- 135 EPC proposals were received for submission submitted for the construction of the 40 MW solar power plant located in the Dondo District, Sofala Province, Mozambique.
- 12 proposals from national and foreign companies have been shortlisted.
- The tender was issued under the Renewable Energy Auctions Program (PROLER) launched by the President of the Republic. Read more
Because of the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 35 representatives of the pre-selected companies participated in the bid opening event held in the city of Maputo through digital platforms.
The jury members now have 15 working days, starting today, to evaluate and choose the companies which will move on to the last selection phase.
“In a two-stage contest, after the pre-qualified candidates are determined, we go to the real contest consisting of two stages. Those who have been qualified in this stage will be invited to submit technical proposals, in the first stage. Then, in the second stage, they will be invited to submit technical proposals too but also the remaining proposals, among them the financial proposal,” the AREN PCA explained.
Among the jury members representing the energy sector are the Bank of Mozambique, the Ministries of Labour, of the Environment and of the Economy and Finance.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Energy Regulatory Authority, the entity responsible for collecting and managing the bid analysis process, made it known that national and foreign companies submitted documents, but did not reveal whether the 12 pre-selected proposals included national firms.
The auction program is governed by the Public Private Partnerships Law, as stated by the AREN PCA.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal