ADB Loan No.: 200200003401

AGTF Loan No.: 5050200000551


Assignment Title : Consultancy Services for the conduct of Demand Assessment, development of FEED (Front – End – Engineering – Design) and preparation of bidding documents for the 8 Universities in Phase III projects under Energizing Education Programme (EEP).

Reference No.: REA-NEP/AfDB/C/QCBS/04/19

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a loan towards the cost of Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP). The Rural Electrification Agency, the implementation Agency of the FGN, intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payment under the contract for the Consultancy Services for Development of FEED (Front – End – Engineering – Design) and Preparation of bidding documents for the 8 Universities in Phase III projects under Energizing Education Programme (EEP).

The consulting services (“the Services”) include :

  1. Perform energy demand analysis at all 8 universities ;
  2. Evaluate the MV/LV distribution network at all 8 universities in order to identify required actions for the distribution network upgrade to accommodate the proposed power solutions ;
  3. Provide assessments on streetlight distribution infrastructure at all 8 universities and provide designs on new streetlight infrastructure ;
  4. Perform investment grade energy audits and propose energy efficiency measures to be implemented ;
  5. Design of Solar Hybrid PV Power Plants using Homer, PVsyst or other accredited design software ;
  6. Design of Gas Fired Power Plants using Etap or accredited design software ;
  7. Provide architectural and structural designs for Workshop and Training Centre for renewable energy and recommend the equipment to be outfitted ;
  8. Provide transient stability analysis on the distribution network on ingress of proposed power plant using ETAP power analysis software (or any other software of equivalent capability) and suggest the best connection mechanisms ;
  9. Development of Technical Specifications for the power plants, the distribution network and street lighting on a site by site basis ; and
  10. Conduct Financial Pre-Feasibility Studies based on the above technical specs.

The implementation period for the assignment is Six (6) Months.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following web site :

The Rural Electrification Agency- AfDB Project Management Unit (REA-AfDB PMU) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing these Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The shortlisting criteria are :

The firm to provide the consulting service shall have the following qualification and experience :

  1. The consulting firm must be a registered Engineering Consultancy Firm and shall have at least 10 years of cumulative experience in design and installation of Solar Hybrid PV Power Plants and Gas Fired Power Plants ;
  2. Must have at least 5 years’ experience in developing and operating utility scale solar PV and gas fired power construction projects ;
  3. Must have worked as independent consulting engineer in at least 5 solar projects larger than 5 MWp and total track record more than 10 MWp and gas fired power constructions ;
  4. Must have a track record in grid interconnection at 11 KV or more for at least two (2) projects ;
  5. Must have a track record in civil works for at least two (2) solar PV projects and two (2) gas fired projects ;
  6. Must have conducted two (2) Energy Demand audits for distribution systems ; and
  7. Evidence of having used ETAP power analysis software or equivalent to perform analysis on the distribution network to ensure energy efficiency and stability of the network and proof of project where such analysis has been performed.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” May 2008 Edition Revised July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website at

Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours i.e. 0800 to 1700 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by 20th February 2020.

Rural Electrification Agency (REA)AfDB/NEP- Ground & 1st Floor- Right Wing

Attn: Mr. Kenny Anuwe- Head -PMU

No. 16, Umaru Dikko Street, Jabi

Abuja ; Nigeria

Tel: +234 817 217 2915

E-mail :