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Call for proposals: Feasibility Study for Rural Electrification in Tanzania

(Source: ESI Africa and REA)

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) and the Rural Energy Agency (REA) announced their plans to power 58 villages in Arusha region as part of the Tanzania Rural Electrification Expansion Program (TREEP). To do so, the Government of Tanzania received a loan from the World Bank as part of its Lighting Africa programme.

Prior to facilitating the grid extension, Tanesco and REA are seeking partners to carry out a Reviewing Feasibility Study as well as other management and supervision services for TREPP’s projects. REA launched an open call that accepts expression of interests from consulting firms until April 6, 2017. To learn more about the elegibility requirements and application process, click here.

The aim of this assignment is to improve the efficiency of the TREPP by providing the needed assistance to REA and Tanesco in carrying out the grid extension program including its overall management and supervision. Through TREEP, the Tanzanian government plans to achieve about 1.3 million connections in rural areas (including public facilities), increase the average access rate to electricity from the current 67 percent to 90 percent by 2022. In doing so, the government hopes to provide job opportunities to youth by lighting homes and setting up small-scale industries.

Interested consulting firms may obtain further information from the Office of the Secretary, REA Tender Board, Mawasiliano Towers, Sam Nujoma Road, P. O. Box 7990 Dar Es Salaam, Telephone: +255 22 2412001-3/ Fax: +255 22 2412007, Email: info@rea.go.tz from 09.00 to 15.00 hrs on Monday to Friday inclusive except on public holidays.

 

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