Background: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is seeking consultants for two energy procurement opportunities in Senegal. One project’s goal is to strengthen and increase the reliability of Senegal’s high-voltage transmission network, and the other aims to extend the electrical grid in areas with high economic potential, but low connection rates. Senegal is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies, yet economic growth and progress are constrained by the high cost of electricity to grid-connected firms and low access to electricity in peri-urban and rural areas.
In response to these obstacles, the Government of Senegal and MCC signed a $540 million Compact in 2009 to implement programs that would reduce poverty through economic growth. The partnership, Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Senegal, was executed over a five-year period between 2010 and 2015.
Following a successful implementation of its first Compact and achieving significant improvements on the promotion of democracy and the fight against corruption, Senegal signed a second $600 million Compact in December 2018. As part of this second Compact, MCC is looking for qualified American companies to bid on Senegal’s energy projects.
Consultants will be selected under the Quality and Cost-Based Selection Method (SFQC), an evaluation procedure in accordance with the MCC Program Contracting Guidelines. The selection process includes the review and verification of qualifications and past performance, and references prior to the award of the Contract.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation is a bilateral foreign aid agency established by the U.S. Congress in 2004.
Link for more information: http://www.ucf-mcasn.com/
Point of Contact:
Senegal II Procurement Agency