General Procurement Notice: Dominica Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project


The World Bank, following approval of the project financing, have now approved the General Procurement Notice for publication on the World Bank and UNDB websites.  This is the first step of the procurement process.

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IDA Credit No. 6376-DM, CTF Grant No.TFA9532, CTF Grant No.TFA9533, DFID Grant No. TFA9545, SIDS DOCK Grant No. TFA9531

The Dominica Geothermal Development Company Ltd through the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is to receive financing to the amount of US$ 39,153,000 equivalent from the World Bank towards the Project cost for the Dominica Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services to be procured under this Project. The Project is structured in the following three components:

Component 1: Development of Domestic Geothermal Power Generation Capacity

This entails construction of a small geothermal power plant (SGPP) in the Roseau Valley, including a 7 MW power plant and the associated steam field above-ground systems, based on the existing well inventory that has been drilled by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.  This Component is to be procured under ICB procedures and prequalification of suppliers and contractors will not be required.

It includes the following elements in a single contract:

  • Steamfield piping systems including a steam/brine separator and pressure control system;
  • Two geothermal generating units of minimum 3.0MW each, using either steam condensing plant or Organic Rankine Cycle plant, plus all power plant auxiliary systems as required;
  • Electrical connections to the existing 11kV distribution system;
  • Power station buildings including administration, control room, stores, workshops, and visitors centre;
  • All site development plus installation and commissioning of the power plant equipment;
  • Operations and Maintenance support for a period of two years.

Component 2: Contingent Financing in Aid of Additional Drilling

Under this component, funds are set aside to finance the drilling of additional (make-up) production and/or reinjection wells in case the productivity/injectivity of existing wells declines below an acceptable level.  If there are indications of loss of well productivity/injectivity during project implementation which affects the performance of the power plant, the financing will be utilized for contingent drilling ahead of the production decline.  

Component 3: Technical Assistance for Advancing LGPP to Development Status and Soliciting Private Sector Investment

This component is expected to finance extensive technical assistance to help assess the viability of a larger geothermal power plant (LGPP) to feed electricity exports to neighbouring islands, and eventually develop a roadmap for its development.  

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) revised in November 2017 and August 2018(Procurement Regulations) and is open to all eligible firms and individuals  as defined in the Procurement Regulations.[1] After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection. 

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business, on the World Bank’s external website, dgMarket, Caribbean News Now, The Chronicle.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Borrower at the address below: