Tender – March 2023



Country: Solomon Islands
Project/Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for Water Treatment Plant Assessment at Lungga Power Station
TOR: Water Treatment Plant Assessment Study for Lungga
  1. Background and sector context:
    The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) trading as Solomon Power (SP) is a vertically integrated state owned enterprise that owns, maintains and operates the national electricity grid in the Solomon Islands.The largest electricity network in the Solomon Islands (both in terms of the geographical coverage and electricity sales) is in Honiara, with a maximum demand of approximately 16 MW is recorded to date and is projected to 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

    One of the key supporting elements that assists to enhance the operational condition of the generator is the availability of treated water. This plays a vital role in optimizing engine operational temperature and therefore useful life of the generators at large. It assists to reduce the exhaust temperature through cooling of the oil cooler plates and helps the charge air cooler to cool the incoming air hence, maximizing the engine power output. Apart from enhancing the power output, clean and treated water also enables engine parts to reach the maximum factory expected lifespan.

    At present, the Old Lungga Power station Generators are directly supplied by untreated water. This advert therefore seeks qualified engineering firms to be engaged for the design, procurement and installation of Water Treatment Plant at Lungga Power Station.

  2. Objective of the study and deliverables for this assignment
    The objective of this assignment is to provide a detailed investigation of the current water treatment plants and associated accessories in the New and Old Lungga powerhouses and provide relevant recommendations on a replacement or upgrade for the entire water reticulation and treatment system. The water treatment plant upgrade should be a centralized solution to ensure the efficient operation of current and proposed Diesel Generation system.
  3. Duration
    The Consultancy assignment may run for a period of six months (both in and out of country) or as agreed upon and is proposed to commence in July 2023.
  4. Competence and Qualification
    The SP invites an eligible Consultant to indicate its interest in providing the required services. Interested individuals or Consultancy Firms with qualified Consultants should provide information, demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.The consultant’s team must be familiar with international best practices in water treatment facilities for preferably Diesel Powered Stations.The Consultant should possess the following qualification and experience to be suit the objectives of this assignment:

    • Design Engineers with minimum 10 years’ minimum experience in designing and implementing water treatment plants for Diesel Generator power systems and demonstrated experience in delivering similar projects in the Pacific region
  5. Selection
    Consultants 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.A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Solomon Power Tendering and Procurement policies and Manual.The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is attached to this EOI.
  6. Application and Submission
    Interested eligible firm or consultant can obtain further information at the address below during office hours 8 am to 4:30 pm on business days, Monday to Friday.Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by e-mail to Jeremy.Maneipuri@solomonpower.com.sb and cw.procurement@solomonpower.com.sb , or through Tender Link portal) by 10am on 12th May 2023, Solomon Islands time.

SIEA Head Office
Attention: Martin Sam, Chief Engineer
P.O. Box 6, Ranadi, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Telephone: +677 42480
Mobile: +677 7494521
Fax: +677 39472
E-mail: martin.sam@solomonpower.com.sb



Employer: Solomon Islands Electricity Authority trading as Solomon Power
Tender No. and Title: SPBD-02/2023: Fiber Optic Commercialisation Consultancy Service
Deadline for Submission of Bids: 10:00am on Friday 19th May 2023
Issued on: 1st May 2023
  1. Sealed Tenders are invited by the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority T/A Solomon Power (“the Employer”) from reputable Consulting firms/individual Local and or Overseas, for the “Tender for Fibre Optic Commercialisation Consultancy Service”.
  2. Eligible Bidder(s) should be a legally registered firm/ Individual with valid Business Licence operating locally or overseas.
  3. The Bidder submission must demonstrate extensive experience and excellent history of undertaking similar works.
    Schedule to the invitation of tender:

    No Item Details
    1 Tender No. SPBD-02/2023
    2 Time and last date of depositing Tender/Bid 10:00am Friday 19 May 2023
    3 Minimum Price Validity of Bid Offer 120 days
    4 Details of Goods/Services to be supplied Refer to Tender Scope
    5 Website address www.solomonpower.com
    6 Email address fiberconsultancy@solomonpower.com.sb
  4. Intending eligible Bidder(s) may obtain Tender Documents by emailing fiberconsultancy@solomonpower.com.sb
  5. A tender box will be available at Solomon Power Head Office for hardcopy submission. All softcopies can be sent via Tenderlink Electronic Tender Box at: www.tenderlink.com/solomonpower/
  6. Opening of bid will take place immediately after the deadline of bid submission in the presence of Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend.

Request for Quotation

SOLOMON POWER invites Respondents to submit a Response to this RFP for the supply of diesel and/or lubricants to the locations where Solomon Power (SP) has its power generation facilities. Ideally SP is seeking competitive offers that provide end to end management of the supply chain from initial supply through to management of the on-site storage at each generating location until its use.

Responses should be received no later than Noon on Friday 2 June 2023 (Solomon Islands Time) and must be emailed to tenders@solomonpower.com.sb

Email Subject ‘Petroleum Product and Lubricant Supply. RFP NO: 01052023FUEL

Any Responses received after Noon on Friday 2 June 2023 (Solomon Island Time) may not be accepted or evaluated.


If Respondents have questions in relation to the requirements in this RFP, these should be emailed to SP (tenders@solomonpower.com.sb) and copied to Envisory Limited (steve@envisory.co.nz).

A Public Opening of will occur on the Friday 2nd June 2023 at 12.30pm-Solomon Islands Time at Solomon Power’s Ranadi Headquarters.