Zambia’s ZESCO requests EOI for EPC services for construction of 7.5MW solar project

  • ZESCO has embarked on a drive to harness renewable sources of energy to achieve diversification and enhance the energy mix.
  • To accelerate development, ZESCO Limited proposes to develop smaller-sized distributed solar PV plants.
  • Tender submission deadline is Friday, 16 February, 2024 at 10:30 hours local time.

A 7.5MW Solar PV plant is proposed to be Located at the ZESCO Central Bulk Stores in Kasupe. ZESCO Limited owns 35 hectares of unused land at Kasupe which is proposed to be utilized for the development of renewable energy projects.

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Kasupe is located in the western part of Lusaka district in Zambia and is approximately 20km from Lusaka Central Business District. Kasupe lies at an altitude of 1157m above sea level with a good average daily global horizontal irradiation of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, and daily average temperatures favourable for solar PV generation.

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ZESCO Limited now invites Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies to express interest in the development of a 7.5MW (AC) on-grid photovoltaic (PV) plant to be located at Kasupe, in Lusaka West, Lusaka, Zambia.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

a) Detailed company profile and the number of years of experience for the firm in undertaking assignments of a similar nature and magnitude envisaged under this expression of interest within the last 10 years;
b) Applicant must demonstrate that it has – a minimum Tangible Net Worth of USD 15 million (or currency equivalent) in each of the three (3) most recently completed fiscal years as evidenced by audited accounts of the applicant.
c) Applicant shall submit its audited financial statements for the last three (3) most recent financial years.
d) Evidence of compliance of matters of taxation in the country of operation.
e) Documentation relating to company registration of the business. Applicants are also required to submit information showing the beneficial owners of the company as evidenced by relevant company registration documents.
f) Litigation status of Company.

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 Inyirenda@zesco.co.zm and copied to felixmunsaka@zesco.co.zm

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 Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 7.5MW (AC) On-Grid Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant to be Located in Kasupe, Lusaka Province, Zambia – ZESCO/EOI/011/2024.” in sealed envelopes and addressed to the Managing Director, ZESCO Limited, Stand No. 6949, Great East Road, Lusaka, Zambia, not later than Friday, 16 February, 2024 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.

Good luck!

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