To be innovative and efficient power utility driving the socio-economic
transformation of Bhutan.
To provide affordable, adequate, reliable and quality electricity services to
Culture & Value
Integrity, mutual respect for each other, professionalism, accountability,
care, and “Tha Dhamtse”.
Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC)
was formed as an offshoot of the erstwhile
Department of Power, the then Ministry
of Trade and Industry and was launched as
Public Utility Company on 1st July 2002
with an objective that the corporatization
of the utility functions would lead to greater
efficiency and better delivery of electricity
supply services in the power sector.
Later, the Ownership was transferred to Druk
Holding and Investment Limited (DHI), the
commercial arm of the Royal Government of
Bhutan, established in 2007 upon issuance
of Royal Charter in 2007 “to hold and
manage the existing and future investments
of the Royal Government for the long term
benefit of the people of Bhutan”
Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) is pleased to invite Single Stage Single Envelope sealed bids from eligible contractors for the turnkey package for supply, construction, testing and commissioning of 132 kV double circuit transmission line (a) – Package (A) Yungichu LILO (approximately 5.96 km); and (b) – Package (B) Burgangchu LILO (approximately 7.69 km) as defined in this bidding document (hereinafter referred to as the Works) under BPC financing.
The tender is open to contractors who fulfill the qualification criteria set out in the tender documents. The followings are the details and some of the requirements:
The scope of work, in brief, includes check survey, soil investigation, preparation of tower schedule, manufacture & supply of Steel Towers in line with the drawings provided by the Employer, other line materials, transportation to site, insurance, storage, erecting, stringing, and testing & commissioning of the 132kV double circuit LILO as specified above. The scope of work shall also cover associated civil works, including clearing of Right of Way, benching, tower foundations, retaining & breast wall, etc.
A complete set of Bidding Documents containing both Package A & B may be purchased by Bidder(s) or their representatives on submission of a written application to the address given below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Nu. 15,000/- (fifteen thousand), in cash or in the form of a demand draft in favour of the “General Manager, Finance & Accounts Division,Bhutan Power Corporation Limited, Thimphu, Bhutan”, payable at Bank of Bhutan, Thimphu on all working days between 0900 hours and 1700 hours. The tender will be available for sale from March 1, 2023, to March 22, 2023.
BPC shall not be responsible for loss of documents or delay in dispatch through the post. Further, the issuance of documents shall not construe the automatic qualification of Bidders.
The bidding document may also be downloaded from the BPC’s website: www.bpc.bt. However, the interested bidders shall intimate BPC at the address given below of its intent to bid for the works and arrange to register by making payment of Nu. 9,000/- (nine thousand) on or before 1500 Hrs., March 22, 2023. It shall be noted that in case of any discrepancy between the web copy and the hard copy sold by BPC, the provisions of the latter shall govern.
All Bids must be accompanied by Bid Security as specified in the bid document, in the form of a Bank Draft or Bank Guarantee in the prescribed proforma given in the Bidding documents. All bids must be in Bhutanese Ngultrum only. All bidders will be required to sign and submit the Integrity Pact provided in the Bidding Document.
Sealed Bids complete in all respects along with the duly signed Integrity Pact may be submitted to the address of communication up to 1500 hours on March 23, 2023, and the Bids shall be opened on the same day at 1600 hours in the Conference Hall of BPC Head Office, Thimphu, Bhutan in the presence of the Bidders or their authorized representatives who choose to attend.
Before the bid submission, bidders must make themselves fully conversant with the complete bid specifications and the Project Sites. Towards this, a Zoom meeting of all interested bidders is scheduled on March 8, 2023, to present the proposed line route, and a pre-bid conference on March 14, 2023, will be held at Thimphu, Bhutan.
Address for Communication:
Senior Manager, Contracts Management Section.
Construction Division, Construction & Procurement Department.