Azerbaijan Attracts Consultant for Management of Electricity Transmission Networks
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend / The State Committee on State Property Managament has announced a tender to define a consultant company on delivery of distribution networks entering Sumgayitelektrikshebeke and Sheki Regional Electricity Suppy, to the management
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a relevant decree on 7 September. Consultant's services will be paid on the principle 'payment depending success'. The consultant should develop a strategy on transfer of documents for this process and define minimum investments for revival of the enterprise.
Those desiring to participate in the tender can take a set of documents beginning from 17 September 2007. Deadline for application is 17 October. Tender proposals are to be submitted by 30 October. The tender bids will be unsealed on 31 October.
Sumgayitelektrikshebeke manages the electricity distribution networks in Sumgayit, and Sheki Regional Electricity Suppy, Gakh, Balakan, Zakatala and Oguz Districts (northwest Azerbaijan).
The delivery to management is carried out with respect to attract investments, revive the regional energy supply networks, restructure infrastructure, increase transparency in payment for electricity supply, improve electricity supply to population.
Earlier, the electricity distribution line of Sumgayit was at the management of Turkey's Barmek company, but a contract with the latter was cancelled due to its failure to implement the necessary obligations and the networks were retuned to the management of the Government.
Meanwhile, Bayva was the manager of the Sheki regional electricity network, but later refused from its obligations due to lacks of finances for investing