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Umeme Limited Uganda - Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Best Practice Contractors

Company Profile

Umeme Limited is a private Ltd Company wholly owned by CDC Group plc (formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation LCDC] of the United Kingdom) and managed by the CDC Investment fund, ACTIS 2 L P.

Umeme is licensed to distribute electricity in parts of Uganda under a 20 year concession from the Government of Uganda, effective I St March 2005.

As a responsible empIoye Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to our employees in addition to providing safe and

reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost efficient manner


UMEME has invested US$70 million to improve the low voltage network UMEME will spend over US$30m per annum and invites a Ugandan and other World Class Operations to take a greater share of this expenditure.

What we are looking for
  • Companies with an excellent record in safety, quality and value for money.
  • Contractors who support local sourcing and encourage the development of local supply chains.
  • Organisations who demonstrate a strong financial structure with the ability to develop in partnership as the electricity network expands.
  • Preference will be given to Ugandan based companies which demonstrate a commitment to excellence, through management and training, particularly demonstrating capability in engineering, logistics and safety.
What Umeme will offer

To the companies who offer quality and value for money for Uganda’s Electricity Industry, we envisage a long term partnership designed to enhance the Electricity Network and make a significant contribution to Uganda’s Economy.

  1. Ability to meet the standards of UMEME. Ministry of Energy, UEDCL and ERA
  2. World Class Engineering
  3. Project Management skills
  4. Turn Key Project Management
Deadline: April 14th 2010

Please send applications to:

The Managing Director
UMEME Limited
2nd Floor, Rwenzori House
Plot No. I, Lumumba Avenue
PC Box 23841
Kampala Uganda

Mr. Barry Acutt
Tel: +256 (312) 360 619
Email: barry.acutt @

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