Procurement of consultants for the Ethiopia Renewable Energy Programme I is expected to begin this month. The project is backed by a grant from the African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund and aims to increase electricity access and diversify the energy mix through procurement of renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs). Consultants will be sought for operational support on IPP procurement including project preparation and transaction advisory services, capacity building for environmental and social assessments and legal issues, and programme management and coordination.
Contact: Kefyalew Mergiya, Director, Ethiopian Electric Power Procurement, Behind Awash International Bank Head Quarter, Building around Commercial School, Ground Floor Room No.2. Tel: +251 115 58 0597. Email: [email protected], [email protected].
Legal support for Scaling Solar
The national procurement programme is also being supported by the World Bank Group (WBG, AE 393/8). The WBG’s International Finance Corporation Advisory is in preliminary discussions with Ethiopian Electric Power to be the lead transaction advisor for the second round of the Scaling Solar programme, which could procure up to 750MW solar power (AE 393/8), and for wind power procurement, potentially through a Scaling Wind initiative. IFC launched a tender for a legal consultant at the end of May to provide legal support in relation to wind power and work with a separately appointed Ethiopian law firm. The lawyer will amend the documentation used for Scaling Solar in Ethiopia. Bids are due by 13 June and should be submitted using the WBG’s consultant procurement website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/.