IFB AND NUMBER: ZESCO/040/15: PROCUREMENT OF METER READING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLETE WITH METERS, SERVERS, COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE

ZESCO Limited has set aside  financing towards the cost of  the procurement of meter reading and Management system complete with meters, servers, computers and software. ZESCO Limited intends to upgrade the Metering of its transmission network by implementing the Advanced Metering (AMI. The ZESCO electrical power transmission network extends from the power up-a points power stations to the distribution points to bulk power customers, ZESCO bulk supply points to distribution.
ZESCO Limited now Invites sealed bids from eligible and Interested bidders for subject tender.In order to ensure successful implementation of the system and sustained relationship with system developers, bidders/lead part In a partnership must be manufacturers of the system.
Bidding will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding (XCB) procedures specified in the Public procurement Act No. 12 of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2011. Foreign bidders are required to partner with citizen or local bidders. The term citizen or local bidder is defined in the Public Procurement Act No. 12 of 2008.
This tender has domestic preference for bidders registered with the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) as follows:
i)    Citizen Influenced Company — Four percent
ii)    Citizen Empowered Company – Eight percent
iii)    Citizen Owned Company – Twelve percent
iv)    Domestically manufactured goods by a citizen influenced, citizen-empowered and citizen-owned company – Fifteen percent.
Eligible bidders may obtain further information from ZESCO Limited, Office of the Senior Manager – Procurement and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 08:00 to 12:30 hours and from 14:00 to 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday. Qualifications and award requirements are provided in the Bidding Documents.
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English should be purchased by interested bidders at the address I below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K1,000.00 or its equivalent in any freely convertible! currency. The method of payment will be Cash or Bank (Managers) cheque issued by a recognized I Commercial Bank acceptable to the Purchaser.All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 2% of the Bid Sum duly signed and valid for at least 120 days from date of bid opening.
Bids clearly marked and bold labelled “ZESCO/040/15: PROCUREMENT OF METER READING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLETE WITH METERS, SERVERS, COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE” must be delivered in the Tender at the address given below on or before 10:30 hours, Friday 19th June 2015. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person immediately thereafter. HOWEVER, TELEGRAPHIC AND/OR ELECTRONIC BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The address (es) referred to above are:
(i) For Inspection and Purchase of Bidding Documents ZESCO Limited
Attention: Brian C. Kambole, Senior Manager – Procurement,
Ground Floor, Regional Control Centre Building, Adjacent to ZESCO Filling Station,
Stand Number 6949, Great East Road,
P.O. Box 33304,10101, Lusaka, Zambia.
Fax: +260 (211) 223971
(ii) For Clarifications of Bidding Documents ZESCO Limited
Attention: Brian C. Kambole, Senior Manager – Procurement, Ground Floor, Regional Control Centre Building, Adjacent to ZESCO Filling Station,
P.O. Box 33304,10101, Lusaka, Zambia.
Fax: +260(211)223971
Email: procurement@zesco.co.zm

(iii) For Submission of Bids ZESCO Limited
Ground Floor, Tender Box, Regional Control Centre Building, Adjacent to ZESCO Fitting Station,
Stand Number 6949, Great East Road, P.O. Box 33304,10101, Lusaka, Zambia.

(Iv) For Opening of Bids ZESCO Limited
Auditorium, Ground Floor, Regional Control Centre Building, Adjacent to ZESCO Fti’ing Station,
Stand Number 6949, Great East Road,
P.O. Box 33304,10101, Lusaka, Zambia.

BRIAN C. KAMBOLE
SENIOR MANAGER PROCUREMENT