Tender – New Tenders for July 2023



Country: Solomon Islands
Project Name: Emergency Generator procurement
Assignment Title: Design, Supply & Installation of Emergency Generators for Honiara Power System
  1. Background
    The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority, trading as Solomon Power (SP) is a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) responsible for the supply, distribution, and retail of electricity in Solomon Islands. The largest electricity network in the Solomon Islands (both in terms of the geographical coverage and electricity sales) is in Honiara, the Capital City of Solomon Islands. It current has a maximum demand of approximately 16 MW with projections that this would grow to 22 MW within the next ten years. The main generation plant for Honiara is located at Lungga, about 10 km from Honiara City. The Honiara
    power system consists of

    • Honiara Power stations with a total installed capacity of 32.1 MW
    • Six 33kV feeders interconnecting the power stations and substations
    • 33/11kV substations are at Lungga, Honiara, Ranadi, East Kola, Honiara East and White River
    • Eighteen 11kV distribution feeders

    As part of SP’s business continuity plans, the need for up to 6MW of diesel generator back up has been determined as required amount to ensure essential services are provided with power during the event of an unexpected disaster or significant shortfall of generation capacity. This is also considering existing network constraints.

    Solomon Power therefore invites interested firms to submit proposals for design, delivery and commissioning of up to 6MW of containerized diesel generators (preferable 2MW each) at nominated 33kV/11kV substations in the Honiara network.

  2. Objective of this assignment and its deliverables
    The Contractor is responsible to perform a detail assessment on site requirements on the proposed supply points in the Honiara network. This is to ensure the Contractor fully understand site requirements and then delivery of full set of Employers Requirements (Generator Technical Specifications provided as a separate document) for the emergency generator project. The Contractor will then issue a recommendation to SP on generators to be procured. Upon approval from SP, the Contractor will progress procurement.The Contractor is responsible for the complete installations up to commissioning of these emergency generators or as agreed upon contract formation. Inspection Test Plans, Commissioning Sheets, and completed commissioning documents will be required from the Contractor for approval by SP prior to full testing & commissioning.
  3. Duration
    The Supply of emergency generators assignment may run for a period of four (4) months (both in and out of country) or as agreed upon and is proposed to start in August 2023.
  4. Competence and Qualification
    SP invites eligible Suppliers or Contractors to indicate its interest in providing the required services. Interested Contractors or Suppliers Firms with qualified Consultants should provide information, demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.The Suppliers or Contractors, should possess the following qualification and experience to be suit the objectives of this assignment:

    • Contractors or Suppliers’ team must be familiar with international best practices in Diesel Generator power stations, 11kV/33kV cabling experience, 33/11 kV substations, transformer configurations and installations experiences, and earthing system configurations
    • More than 10 years’ experience in supplying and installing containerized emergency generators preferably in the Pacific region
  5. Selection
    Suppliers or Contractors may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is attached to this RFP.
  6. Application and Submission
    Interested eligible firms can obtain further information at the address below during office hours 8 am to 4:30 pm on business days, Monday to Friday. A pre-bid meeting will occur on Wednesday 28th June at 10 am Honiara, Solomon Islands time for interested parties.Submission must be delivered in written form by e-mail to Jeremy.Maneipuri@solomonpower.com.sb and cw.procurement@solomonpower.com.sb, or through Tender Link portal) by 4:30 pm on 12th July 2023, Solomon Islands time.