South Sudan has invited bidders for the construction of solar-powered water supply systems in areas of Juba city. The bids are invited through South Sudan Urban Water Corporation (SSUWC). The project entails two dams with 100m^3 capacity and two dams whose capacity is 50m^3. Additionally, the project will have three steel reservoirs with 10m and 15m high steel towers.
Eligible bidders are requested to place their bids to the International Open Competitive Bidding (OCBI). The bidding procedures are articulated in the African Development Bank’s procurement framework. Bidding is open to all willing and capable bidders.
Interested bidders can obtain more information about the project from SSUWC and from the project procurement officer. Additionally, bidding documents may be inspected during working hours from 9 am to 5 pm. Furthermore, an English-versioned bidding document can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $50.
Procurement procedure for the solar-powered water supply system
The payment method at SSUWC will be cash at the cashier. A document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery. Additionally, the local delivery courier can be provided if deemed convenient by any bidder. Bids must be addressed and delivered before 18 July 2023 at 12pm. Importantly, any late bids will automatically be rejected.
The solar-powered water supply systems will be installed on eight boreholes which will be producing the water. Additionally, the supply systems will be installed with water tap stands at strategic positions. Moreover, air valves, associated chambers and washouts will be prioritized in the solar-powered water supply systems. Pipes and fittings as well as installation of bulk flow meters will be installed on the intended chemical and pump houses. The chemical and pump houses will be constructed in the solar-powered water supply system to ease the water supply.
The project is anticipated to create many job opportunities both directly and indirectly.