Electrical Engineering- Suriname

12 Apr 2017






The Government of Suriname (GOS) has been approved to receive financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$65 million towards the cost of an Electricity System Upgrade and Expansion Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

NV EnergieBedrijven Suriname (EBS), the Executing Agency and electric utility, wishes to procure Electrical Engineering Consultancy Services to assist in all aspects of the procurement process, including preparation of bidding documents, evaluation of bids, contract negotiation and preparation, and to provide engineering supervision throughout the implementation of the project. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

The Project components include:

  • 6 kilometres (km) of sub-transmission and distribution lines;
  • 5 new substations;
  • 3 upgrades or expansion of existing substations; and
  • 3 solar Plants with a total capacity of 2.3 MW.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 58 months.

EBS now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 07:00 and 15:00 hours Monday to Friday until May 2nd, 2017.

One (1) original and 1 hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 12:00 hours on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Electrical Engineering Consultancy Services.”

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. EBS reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


EBS Project Procurement Unit
NV EnergieBedrijven Suriname
Noorderkerkstraat 2-14
Tel: +597 175 Ext: 9329/9266
Email: cdb.projects@ebs.sr


Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408
St. Michael BB11000
Tel: (246) 431-1600
Fax: (246) 426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org

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