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Cablegate: Rural Electrification Project in Cabo Delgado

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MAPUTO 000235

SIPDIS
USDOC FOR 3131/ANESA/KBRENNAN/JMATHESON/MSTAUNTON
USDOC FOR 3140/ITA/CS/ODO/AFRICA TEAM
USDOC FOR 4510/ITA/MAC/OA/JDIEMOND
USDOC FOR 6320/ITA/TD/OFF TELECOMM
DEPT FOR AF/S, AF/EPS, EB/CPS, AND EB/CBA
DEPT PLS PASS AID/AFR/SA AND G/EGAD/BD
DEPT PLS PASS EXIM BANK, TDA, AND OPIC
JOHANNESBURG FOR FCS SCO - WCENTER, JVANRENSBURG
DURBAN ALSO FOR FCS - JKUEHNER, LKOHRS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP MZ
SUBJECT: RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT IN CABO DELGADO
PROVINCE - PHASE II: INVITATION TO BID


1. 787/04/T002
2. 02/19/04
3. LDENT
4. 787 MOZAMBIQUE
5. -
6A. REPLY TO:
6B. Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM)
Direccao de Electrificacao e Projectos
Av. Filipe Saumel Magaia, 368
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: 258 1 322-071/2
or
PB Power
12 Burnside Island
410 Jan Smuts Avenue
Craighall
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 0027 22 787 4141

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Trade Opportunity Information
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7. Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) has been granted a
loan from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in
Africa (BADEA) towards the cost of Phase II of the Rural
Electrification Project in Cabo Delgado Province. The
intention is that proceeds from this loan will be
applied to eligible payments under a Turnkey Contract.
The contract calls for the construction of one 110/33 kV
substation, one 33/11 kV substation (and associated work
in Metoro and Montepuez), new 33 kV transmission lines
(approximately 275Km in length), and low voltage
reticulation of selected towns and villages.
EDM invites sealed Tenders from companies or joint
ventures that can undertake and have suitable experience
in the design, topographical and geological studies,
manufacture, supply, delivery to site, erection,
commissioning, provision of a defects, and liability
period of twelve (12) calendar months for the above
mentioned works. Bidders may obtain further information
and inspect the bidding documents from the office of the
Employer or the Engineer at the address mentioned on
item 6B beginning on February 16th, 2004.

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8. A complete set of bidding documents in English may
be purchased by the interested bidders upon payment of a
nonrefundable fee of USD 1,500.00. The documents will
be available any working day February 16th to March 5th,
2004. Tenders or their official representatives are
required to attend a compulsory Pre-tender Clarification
Meeting and Site Inspection Visit from March 8th to
March 10th, 2004. The Tenders or their official
representatives will be required to provide proof of
purchase of the Tender Documents prior to being allowed
to attend the Pre-tender Clarification Meeting and Site
Inspect Visit. Preference will be given to Arab,
African or mixed Arab-african companies if the price
difference does not exceed 10 percent of firms who have
submitted a compliant Technical Proposal.

9. Tenders will be delivered to the EDM office at the
address above mentioned, a receipt acknowledging
delivery must be obtained at or before 12 hours
(Mozambican time) on April 19th, 2004. Bids will be
opened publicly at 15 hours (Mozambican time) on April
19th, 2004 in the EDM Office in Maputo. A maximum of two
representatives per tenderer will be allowed to attend
the opening.

10. For more information on this or other trade and
investment matters in Mozambique, please contact:
Economic/Political Officer Loren Dent, or
Economic/Commercial Assistant Elizabeth Filipe
Economic/Political Section
U.S. Embassy - Maputo 2330
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-2330
Tel.: 258-1-49-27-97 or
Fax: 258-1-49-01-14
E-mail: commercial@state.gov or
Embassy website: www.usembassy-maputo.gov.mz
LA LIME

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