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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE TENDERING (ICT)


                       

REPUBLIC OF GHANA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS DEVELOPMENT

AND

GHANA RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN RAILWAY LINE PROJECT ON A BUILD OPERATE TRANSFER (BOT) BASIS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE TENDERING (ICT)
The Government of Ghana (“GoG”) has re-emphasised the need to involve the private sector in the development of public infrastructure by promoting a robust PPP agenda. In this regard, GoG, through the Ministry of Railways Development (“MoRD”) and the Ghana Railway Development Authority (“GRDA”), intends to pursue a PPP arrangement for the development of the Eastern Railway Line (i.e. from Accra to Kumasi and a branch line from Achimota to Tema) on a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis. The development of this project will be guided by the National PPP Policy dated June 2011.

The concept is to develop the Eastern Railway Line (i.e. from Tema Port/Accra to Kumasi) to modern standards in order to provide an alternative, faster, safer and more efficient mode of transportation for freight and passenger services. The implementation of the Eastern Railway Line Project will include the financing, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the 330km line as well as the provision of rolling stock, station upgrades, signalling and communication equipment.

It is expected that the Eastern Railway Line Project when implemented would:

  • Provide an efficient and safer alternative to the road network, which is already congested;
  • Enhance Ghana’s role as a transit corridor to landlocked neighbouring countries;
  • Enhance socio-economic and commercial development in the Ashanti Region and the Eastern Corridor; and;
  • Improve services to customers and reduce the cost of transport especially in trade to and from the hinterland and the Northern regions of Ghana.

GoG through the MoRD is therefore inviting prospective bidders (“firms”) to express their interest for the development of this PPP Project. The Expression of Interest should demonstrate the following:

  • The financial strength/capacity of the prospective bidder;
  • The prospective bidder’s technical experience/capacity in carrying out the above project on a BoT basis; and
  • Past experience of similar project.

Bidders may form consortiums with other firms to enhance their qualification and must include significant level of Ghanaian participation.

Interested bidders may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 17:00 hours GMT, Monday through Friday:

E-mail:         development@mrd.gov.gh

Tel. No.        +233 (0) 302904840

+233 (0) 302904841

+233 (0) 302904855

+233 (0) 302904850

One (1) Original copy and five (5) Photocopies of the Expressions of Interest must be hand-delivered to the address below by 15:00 hours GMT on Friday, 23rd February 2018.

The envelope must be clearly labeled on the outside ‘Expression of Interest for Development of the Eastern Railway Line Project on a Build Operate Transfer Basis and addressed to:

THE HON. MINISTER

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS DEVELOPMENT

3RD FLOOR

P.O. BOX MB 453, MINISTRIES

ACCRA, GHANA