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Lead batteries

Published 12/07/2019

Location Unknown

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Tender Details
Reference2019/S 133-326381
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementCompetitive procedure with negotiation
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLead batteries
Solar panels
Date Published12th Jul 2019

Location Unknown

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Infraco Africa Ltd
6 Bevis Marks
United Kingdom
Contact person: Samantha Meen
NUTS code: UKI31

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Off Grid Power Sierra Leone Ltd
49 Johnson Street, Aberdeen
Sierra Leone
Contact person: Stefan Trittler
NUTS code: 00

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Voluntary, Government owner requires compliance to OJEU process
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Electrification

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Design and Supply of Twenty-One (21) Off-grid Power Assets for Sierra Leone

II.1.2)Main CPV code
31421000 - CB13
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Containerized power supply systems for village electrification projects in Sierra Leone.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Sierra Leone.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender focuses on power assets for 21 unelectrified communities in the southeast of Sierra Leone, which:

— range approx from 20 kWp to 150 kWp with 100 kWh to 500 kWh battery capacity,

— are based on high-quality lead acid batteries and top-class equipment providers,

— need to be grid-forming and have blackstart functionality (off-grid system),

— shall be supplied as easy-to-install/pre-assembled containerized solutions,

— include all needed equipment to connect the distribution grid (load) to any future Diesel Generators, or even the national grid,

— requires a total volume of ~1,7 MWp PV capacity and ~4,9 MWh Battery capacity.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group which is funded by several governments including the Secretary of State for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Integrity, financial standing, technical references and ability, professional references and ability.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
Accelerated procedure

Supplies are urgently needed to comply with commitments to deliver under a third party project. With the long lead times (up to six months) typical of battery procurements, an accelerated procedure is our best option of completing this project on time and under budget.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/07/2019
Local time: 18:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 02/08/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This Contract Notice is placed by InfraCo Africa on behalf of Off Grid Power SL, a wholly owned subsidiary of leading microgrid developer, PowerGen Renewable Energy. InfraCo Africa is an investor in Off Grid Power SL. The actual procurement contract will be awarded to the successful tenderer by Off Grid Power SL.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Infraco Africa Ltd
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
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Tender Details
Reference2019/S 133-326381
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementCompetitive procedure with negotiation
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyLead batteries
Solar panels
Date Published12th Jul 2019