CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DISTRIBUTION NETWORK REFURBISHMENT AND STRENGTHENING AND LAST-MILE CONNECTIONS
The United Republic of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals (MoWEM) of Zanzibar, intends to implement the Zanzibar Energy Sector Transformation and Access Project (ZESTA) with financing from the World Bank. The objective of the proposed project is to expand access to reliable and efficient electricity services and to scale up renewable energy generation in Zanzibar. The project will be implemented over a period of six years. The project will be implemented by Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (ZECO) and the Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals (MoWEM) of Zanzibar. ZECO will implement Component 1, Component 2, and relevant parts of Component 3, while MoWEM will implement the bulk of Component 3. ZECO and MoWEM will each establish a dedicated Project Implementation Unit headed by a Project Manager and Project Coordinator respectively, and supported by staff with requisite technical, fiduciary, and social and environmental safeguards skills. Specifically this provision of Consultancy Services is for the proposed distribution network refurbishment and strengthening and household last-mile connectivity scale-up in Zanzibar will consist of (a) conducting necessary surveys, feasibility studies, environmental and social safeguards studies, and any required investigations and tests; (b) technical appraisal and packaging of the subprojects, (c) preparation of engineering designs; (d) preparation of bidding documents for the different work streams; (e) support to the Client during the procurement phase; and (e) construction supervision, contract monitoring including periodic monitoring and reporting on environmental and social safeguards aspects, and support to the Client during the Defects Liability Period (DLP).
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