Mr. Abdel Rahman ElSewedy
Project Manager/Business Development Director
ElSewedy Electric S.A.E
Plot 27, 1st District
New Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+20) 2 27 599 700
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CODE IDENTIFICATION AND PROJECT TITLE: 2017-21007A: Waste Lube Oil (WLO) Collection and Re-refining Project Feasibility Study
The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study ("Study") in support of a waste lube oil ("WLO") collection and re-refining project.The objective of the Study is to evaluate the establishment of an integrated chain of operations for gathering WLO, re-refining and marketing the base oils. This includes determining the best technology solutions; substantiating the economic, technical, environmental, commercial and financial viability of the project; assessing the regulatory framework and making recommendations for possible changes that could increase the efficiency of the market; and evaluating different collection mediums and sources for collecting, storing and transporting WLO fromsources to the re-refining facility(ies).
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION OF GRANTEE
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency ("USTDA") is providing a grant to ElSewedy Electric S.A.E. (the "Grantee") for a feasibility study (the "Study") that will assist the Grantee in evaluating the technical, regulatory and financial viability of a proposed waste lube oil ("WLO") collection and re-refining project ("Project") in Egypt ("Host Country").
Currently, Egypt consumes approximately 650,000 metric tons ("MT") of lubricants per year. However, it is estimated that only a small percentage is collected and re-refined. The objective of the Study is to evaluate the establishment of an integrated chain of operations for gathering WLO, re-refining and marketing the base oils. This includes determining the best technology solutions; substantiating the economic and financial viability of the project; assessing the regulatory framework and making recommendations for possible changes that could increase the efficiency of the market; and evaluating different collection mediums and sources for collecting, storing and transporting WLO from sources to the re-refining facility(ies).
One of the critical aspects of the Study will be to assess the amount of available WLO feedstock in order for the Grantee to make an informed decision to commission the construction of the first re-refining facility, which would have a capacity to produce up to +/-30,000 MT of re-refined lubricating oil per year. Over time, as additional feedstock becomes increasingly available, the Grantee will seek to scale up and expand its operations through the construction of two additional re-refining facilities, which would have a total capacity to produce up to 90,000 MT of re-refined lubricating oil per year. The grantee may also decide to expand its collection infrastructure to be larger than the re-refining capacity of the plants to have an option to sell the excess WLO to other facilitites/companies locally or internationaly.
Headquartered in Cairo, the Grantee, ElSewedy Electric S.A.E. established its operation as a family-owned electrical equipment trading company in 1938. It expanded its operations over the following decades, primarily in the energy sector. Since then, Elsewedy has grown to a fully integrated energy solutions provider with operations predominately in North Africa, the Middle East and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $762,902 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background definitional mission/desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:
Requests for a mailed hardcopy version ofthe RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Somefirms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in timefor preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests forthe RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt.Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day.Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.
Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.
Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME (Cairo, Egypt), December 27, 2017 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.