EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES IN TANZANIA
REFERENCE NO. 00000068
East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd, an Oil and Gas company, invites experienced and
reputable companies or organizations to express their interest in the provision of Legal Services in
Tanzania to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
The EACOP project involves the construction and operation of a buried, cross-border pipeline to
transport crude oil from the Lake Albert area in Uganda to the eastern coast of Tanzania for export
to international markets. The pipeline will run from Kabaale in Hoima District, Uganda to
Chongoleani, Tanga Region, in Tanzania. The length of the pipeline is 1,443 km, of which 1,147
km will be in Tanzania.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SCOPE OF THE SERVICES
East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd has entered into various agreements with the two
governments i.e Tanzania and Uganda, including a Host Government Agreement (HGA) for the
implementation of the Project in both countries. The HGA defines the agreed commercial and legal
frame within which to operate.EACOP is in the process of employing contractors and service
providers both internationally and locally to provide various services for the construction of the
pipeline, in addition to undertaking day-to-day activities of the Company and interfacing with the
government, regulatory authorities, contractors, and service providers. EACOP is also seeking well
experienced law firms and legal consultants to provide advisory services on adhoc basis in the
following areas of practice, among others:
 General Legal Advisory services including land
 Tax
 Litigation
 Criminal
 Labour and Immigration
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Companies or organizations expressing their interest are invited to document their request with:
 Proof of registration with relevant authorities, including Business License and Practicing
Certificates for leading team members.

Proof of experience of providing similar services to related projects or companies, including
recommendation letters from three current clients.
 Proposed experience and qualified personnel.
 Proof of registration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Tax Clearance
Certificate for the latest year available.
 Proof of registration or an approved application for registration with the EWURA Local
Supplier Service Provider (LSSP) database at the time of submission of the response to this
expression of interest.
 Compliance with Local Content Regulations, 2017.
 Proof of Anti-corruption, Anti-bribery, Compliance and Human Rights policies.
Companies with the ability to implement the activities listed above should express their interest by
sending the documents stated above to procurement.tz@eacop.com , (max. email size 20Mb) on,
or before 17:00 hours East African Time (EAT) on 21st February 2023. Email subject should be:
00000068 (EOI-reference number mentioned in the header). Statements of EOI should be between
10-20 pages long. All Expression of Interests should be submitted in English Language.
Note: The EACOP project will review and assess the documents provided by the interested
companies to derive a list of prequalified companies. Only prequalified companies will receive,
subject to signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), invitation to submit bids in
furtherance of the call for tender process.

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