Eol in Development and Implementation of the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati Railway Project under a PPP Model

Type : Tender ( EOI ) 

 

Category : Engineering & Construction , Other Engineering services

Ref No :

By : RWANDA TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Closing : Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:00

Eligibility :  East African Community

 

RWANDA TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

P.O Box 6674 Kigali – Rwanda/ African Union Boulevard/ Email: info@rtda.gov.rw/ KIGALI

 

THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI, REPUBLIC OF RWANDA AND UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA 

Kigali, 16 July 2015   RefNo: 1470/Corp/015

 

Dar Es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) Railway Project

PROVISION FOR THE FINANCING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MAINTE­NANCE OF THE DIKKM RAILWAY UNDER A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) MODEL

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Eol)

 

The Governments of the Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda, and United Republic of Tanzania (the Partner States) have jointly agreed to construct a new standard gauge railway line from Dar es Salaam to Isaka to Kigali with a link to Burun­di that will run from Keza to Musongati via Gitega. The new railway line will facilitate the efficient movement of freight and passenger traffic, provide access to the port of Dar es Salaam (DSM) and reduce transportation costs within the partner states. It will also attract and/or facilitate the enhanced under­taking of various economic activities, i.e. mining, agriculture and industrial development.

The project involves a new standard gauge (1435mm) line from Dar es Salaam to Isaka (970 km) which will largely par­allel the existing meter gauge (1000 mm) Central corridor railway and in some locations be constructed within-the right-of-way of the existing line. Together with new Greenfield lines from Isaka to Kigali (494km) and Keza to Musongati (197km).

An extensive feasibility study was carried out by Canarail and Gibb Africa and completed in March 2014 which present­ed viable project options together with a number recommen­dations for the required Institutional and Legal framework and PPP Options.

The Partner States acting through the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (“RTDA”) are seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable qualified and experienced firms (single company, consortium or joint venture) which have the cap4city to finance, design, construct, operate, maintain (or some com­bination of those responsibilities) the 1,661 km DIKKM Rail­way described above under a PPP arrangement. This request for Eol is issued jointly by the Partner States in accordance with the guidelines of the Rwanda Public Procurement Act for pro­curement of investors.

Interested entities are requested to provide information showing their legal status, professional capabilities and expe­rience in the financing, design, construction and maintenance of railways, preferably within a PPP model. Minimum infor­mation requirements are included in the full “Eol document” available on the DIKKM website at www.dikkmrail.com and www.rtda.gov.rw

The DIKKM Railway website (www.dikkmrail.com) in­cludes access to an “Investors Brief” providing additional data on the project including potential PPP options.

CPCS of Canada has been engaged by the Partner States to assist in structuring the PPP transaction and in selecting Partners from the Private sector to implement the PPP

Entities interested in participating in the planned solicita­tion process should submit two copies of their sealed Eol (in English) marked “Eol in Development and Implementation of the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati Railway Project under a PPP Model” to:

The Director General,

 

Rwanda Transport Development Agency

P.O. Box 6674 Kigali-Rwanda

E-mail: info@rtda.gov. rw

Not later than 11:00 AM on Friday, 14th August 2015

 

9. After receipt of the Eols, telephone interviews will be sched­uled with some or all of the respondents. An evaluation of the Eols will be performed, and a short list selected of the poten­tial private partners. Thereafter, a Request for Proposals (RfP) will be issued to the shortlisted entities.

Done at Kigali, on 16 July, 2015

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