Launch of the Request for Expressions of Interest regarding the long-term operation, maintenance and modernization of the Tashkent City district heating network under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) modality
The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has set targets to significantly increase energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy through the modernization of existing production facilities. The countrywide rehabilitation of district heating networks is one of the key pillars of this program.
On 25 May 2020, a private initiator has delivered to the Tashkent City Municipality (TCM) an unsolicited proposal with an accompanying project concept form for the long-term operation, maintenance and modernization of the Tashkent City district heating network under PPP modality.
In line with the PPP law dated 10 May 2019, the project concept form has been approved by TCM and the Public-Private Partnership Development Agency (PPPDA) on 26 May 2020 and by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 16 June 2020.
As a next step under the PPP Law, TCM is now inviting qualified private district heating operators to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the project in accordance with the requirements included in the request for EOI accessible on the websites of TCM and PPPDA:
Interested parties to participate in the tender should submit their EOI by no later than 3 August 2020, 12:00 noon (Tashkent Time).
In accordance with Art. 17 of the PPP Law, in case EOIs are received, TCM will organize with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) an international competitive tender between the private initiator and interested third parties to award the Project.
“Following the publication of the Request for Expression of Interests in relation with the long-term operation, maintenance and modernization of the Tashkent City district heating network under Public-Private Partnership modality, the Tashkent City Municipality acting as Public Partner, in agreement with the Public-Private Partnership Development Agency, announces than no qualifying Expression of Interests have been received by the deadline of 3 August 2020, 12:00 noon (Tashkent Time)”