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Ghana - Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit Feasibility Study

Solicitation Number: 2011-11016A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Aug 19, 2011 12:50 pm
POC Nina Patel, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009
***Please do not contact contracts office***

Proposal Submission Place:
Mr. Alfred Ahenkorah
Energy Commission
Frema House, Plot No. 40, Spintex Road
Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233 302-813-763

The Ghana Energy Commission (Grantee), invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study on the deployment of a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Storage and Regasification Unit in Ghana.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided a grant in the amount of US $691,000 to the Grantee in accordance with a grant agreement dated June 13th 2011 to fund the Feasibility Study (FS). The FS would assist the Grantee in determining the cost effectiveness and technical viability of the emplacement of a ship-mounted liquefied natural gas import terminal, storage, and regasification unit, including the accompanying infrastructure, such as mooring and pipelines, required to transmit the gas to shore. The Grantee is soliciting technical proposals from qualified U.S. firms to provide expert consulting services to perform the Feasibility Study.

The project is a high priority for the Government of Ghana, and would help Ghana meet its rapidly growing demand for gas to fuel the country's thermal power plants. Presently, supply shortages and disruptions are leaving many power plants without a reliable source of fuel, and many power plants are substituting less environmentally friendly liquid fuels such as diesel and heavy fuel oil. The project would allow the Government of Ghana to import LNG from the international market to supplement Ghana's gas supply and ensure the reliable delivery of fuel to the country's power plants, and facilitate the use of cleaner burning natural gas. The Project's total estimated cost is $200- $250 million and it would be implemented by a competitively selected private sector operator.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $691,000 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 a background definitional mission/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.

Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 4:00 p.m. local time, October 21, 2011 at the above address. 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.

Added: Sep 27, 2011 4:30 pm
This modification/amendment is to inform interested U.S. companies that under the Ghanaian Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), a person or company which puts in a bid for the Feasibility Study is not eligible to put in a second bid for works to implement the findings of the Feasibility Study to avoid unfair competition whereby a bidder gains undue advantage over others because of prior knowledge of the project.

Any bidders who have already submitted a proposal may withdraw the proposal from consideration or resubmit the proposal with any additional edits before the deadline, or the already submitted proposal will be retained for review by the Grantee.
Added: Oct 07, 2011 12:17 pm
Please note the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended from October 21, 2011 to November 4, 2011. Any bidders who have already submitted a proposal may resubmit before the new deadline, or their already submitted proposal will be retained for review.
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
Nina Patel
Phone: (703) 875-4357