Cape Town issues tender to procure power from existing generators

Cape Town issues tender to procure power from existing generators

The City of Cape Town has issued another independent power tender with the intention to procure power from existing generators in line with its objective to mitigate against loadshedding.

CLOSING DATE: 8 April 2024

The City’s current priority is mitigating loadshedding, with short-term plans to protect against the first four stages of Eskom loadshedding by 2026.

A two-pronged procurement structure will be followed, allowing bidders to supplement dispatchable/reserve power with an optional self-dispatchable component (with the latter being at a lower cost than the prevailing Eskom Megaflex Tariff).

The maximum capacities envisaged (depending on the level of response and pricing), are 300MW of dispatchable/reserve power capacity and 200MW of self-dispatchable power capacity.

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Additional details

The contract period is three years and is subject to a Section 33 process.

The Tender Document (which includes the Form of Offer and Acceptance) completed in all respects, plus any additional supporting documents required, must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name and address of the tenderer, the endorsement:

TENDER NO. 131S/2023/24: Purchase of Power from Existing Generators for the City of Cape Town with the tender box number and the closing date indicated on the envelope.

The sealed envelope must be inserted into the appropriate official tender box before closing time.

A non-compulsory, but strongly recommended virtual clarification meeting will take place on 16 January 2024 at 10am via Skype.

The closing date for tender submissions is 8 April 2024.

Tender representative:

Name: SCM Practitioner
Telephone number: (021) 444 0398
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

For more information, access the full tender document.