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Tender: Procurement Begins for Large-Scale Bolivia Hydro

Bolivian energy authorities launched bidding to advance development of a hydroelectric project in Cochabamba department that will have an installed capacity of almost 300MW. The plant would be located in Carrasco province with a projected inauguration scheduled in 2020. The government wants to make Bolivia an exporter of surplus energy, with about 70% of the country’s power supply to come from hydroelectric sources by 2025.

Earlier this year, Bolivia’s legislative assembly approved a bill that declares of national interest and priority development of the Ivirizu hydroelectric project in Cochabamba department.

In September, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales presided over the signing of a contract for US$550mn between central bank BCB and state power company Ende to finance construction of the project. 

First Tender

The first of two calls for the Ivirizu complex is for construction of the Sehuencas dam and access roads, and supply, installation and startup of hydromechanical equipment, according to a procurement notice from state power generator Eléctrica Valle Hermoso (EVH), a subsidiary of state power company Ende.

This package will cost an estimated 1.32bn bolivianos (US$190mn) and the winner will have 1,050 days to carry out the work.

Procurement Notice ( In Spanish) Here. 

Second Tender

The other call is for construction of water supply infrastructure for Sehuencas and the Juntas dam, access roads, and supply, installation and startup of associated hydromechanical equipment. This package of work will cost an estimated 737mn bolivianos and must be completed within 1,200 days.

Offers for both packages are due by February 10.

Procurement Notice ( In Spanish) Here. 

Harris Gomez Group has a specialised team of Legal and Commercial Professionals in Bolivia that work with foreign engineering and construction companies. Our team of specialist understand both Common and local laws which allows us to bridge the gaps that tend to arise when doing business in the Region. 

If you are interested or need any assistance, please contact Cody McFarlane – cmm@hgomezgroup.wwwaz1-lr5.supercp.com