International Invitation for Bids N°001/LCBC/IBWTP/2007
International Invitation for Bids
THE FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE WATER TRANSFER PROJECT FROM THE OUBANGUI RIVER TO THE LAKE CHAD BASIN
1. The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) is a regional organization created by the convention of Fort-Lamy on May 22, 1964 by the four bordering countries of the Lake Chad (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad). In 1994, the Central African Republic (CAR) was admitted to the LCBC. The Sudan was admitted as an observer in 2000 while Libya joined the regional organization in 2007 pending ratification of its membership.The LCBC has its permanent headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad. The admission of the CAR and Libya has enlarged the conventional basin size, which is now about 1,000,000 km2.
2. The LCBC has obtained a grant from its member states in various currencies to fund the cost of the feasibility study of the water transfer project from the Oubangui river to Lake Chad and intends to use this grant for payment of the contract for which this letter of invitation is being issued.
3. The LCBC, represented by its Executive Secretary invites by this International Invitation for Bids, sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the feasibility study of the Water transfer project from the Oubangui River to the Lake Chad Basin.
4. The study zone covers two watersheds namely the conventional Lake chad basin ( receiving end ) and the Oubangui basin ( originating) . The technical modalities of the project anticipates a transfer of water by gravitation from the Oubangui to the Lake Chad.
The feasibility study of the water transfer project ,from the oubangui to the Lake chad , comprises three (03) allotments and two (02) sectors as follows:
Allotment 1: Up-dating of the study of the Palambo dam
Area: 65 km upward of Bangui (CAR)
- Selection of the implantation site of the palambo Dam .
- Technical design of the dam at the water point level 365m threshold.
- Simulation of water management up and down stream of the palambo dam
- Feasibility study and technical design of different options (number of vanes) and the construction of a hydroelectric generating plant equipped with up to 4 turbines.
Allotment 2: Lake Chad
Country : Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
Area : Around 2,000 square Km at this moment.
- Feasibility study for the opening up of the area around Lake Chad waterbody.
- Feasibility study for the cleaning up of the Lake Chad area and unclogging of the waterbody channel from wild grass.
- Feasibility study for the rehabilitation of shoreline and the surrounding lowlands to enable irrigated agriculture.
Allotment 3: Chari River
Area: Chad Republic and Cameroon.
Length: 1,000 Km
- Technical design for the consolidation of river banks with gabions and metallic mesh .
- Feasibility study to enlarge the Chari River
- Feasibility study and technical design for irrigation network along the Chari River valleys.
- Feasibility study and design of the canal that should link up the Chari and Logone Rivers to Mayo Kebbi and Benue rivers in an attempt to facilitate water transports from port Harcourt (Nigeria) to Bouca (CAR).
- Feasibility study and design of an area for vessel traffic and movement between the inland port of Benue and the Mayo Kebbi Rivers.
Sector 1: Chari and Oubangui watershed
Country : CAR
Area: Fafa valleys
- Simulation of dredging and enlargement of Fafa river to enable the water transport.
- Feasibility study for the construction of a river port and a hydro electric generating plant at Bouca (CAR).
- Feasibility study for the leveling up of the access canal of Moissala (Chad) toward the Fafa River (Central African Republic).
- Feasibility study and technical design of crossing options at the water divide(Chari and Oubangui) through either a tunnel or an open canal in the mountain.
Country : CAR
Area: Ombella valleys
Length: to be defined taking into account the possibility to gain access
- Simulation of dredging and enlargement of Ombella river to enable the water transport.
Sector 2: River portion from Palambo to the oubangui – Congo water inlet
Country : CAR, DRC, CONGO
Area : Central African Republic/ downstream portion of the Palambo Dam
toward the Oubangui –Congo River inlet
- Feasibility study and available options for the deepening up and dredging of the river portion Palambo – Oubangui-Congo inlet.
- Feasibility study and alternative options for the clearing of silt and weeds of the river portion Palambo – Oubangui-Congo inlet.
- Feasibility study of the enlargement of the river portion Palambo – Oubangui-Congo inlet.
5. The invitation for Bids adheres to and follows the internaltional biding procedures.
6. The interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below
Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)
Address : P.O. Box. 727, N'Djamena, Chad
Telephone: (235) 252 - 41 - 45
Fax : (235) 252 - 41 -37
7. A complete set of bid documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non refundable fee of one thousand five hundred US dollars ($ 1,500). The payment shall be made through a certified bank draft or in cash. The bidding documents is obtained upon payment of a draft check to the above mentioned address or by express mail request,including non refundable expedition fees.
8. Bids must be delivered to the address above and acceptance of bids closes on the 25th October 2007 at 12H00 local (GMT + 1) . All bids must be accompanied by a bid security as specified in the tender document
Late bids will be rejected. The bidder is required to maintain his offer for a period of 90 days from the deadline of submission of bids.
9. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend in person the opening proceeding on the 25th October 2007 at 13H00 local time, inside the LCBC premise selected for the event.
10. The selection of the bidders shall be carried out in accordance with the criteria specified in the tender document
N`Djamena, the 23th July 2007
Engr. Muhammad Sani ADAMU