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Special studies and analysis - not R&D NAICS Code: 541 -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services/541690 -- Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600 Arlington, VA 22209-3901 Tel: (703) 875-4357 Fax: (703) 875-4009 Email: Proposal Submission Place: Mr. Sasha Israni Managing Director Royal Power Integrated & General Services LTD Plot 1218 B, Sam Adegbite Close, Off Amodu Ojikutu Street Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria Phone: +234 01 - 2710512 Email: The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study to assess the technical and financial requirements for building a 275 MW simple cycle gas-fired power plant for Royal Power Integrated & General Services Limited. In order to meet its rising energy demands, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) has developed the Vision 2020 Initiative with the goal of adding 40,000 MW in on-grid and off-grid generation capacity. With the privatization of Nigeria's distribution companies (DISCOs), the GoN has liberalized its power sector to encourage the entrance of independent power producers (IPPs). Royal Power Integrated & General Services LTD is a Nigerian registered independent power producer with expertise in the power generation industry and as such, must obtain a generation license from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ("NERC"), which requires: (1) a feasibility study with an associated financial model; (2) an environmental impact assessment ("EIA") report approved by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing, and Urban Development; (3) a load evacuation report approved by the Transmission Company of Nigeria ("TCN"); and (4) a land ownership title. The Feasibility Study will support Royal Power in obtaining the required power generation license to facilitate a purchase power agreement with NBET for the construction of a 275 MW simple cycle gas-fired power plant. The Feasibility Study would help Royal Power Integrated & General Services LTD in addressing the technical and financial feasibility analyses that are required to obtain a power generation license from the Federal Government of Nigeria to support the implementation and operation of a 275 MW simple cycle gas-fired power plant located in Lagos State, Nigeria. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $667,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to: Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals. Please note the following question has been answered: Question: "If an entity within the US participates in this study, would that entity or affiliated entities then be prohibited from being able to participate in sales (equipment or otherwise) for the project?" Answer: "Please advise the bidder that their participation in the study does NOT limit their future scope by way of supplies etc on the project." Contracting Office Address: 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600 Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901 Primary Point of Contact.: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA - 1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1600 Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 703-875-4357 Fax: 703-875-4009