IPP window first announcement

South African Government Information 12 May 2012.

The submission date for the 2nd window of the request for bids for the Independent Power Producers Programme was set for 5 March 2012. The Department of Energy (DoE) wishes to inform all interested parties that by the end of the submission date 79 bids were received, and that the evaluation process has now been concluded. The evaluation team notes that there has been a notable improvement in the quality of bids when comparisons are made with Window 1.

The announcement of the preferred bidders from Window 2 will no longer take place on 14 May 2012 as initially planned in line with the Request For Proposals (RFP) provisions. The Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, has decided that given the importance of the department’s 2012 Budget Vote Speech which is scheduled for 16h45 on Thursday, 17 May 2012 in the Old Assembly of the National Assembly in Cape Town, it would be fitting for the RFP announcement to be deferred to Monday, 21 May 2012.

No further information is available on this issue for now, and further details with regards the announcement will be provided in due course.

Johannes Mokobane
E-mail: johannes.mokobane@energy.gov.za
Cell: 082 766 3674
Tel: 012 444 4612

Issued by: Department of Energy
12 May 2012