Malawi seeks environmental studies, construction supervision

Malawi has issued additional solicitations, seeking consultants to perform environmental studies of natural habitats in the Shire River Basin as well as a consulting engineer/construction supervisor for its national electric utility. Responses are due April 23 and May 27.

The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation and the U.S.-backed Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi previously issued solicitations for a series of river control and management tasks, mainly under Malawi's Shire River Basin Management Program.

The World Bank said the Shire is a critical river basin in Malawi from the perspective of hydropower, irrigation, water supply, catchment management, environmental and social services, flood management, and navigation. The major hydroelectric facilities in Malawi are on the Shire River: 24-MW Nkula Falls A, 100-MW Nkula Falls B, 40-MW Tedzani 1 & 2, 52.7-MW Tedzani 3, and 64.8-MW Kapichira Falls.

The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation now invites expressions of interest by April 23 to establish a comprehensive inventory of the status of natural ecosystems, natural habitats, and biodiversity in the Shire River Basin to inform resource planning and management.

Information on the Shire River Basin Program may be obtained from the World Bank's Internet site under

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due April 23 to Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation, Attn: Chairman of the Internal Procurement Committee, Shire River Basin Management Program (Phase I) Project, ADL House - SRBMP Project Office, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 30242, Capital City, Lilongwe, Malawi. For information, contact Procurement Specialist, Shire River Basin Management Program (Phase I) Project, (265) 1-774252; Fax: (265) 1-774253; E-mail:,

MCA-Malawi seeks consulting engineer/construction supervisor

The U.S.-backed Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi seeks bids by May 27 for a consulting engineer/construction supervisor to rehabilitate, upgrade, and modernize generation, transmission, and distribution assets of the hydropower-based Electricity Supply Corp. of Malawi. A pre-proposal meeting was scheduled April 11.

MCA-Malawi proposes a five-year contract including project planning and design including environmental, social, health, and safety project planning. Work also is to include preparation of detailed specifications and tender documents for contract packages.

A request for proposals may be obtained from the MCA Internet site, or by contacting the agency by e-mail at

Bids are due by 3 p.m. May 27, in hard copy, to MCA-Malawi Procurement Agent, 1st Floor, West Wing, Kang'ombe House, City Center, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; E-mail: They are to be labeled "Ref No.: RFP/QCBS/PP-D-3-13-Procurement of Consultant Services for Consulting Engineer/Construction Supervisor."

For information, contact Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi, Attn.: Chief Executive Officer, Millennium House, Convention Drive, P.O. Box 31513, Lilongwe, Malawi; (265) 1-774308; Fax: (265) 1-774302; E-mail:,; Internet:

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