The Rumphi water supply system is set for expansion as the prequalification notice is issued.
The Rumphi water supply system is set for expansion following the Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) of Malawi issuing a notice of prequalification. The project will include the rehabilitation, upgrade, and expansion of the town’s water supply systems, providing continuous access to drinking water for at least 20 villages close to Rumphi.
Companies interested in submitting proposals for the prequalification notice should do so by May 16, 2023.
Shortlisted companies will be qualified to submit bids for the tender, which will be launched in July 2024.
The expansion of the Rumphi water supply system
The project will involve the installation of pumping units with capacities ranging from 97 m3 every hour to 320 m3 per hour, the development of four pumping stations, and a 25-meter-long reinforced concrete weir. It will also include the construction of reinforced concrete tanks with a combined capacity of 7,500 m3, as well as a distribution network with a length of 240 km and a diameter range of 100 mm to 300 mm.
The network will comprise a water intake pipeline with a diameter of 500 mm and a length of 1,600 m, supplying drinking water that has been purified at a new plant with a daily capacity of 19,415 m3.
Project implementation period
The selected company will be given 18 months to complete all of the work outlined for the water project, followed by a 12-month guarantee period.
According to the NRWB, the project is critical to meeting the growing demand for drinking water in the Rumphi area.
Companies interested in bidding for the tender are encouraged to submit their proposals for the prequalification notice by May 16, 2023.