- Burkina Faso will go out to tender for the turnkey construction and technical assistance for the operation and maintenance for two years of a 20 Mw solar PV plant in Koudougou.
- Plus the turnkey construction and technical assistance to the operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years of a 10 Mw solar PV plant in Kaya.
The government of Burkina Faso has obtained a grant from the World Bank for the financing of the Power Sector Support Project (PASEL), and intends to use a part of this credit to make payments under two solar PV contracts; operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years of a 10 Mw solar PV plant in Kaya and construction and technical assistance for the operation and maintenance for two years of a 20 Mw solar PV plant in Koudougou.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.
Burkina Faso currently has some of the most expensive electricity in the region, with cost of production at $0.22-0.25 USD/kWh. The country currently has an installed Capacity of 300 MW consistent of Diesel and HFO: 253 MW; Hydro: 32 MW and Solar: 33 MW.
By 2020, Burkina Faso seeks to increase its electricity access rate from 20% to 80% as part of its National Plan for Economic and Social Development, doubling the number of customers to 1 million, and increasing installed capacity to 1,000 megawatts (MW).
The Director General of the National Electricity Company of Burkina (SONABEL) now invites eligible candidates to submit their offers to carry out the work described above.
The call for tenders will be made in accordance with the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures defined in the Directives: Supply, Works and Services Procurement (Other than Consulting Services) by Borrowers of the Bank Global in IBRD Loans and AID Credits and Donations, January 2011- Revised July 2014.
Interested candidates may obtain additional information and examine the tender documents with SONABEL at the following address:
National Electricity Company of Burkina (SONABEL)
55 avenue de la Nation,
01 BP 54 – Ouagadougou01- BuFaso
Secretariat Department of Markets, 2nd floor
Tel: (+226) 25 30 61 00
Fax: (+226) 25 31 03 40
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Note: A full set of French application dossiers can be purchased by any interested candidate at the above address and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of CFA 100,000 ($) to SONAB EL or in one freely convertible currency.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal