CREDIT NO: 62910

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on behalf of Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has applied for financing to the amount of Three Hundred and Fifty Million United States Dollars (USD 350 million) equivalent from the World Bank towards the cost of the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.

The Project will include the following components:
1. Component 1: Solar Hybrid Mini Grids for Rural Economic Development
1.1 Minimum Subsidy Tender for Mini Grids
1.2 Performance Based Grant Program

2. Component 2: Stand-alone Solar Systems for Homes and Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (MSMEs)

3. Component 3: Engineering Education Programme (EEP) Phase II

4. Component 4: Technical Assistance

1. – Solar Hybrid Mini Grids for Rural Economic Development (Minimum Subsidy)
2. – Development of Solar Hybrid Power Systems for Universities and Teaching Hospitals

1. – Performance-based Grants for Solar Hybrid Mini Grids
2. – Performance-based Grants for Stand-alone Solar Systems for Homes and Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs)
3. – Market Scale-up Challenge Grants for Stand-alone Solar Systems for Homes and Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs)

1. Engagement of Mini-Grid Transaction Advisory Support for Mini Grids Component of Nigeria Electrification Project
2. Engagement of Grants Administrator for the Stand-alone Solar Systems Component of Nigeria Electrification Project
3. Independent Verification Agents (IVAs) for SHS & Mini Grid
4. Engagement of Owner’s Engineer for the Rural Electrification Agency in Nigeria
5. Development of an Electrification Strategy and Energy Demand Studies
6. Non-wide Geospatial Analysis, Survey Data Collection for Mini Grids Market Intelligence and Prospectus
7. Study to determine financing constraints for Private Sector
8. Implementation of Plan on Accelerating Access Debit Financing
9. Review of the NERC Regulations for Mini Grids
10. Harmonization of Land Acquisition, Environmental and Import tax processes
11. Consultancy for Mini Grid Pre-investment activity
12. Multi-Tier Framework Expansion to all States

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers July 2016 and revised November 2017 and August 2018 (Procurement Regulations) and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regualtions. After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arranged the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection.

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business online, on the World Bank’s external website and Local Newspapers.

Prequalification /Initial Selection of suppliers and contractors will be required for the following contracts:
Solar Hybrid Mini Grids for Rural Economic Development.

Interested eligible Firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Borrower at the address below:

Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Attn: Damilola Ogunbiyi
Managing Director’s Office
No.22, Freetown Street, Wuse II
900288, Abuja
Tel: +234 803 499 5157; 817 217 2915