REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PROVISION OF TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR EACOP PROJECT REFERENCE, REFERENCE NO.: REQ-00000075

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EACOP Ltd Tanzania, an Oil and Gas company, invites experienced and reputable Agricultural,
Distribution or Food Services companies to express their interest in providing services 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. The pipeline traverses eight (8) regions, comprising Kagera, Geita, Shinyanga, Tabora,
Singida, Dodoma, Manyara and Tanga. The pipeline will traverse 27 administrative district
councils and 231 Villages.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SCOPE OF THE SERVICES
The EACOP Project (hereinafter the Project”) requires a Land Corridor and associated Above
Ground Installations for the construction and operation of the crude oil pipeline. As such, the
Project is conducting Land Acquisition, resulting in physical and economic displacement of Project
Affected People (PAPs) and Project Affected Households (PAHs).
To mitigate displacement impacts, the Project will implement transitional support in the form of
food baskets for eligible physically and economically displaced PAPs and PAHS along the pipeline
corridor and above ground installations. Transitional support is provided to complement
compensation payments and to supplement existing efforts to maintain household food security
during the transitional period once access to land has been lost and until PAPs and PAHS are able
to restore their livelihood to pre-project levels. The transitional support food basket items comprise
Maize, Beans, Rice, Cooking Oil and Salt.

The Project requires the services of reputable and experienced Tanzanian companies to provide
three scope elements: 1) Supplying of food items 2) Warehousing and packaging 3) monthly
distribution PAPS/PAHs. The indicative volumes are presented below:

Tenderers are required to demonstrate an existing commodity supply chain which can meet
the stated commodity volumes.
 Tenderers are required to demonstrate current food handling, health and safety and quality
certification and relevant registrations.
Scope Element 2: Commodity warehousing and packing 12 months
 Tenderers are required to provide evidence of currently owned or leased warehousing
facilities.
 Tenderers are required to provide evidence of currently owned packaging facilities,
technologies, and material types in use.
Scope Element 3: Commodity distribution to PAPS/PAHs for period of 12 months
 Tenderers are required to provide evidence of currently owned distribution/logistics
facilities, network, and equipment.
 Tenderers are required to provide evidence of their existing distribution, claim, verification,
tracking, and monitoring system used for commodity volume management and fraud
prevention.

Tenderers are required to express interest for ALL scope elements. Tenderers who wish to express
interest for a specific scope element must provide written justification for consideration.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Companies expressing their interest are invited to document their request with:
 Proof of registration with relevant Tanzanian Registration Bodies (BRELA, TBS, OSHA).
 Proof of registration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority and Tax (TRA) Clearance
Certificate for the latest year available.
 Companies using local suppliers MUST also provide the same documents for the suppliers.
 Proof of Registration with EWURA Local Supplier Service Provider (LSSP) database or a
proof of application for registration at the time of submission of the response to this
expression of interest is strongly recommended.
 Compliance with Local Content Regulations, 2017 and Local Company definition.
 Proof of latest audited financial performance statements.
 Proof of a local supplier network in the named regions, demonstrating adequate
infrastructure to achieve the required distribution. Local supplier contact and location
information to be provided.
 Proof of warehousing locations, packaging and distributions facilities in the named regions,
location, and status of these facilities to be provided.
 Proof of ability to source and maintain the levels of food stocks required to achieve this
scope.
 Proof of accredited health and safety system policies and procedures.
Companies with the ability, capacity, and resources to implement the activities listed above should
express their interest by sending an Expression of Interest (EOI) via email, together with the above
listed documents to procurement.tz@eacop.com (Max. Email size 20Mb) before 17:00 hours
East African Time (EAT) on 02nd January 2023. Email subject shall be: REQ-00000075
Provision of Transitional Support Services.
Statements of EOI should be no more than ten (10) to twenty (20) pages long.
All Expression of Interests should be submitted in English.
Note: EACOP LTD will review and assess the documents provided by companies that have
expressed interest in accordance with this EOI and conduct evaluations based on internal criteria to
determine which companies will be included in the list of pre-qualified companies. Only the prequalified companies will receive, by signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), an invitation to
bid as a continuation of the call for tender process. EACOP LTD reserves the right at its sole
discretion to make the decision to select or reject a company and maintain its decision without
having to give reasons to the company concerned.

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