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Transaction advisory services to the Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited for the proposed Lusaka west water supply PPP project

Location

Africa

Company

PIDG

PIDG TA

About PIDG:

The Private Infrastructure Development Group encourages and mobilises private sector investment in infrastructure in the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-East Asia, with a particular focus on poor and fragile countries. PIDG develops innovative solutions to help promote economic development and combat poverty. PIDG is an organisation that supports infrastructure development in the world’s poorer countries through a variety of companies including the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (“EAIF”), GuarantCo Limited (“GuarantCo”), InfraCo Africa Limited (“InfraCo Africa”), InfraCo Asia Developments PTE Ltd (“InfraCo Asia”), The Private Infrastructure Development Group Limited (“PIDG Ltd”) and the Technical Assistance Fund (“TAF”, together the “PIDG Companies”).

Further information about PIDG and the PIDG Companies can be found at https://cms.pidg.org. PIDG company Operating Policies and Procedures can be found here.

Background and scope:

Through its upstream support programme, PIDG Technical Assistance (PIDG TA) is working with Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company (LWSC) to develop the Lusaka West Water Supply Project (LWWSP), a proposed bulk water supply project, through a PPP model. PIDG signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with LWSC in February 2023 outlining the technical assistance support programme. As part of this programme, PIDG intends to finance the preparation of a prefeasibility and preparatory study and financial model to analyze the technical, financial and environmental sustainability of the project, and thereafter, to prepare a transaction structure and develop a public procurement programme for the LWWSP. PIDG TA will provide a grant to enable LWSC to procure a transaction advisor for the project. The transaction advisor will be contracted by PIDG TA, and the funds will be held and managed by PIDG TA and will be paid to the transaction advisor by PIDG TA following completion of defined milestones.

Request for Expression of Interest:

PIDG TA would like to invite transaction advisors to express their interest in the opportunity to provide transaction advisory services for the Lusaka West Water Supply Project (LWWSP). The complete request for expression of interest can be found here. Expressions of interest must be written in English and delivered by email to the following email address: PIDGTAPROCUREMENT@PIDG.ORG, not later than 8th April 2024 at 16:00 (Central African Time) and must be clearly marked: “TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES TO THE LUSAKA WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE PROPOSED LUSAKA WEST WATER SUPPLY PPP PROJECT”.

Proposed Procurement Timeline:
Action Date
1 Publication of Expression of Interest on PIDG Website 6th March 2024
2 Question & Answer Period Ends 24th March 2024
3 Due Date for Receipt of Expressions of Interest 21st April 2024
4 Notification by PIDG of the Tenderers selected to proceed to the next stage (the shortlist) 4th May 2024

 

Please find link to Addendum 1.

To apply:

Please submit responses to PIDGTAPROCUREMENT@PIDG.ORG

 

Please note:

The addenda in respect of bidders’ queries is posted on the Lusaka Water website, at the following link: http://lwsc.com.zm/tenders