THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF MINES AND MINERALS DEVELOPMENT INVITATION FOR BIDS INVITATION TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR PETROLEUM (OIL AND GAS) EXPLORATION LICENCING ROUND FOR BLOCKS IN THE NORTH WESTERN, WESTERN AND EASTERN PROVINCES OF ZAMBIA 1. The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development in accordance with the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act 2008, invites sealed bids for petroleum exploration licencing round for 23 blocks in the North Western, Western and Eastern Provinces of Zambia as shown in Figure 1. 2. The bidder must be able to demonstrate a proven ability to raise the necessary funds, assets, machinery, equipment, tools and technical expertise to explore for, produce, sale and dispose of petroleum in an environmentally sustainable manner. 3. A complete Data Package in English should be purchased by interested bidders from the Director, Geological Survey Department, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Corner of Government and Nationalists Roads, P.O. Box 31969 , Lusaka upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$10,000.00 (or Zambian Kwacha equivalent). Some of the data may be purchased electronically by e-mail at the Geological Survey Department. 4. Bids in one original and three copies enclosed in sealed plain envelopes accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of US$10,000 (or Zambian Kwacha equivalent) per block must be delivered by courier or deposited in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, 14 th Floor, New Government Complex, Independence Avenue, P. O. Box 31969, Lusaka, Zambia by Friday 7 th August, 2009 at 14:30 hours local time. Electronic, telex and telefax offers and late bids shall not be accepted irrespective of circumstances. 5. All bids shall be opened in public at the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Conference Room situated on the 14 th Floor, New Government Complex, Independence Avenue , P.O. Box 31969 , Lusaka , Zambia immediately thereafter. Bidders and/or their representatives who choose to attend the tender opening are free to do so. For further information and clarifications contact: The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development P.O. Box 31969 LUSAKA , ZAMBIA Attention: Director Geological Survey Department Telefax No.: +260(211)251557 Telephone No.: +260(211)250174 Email: seismic@coppernet.zm/gsd@zamnet.zm Website: www.zambiageosurvey.gov.zm Dr. Godwin Beene Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development Figure 1: Location of the 23 Blocks in North Western, Western and Eastern Provinces of Zambia


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