- The Government of the Gambia has received financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) toward the cost of the Gambia Sustainable Energy Project (GSEP) within the Gambia Renewable Energy Framework.
- The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline.
- 55% of the overall population does not have access to electricity according to IRENA.
The government intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the payments under the Contract for Design, Supply, Installation, and Operation and Maintenance of on-grid/off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems at up to 1,000 schools and 99 health facilities (including 11 large hospitals) in the Gambia. The Sustainable Energy Services Company, Ltd. (SESCO), jointly owned by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (MoFEA) and Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MoPE) of the Gambia, was established for the implementation of this project.
Description of the procurement:
SESCO invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for Design, Supply and Installation, and Operation and Maintenance of PV energy systems for:
- Lot 1: PV solar energy systems at 11 large hospitals, each to be equipped with: 240 kWh / 100 kWp per site.
- Lot 2: PV solar energy systems at 88 health facilities: 10 – 60 kWh / 4 – 24 kWp per site.
- Lot 3: PV solar energy systems at 548 schools: (5 – 10 kWh / 2 – 4 kWp per site) regions 1 (Banjul Region), 2 (Western Region), and 3 (North Bank Region). (Currently only 429 schools have been nominated in Lot 3 as listed in the Bidding Document)
- Lot 4: PV solar energy systems at 452 schools: 5 – 10 kWh / 2 – 4 kWp per site regions 4 (Lower River Region), 5 (Central River Region), and 6 (Upper River Region). (Currently only 394 schools have been nominated in Lot 4 as listed in the Bidding Document)
The duration of the O&M period is initially established as 60 months from the date of the operational acceptance of the first PV solar energy system. The O&M part of the contract could be further extended for another 5 years period with maximum duration of 20 years subject to the successful implementation of the O&M services and meeting the O&M key performance indicators.
Tender closes 31 October 2023 at 2pm.
Link to tender notice HERE
Author: Bryan Groenendaal