Procurement Services for Africa GreenCo
Africa GreenCo has retained K&M Advisors to advise on the development of the company’s procurement procedures and policies. In Zambia, Africa GreenCo will act as an intermediary offtaker and service provider, purchasing power from renewable IPPs and selling that electricity to utilities and private sector offtakers (i.e. commercial and industrial users) as well as other markets of the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP). Therefore, Africa GreenCo must have procurement policies and processes that reinforce its role as a credible, independent party. K&M is working closely with Africa GreenCo to develop procurement policies, procedures and documents; and a due diligence and appraisal framework through which Africa GreenCo determines how, and from whom, it purchases and sells power. K&M will: • Review, assess, and recommend changes to existing documents regarding procurement
• Develop procurement policies and associated rules and procedures best suited to meeting the evolving needs of GreenCo
• Develop project appraisal and due diligence framework, including bid documents and associated templates
K&M served as technical and financial consultant to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on privatization opportunities, alternative energy sources, and diversification of the sugar industries in Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. K&M evaluated the technical and economic feasibility of diversifying sugarcane industry operations with emphasis on the production of fuel alcohol and electricity. Particular attention was given to prospects for the introduction of US developed technologies and services in cane energy-related areas, especially for projects that were already in the planning stages (issues addressed: co-generation systems, project finance and development). K&M prepared a report on the highlights and findings of this mission which included recommendations for future action and identifications of project specific opportunities for potential involvement of the US private sector.