Consultancy For Financing/Arranger Services And Legal Services

Lufubu Power Company Ltd, a newly incorporated Independent Power Producer intends to carry out, subject to final Government approvals, the development of a hydro power scheme on the Lufubu River located in the Northern Province of Zambia.

Lufubu Power Company Ltd is seeking the services of two Consulting firms to provide financial advisory, finance mobilization/arranging services and legal services for developing the hydropower scheme for the Lufubu hydro power scheme The project is expected to have generation infrastructure and the associated connecting transmission line(s) to the National grid.

CONSULTANT 1-Financial Advisory, Finance mobilisation and Arranging: The services to be provided shall include:

  • Review of existing documentation
  • General financial advisory services associated with the development
  • Mobilize funding as a single entity or in syndication
  • Project finance packaging, documentation and agreements
  • Assist in power off-taker agreements, negotiations and contracting
  • Liaison with Legal and Technical Consultants and other agencies

CONSULTANT 2- Legal Services: The services to be provided shall include the following:

  • Review of existing documentation
  • Project legal documentation, packaging and agreements
  • Assist in Lender negotiations and agreements
  • Process land and licensing agreements
  • Assist in power off-taker agreements, negotiations and contracting
  • Assist in contractor agreements, negotiations and contracting
  • Liaison with Financial and Technical Consultants and other agencies

To be eligible Consultants will have to satisfy the following minimum criteria:

Consultant I:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in power projects with a value greater than $100m
  • Experience in Advisory, mobilizing and arranging power project finance up to financial close for at least three (3)projects each of a value greater than $100 m
  • Experience in successfully working with Export Credit Agencies
  • Experience and availability of staff with appropriate skills, with CVs for at least four key staff
  • Annual reports with balance sheet/financial statements for the last three years Consultant 2:
  • Minimum of 10 year’s experience in power projects with a value greater than $100m
  • Experience in legal packaging and processing to completion relating to power project lenders, off-takers and contractors for at least three (3) projects with a value greater than $100 m
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of the Zambian Legal, Regulatory and Fiscal framework
  • Experience and availability of staff with appropriate skills, with CVs for at least four key staff
  • Annual reports with balance sheet/financial statements for the last three years

Interested Consultants must provide their expression of interest (EOI) along with information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptions of similar projects, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications and use of Zambian associates and sub-consultants is encouraged. A maximum of four (4) Consultants shall be short listed for each category on Quality Based Selection. Shortlisted Consultants shall be expected to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Upon signing the Agreement, the Consultants shall receive a full Request For Proposal (RFP) document.

Date Request First Issued: Tuesday 7 October 2014

Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest: 1700hrs Local time on Tuesday 28 October 2014 Contact Person: Aaron S Nyirenda, Lufubu Power Company Ltd

Please submit EOI electronically to: Email: info@lufubupower.c6m.zm. Copy to: asmateyo@gmail.com , and hard copy submission to: Lufubu Power Company Limited. c/o Pldt 6881B, Katima Mulilo Road, Olympia Lusaka, Zambia