenance regime.
To mitigate the above operational issues, ZESCO has resolved to include the use of Concrete Poles and Fiberglass Poles on both the sub transmission and distribution infrastructure to increase the reliability and availability of the poles while creating employment for the Zambian population during manufacturing, transportation, and erection of the said product. The factory (ies) will result into the following benefits to ZESCO and the nation at large:
provision of required fiberglass poles and concrete poles to meet new connections and maintenance of transmission and distribution infrastructure for electricity, telecommunication and municipalities who require poles;
contribute to green economy promotion by reducing cutting of trees for pole requirements;
reduction in ZESCO project and maintenance costs as the fiberglass poles and concrete poles have a longer life span compared to wood poles;
creation of sustainable employment opportunities for the citizens; and
Support local industries through opportunities to supply raw materials required by the factories.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR ENGAGEMENT
The terms of reference on the engagement of a partner are as below:
Submission of a viable project proposal on setting up of the factory in any district of Zambia apart from Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe Districts;
adherence to local regulations such as membership to Zambia Association of Manufacturers or any relevant associations;
show potential growth of the business and supply the concrete poles into the Southern African Power Pool;
Provision of employment to local labour at Management and Artisan levels; and
Ability to setting up an initial Plant with capacity to manufacture at least 1,000 mixed size fiberglass poles and concrete poles per month for the facility as a minimum and show growth to meet annual requirements for ZESCO and possible exports.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE FOR THE APPLICANT
ZESCO Limited now invites manufacturers/producers of fiberglass poles and concrete poles to express interest in this regard. Prospective manufacturers may associate with either Zambian Citizens or Locals to enhance their capability statement in setting the manufacturing facilities.
Interested applicants should submit the following:
a) Detailed company profile and years of experience of the firm in undertaking assignments of similar nature and magnitude envisaged under this expression of interest;
b) Proof of financial capacity to undertake the assignment (Submission of immediate last three (3) audited reports), and
c) Proof of the Applicants (both persons and firm) having carried out similar assignments in the last ten (10) years.
Interested applicants may obtain further information from the undersigned, during office hours, 08:00 to 12:30 hours and from 14:00-16:30 hours, local time using contact information as follows: telefax number is +260-211-362314 The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The Expressions of Interest should be deposited in the tender box located on the Ground Floor Main Entrance, LDCC Building Procurement Offices P.O. Box 33304 10101, Lusaka, Zambia, clearly marked "Expressions of Interest for the Supply and Delivery of Fiberglass Poles and Concrete Poles-ZESCO/EO1/105/2022" in sealed envelopes and addressed to the Managing Director, ZESCO Limited, Stand No. 6949, Great East Road, Lusaka, Zambia, not later than Friday, 17 February, 2023 at 10:30 hours local time. HOWEVER, TELEFAX OFFERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The Expressions of Interest shall be opened immediately thereafter in the Boardroom of the Procurement Division in the presence of applicants or their representatives who choose to attend.
ACTING HEAD PROCUREMENT
Invitation for Bids at Government of the Republic of Zambia
ZAMBIA-LUSAKA: EIB-HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINES AND
SUBSTATION 2022/S 248-723592
NAME OF PROJECT: LUSAKA POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PROJECT (LPTDNP)
CREDIT NO. 2012-0602
PROCUREMENT OF TRANSMISSION LINES AND SUBSTATION TRANSFORMER UPGRADES:
LOT 1-IBEX/AVONDALE 132KV OVERHEAD LINE; AND
LOT 3-LUSAKA WEST 330/132KV TRANSFORMER UPGRADE.
TENDER NUMBER: ZESCO/LTDRP/G/004/C2/2023
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has received financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) towards the cost of the Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network Project (LPTDNP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payments under the contract for the Procurement of Transmission Overhead Line and a Substation Transformer upgrade in two (2) Lots-Lot 1 for Ibex to Avondale 132kV Transmission Overhead Line, and Lot 3 for construction of Lusaka West 330/132kv Substation Transformer Upgrade.
ZESCO Limited now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the procurement of Transmission Overhead Lines and Substation Transformer upgrade in two (2) Lots:
Lot 1 - Ibex to Avondale 132kV Transmission Overhead Line; and Lot 3-Lusaka West 330/132kv Substation Transformer Upgrade.
Evaluation of the bids will be done on lot by lot basis and the award will be to the Best Evaluated Bidder for each Lot.
Bidding will be conducted through International Competitive Procurement (ICP) procedures indicated in the European Investment Bank's GUIDE TO PROCUREMENT for projects financed by the EIB Updated version of September 2018 edition, (Procurement Guidelines") and is open to all bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.5 setting forth the Bank's Policy on conflict of interest.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from ZESCO Limited and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 08:00 to 12:30 hours and from 14:00 to 16:30 hours Monday to Friday respectively excluding public holidays at the address given below.
A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K1,000.00 or in Euro (EUR) or in any freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be Bank (Managers) Cheque issued by a recognized Commercial Bank acceptable to the Purchaser, or direct deposit or transfer of funds into the Purchaser's Bank account with evidence of such deposit as follows:
BANK NAME: INDO-ZAMBIA BANK LIMITED
ADDRESS: PLOT NO. 6907, P.O. BOX 35411, CAIRO ROAD, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
ACCOUNT NAME: ZESCO LTD - CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0010028252005
BRANCH: LUSAKA MAIN
SWIFT CODE: INZAZMLX
The bidding documents may be collected from the office of the Head-Procurement at ZESCO Head Office at the address given below.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:30 hours on Friday, 241 February 2023. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the address indicated below at 10:30 hours on Friday, 24 February 2023.
All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 2% issued by a bank or 3% if issued by an insurance firm (Bid Bond) of the bid amount on the Letter of Bid Submission Form. Bid security, at the bidder's option may be in the form of either a letter of credit or a bank guarantee from a banking institution or a bond issued by an insurance firm as surety.
A Pre-Bid meeting and a site visit will be held on Friday, 3 February, 2023 as stated in the Bid Data Sheet, Section II of the bidding Document.
1. The address (es) referred to above are:
(i) For Inspection, Documents
Clarification and Purchase of Bidding
Attention: Felix Munsaka, Acting Head - Procurement
Head Office, RCC Building, New Procurement Offices P.O. Box 33304
10101, Lusaka, Zambia
Tel: +260 211 3623315
(ii) For Submission of Bids
Tender Box located on the Ground Floor Main Entrance, LDCC Building
New Procurement Offices
P.O. Box 33304
10101, Lusaka, Zambia
(ii) For Opening of Bids
Procurement Conference Room, LDCC Building, New Procurement Offices
Stand Number 6949, Great East Road
P.O. Box 33304
10101, Lusaka, Zambia
Invitation for bids (IFB) at Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
Name of Project:
Proposed Installation of Local Area Network (LAN) at Health Professions Council of Zambia Head Office at Plot No. 6640, Mberere Road, Olympia Extension-Lusaka, Zambia.
Tender Number: ORD.No.007/HPCZ/ADMIN/FY-2022
1. The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has set aside funds in the 2023 budget and intends to apply part of these funds to cover eligible payments under the contract for the Proposed Installation of a Local Area Network (LAN) at HPCZ Head Office at Plot No. 6640, Mberere Road, Olympia Extension-Lusaka, Zambia.
2. Bidding will be conducted through Open National Bidding (OBN) procedures as specified in the Public Procurement Act No 8 of 2020 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2022 is open to all Zambian Citizen Owned Companies.
3. This tender is restricted to eligible Citizen Bidders. The meaning of citizen bidder is provided in the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 which states that: "Citizen bidder or citizen supplier means in the case of:
(1) an individual, a bidder who is a citizen;
(1) a firm or company, whether corporate or unincorporated, a firm owned by a citizen; and a body of persons wholly comprising citizens
4. There will be a mandatory site visit on Friday, 20th January 2023 starting at 10:00 hours at Plot No 6640, Mberere Road, Olympia Extension-Lusaka, Zambia.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased upon payment of a non-refundable fee of One thousand Kwacha (K1000.00) or its equivalent in any freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be through the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system.
6. Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after bid opening and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 2% of the Bid Sum as per format attached in the bidding document.
Bid submission will be electronic through the Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) system on or before Friday, 10 February 2023 at 14:30 hours local time. LATE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED in the e-GP system.
KWIBISA WILSON KATUMWA
SENIOR PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLIES OFFICER
FOR & ON BEHALF OF THE HPCZ REGISTRAR & CEO HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA
Date Monday. 16 January, 2023 at Lusaka.