Costa Rica extends bidding for study of ocean energy potential

Government utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has extended the deadline for bids from consultants to determine Costa Rica's ocean energy potential for electricity generation. Bids now are due December 18.

ICE previously called for bids by December 7.

The utility seeks analysis of electricity generation potential of waves, currents, tides, and other marine sources on its Caribbean and Pacific coasts. The selected consultant is to: determine theoretical and technical potential for electricity generation; establish national zoning and prioritization of ocean energy potential; and design a research program based on technical criteria to measure parameters of ocean energy potential.

The work is to require 30 consultant days over six months with a budget of US$57,000.

Tender documents may be obtained, in English and Spanish, from ICE's Internet site under

Bids, in Spanish, now are due by 9 a.m. December 18 to the ICE Procurement Department at ICE headquarters.

For information, contact Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, Procurement Department, Bid for Consultancy Services 2012CC-000011-PROV, P.O. Box 10032-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica; Fax: (506) 2220-4569; Contract Administrator Roberto Jimenez Gomez, E-mail:; Administrative Officer Ligia Soto Viguez, E-mail:; Rodrigo Rojas Morales, E-mail:; Internet:

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