Kenyan govt seeks two power engineering consultants

The government of Kenya, in conjunction with the implementing agencies, is implementing the Kenya Electricity Modernization Project (KEMP).

The project development objectives include:

(a) to increase access to electricity;

(b) to improve electricity service; and

(c) to strengthen Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) financial situation.

The project has four components, namely:

Component A: Improvement of Service Delivery and Reliability;
Component B: Revenue Protection Program;
Component C: Electrification Program; and
Component D: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
The implementing agencies for KEMP are KPLC, the Rural Electrification Authority (REA); and the Ministry of Energy (MoE).

MOE is responsible for implementation of the activities under Component D. The project is funded by World Bank under IDA CR 55870.

Tender details
The MoE is looking to recruit two Power Engineering Consultants (individual consultants) to assist in implementing these ongoing projects by providing technical expertise as well as in the preparation of future electricity infrastructure expansion. The consultancy will run for 24 months.

The detailed Terms of Reference for the assignment can be found at the following website:

The energy Ministry now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

The shortlisting criterion includes:

At leas t a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university;

Be registered as a professional Engineer;

At least 15 years’ experience in power systems planning, operation in a power utility or in the energy field of a government ministry;
At least five years’ experience working in similar assignments with donor funded projects;
Knowledge of, and preferably demonstrable relationships with energy sector stakeholders in Kenya
Experience working with and managing consultants;
Must have a working knowledge of economic and financial analysis including project evaluation and monitoring; and
Computer skills in power systems operation and planning.
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank planning’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 revised July 2014).

Complete expressions of interest documents in plain sealed envelopes with consultancy reference and name clearly marked on top should be delivered to the address below or placed in the tender box at the offices on the 24th floor, Nyayo House, Kenyatta Avenue in person, or by mail, by 25th April 2018 at 10.00 hours East African Time.