Electricity System Upgrade and Expansion-Suriname



Solar PV Plants or Solar PV-Hybrid Power Plants in Nickerie and Coronie



The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Power Project (Electricity System Upgrade and Expansion) – Suriname and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement.  The Loan Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOS shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.

The NV Energiebedrijven Suriname (EBS) is the Executing Agency for the Project, and the Ministry of Finance, is responsible for the overall implementation of the project.  A Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established to coordinate the various activities within the Project.  The PMU intends to prequalify contractors for the construction of Solar PV Plants or Solar PV-Hybrid Power Plants in Nickerie and Coronie.  It is expected that invitations for bid will be issued in October 2018.

Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms which are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and is either:

  • more than 50% beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country or countries, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or
  • owned or controlled by the government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and operated under the commercial law of an eligible country and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of the CDB Guidelines for Procurement (2006).

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

The requirements for pre-qualification will include:

  • an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last three (3) years of United States dollars (US$) 6 million;
  • demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of US$ 750,000 equivalent; and
  • experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least one (1) PV Plant within the last five (5) years, with a value of at least US$ 1,000,000 and one (1) Hybrid Power Plant combining the management & control of two different energy generation within the last five (5) years, with a value of at least US$ 500,000 (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be successfully and substantially completed).

Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from the Project Management Unit at the first address below, Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A complete set of the prequalification documents in English may be obtained by interested applicants by sending an e-mail to cdb.projects@ebs.sr.

Prequalification submissions must be in English and must be submitted by 12.00 hours, local time on Wednesday 10th of October 2018.

The EBS reserves the right to accept or reject late applications as per 18.1 of Prequalification Data Sheet or to cancel the prequalification process. EBS will not be bound to assign any reason for not prequalifying any applicant and will not defray costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the pre-qualification documents.



The Employer is: NV Energiebedrijven Suriname

Attention: Jerry Aseja

Address: Noorderkerkstraat 2 – 14 (Head Office EBS)

City: Paramaribo

Country: Suriname

Electronic mail address: cdb.projects@ebs.sr





(2)   For clarification purposes, the Employer’s address is:

Attention: Erol Pamir

Address: Sarweystrasse 3

City: Stuttgart

ZIP Code: 70191

Country: Germany

Telephone: +49 711 8995 714

Facsimile number: +49 711 8995 459

Electronic mail address: erol.pamir@fichtner.de