In a  few days the Egyptian government will launch a tender for services needed for solar energy projects in Benban area. Services needed include security, technical, and administrative services, reported Daily News Egypt.

Mohamed El-Sobky, Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), is expected sign the final agreements with the contracted companies, to guarantee their commitment. The investors are planned to pay in advance to avoid burdening the NREA with any financial commitment.

Conditions and regulations for the tender will be presented to 18 international and local companies. The companies are Hill International, Injaz, El Motaheda, Global Project Services, CH2M, G4S, SGS, Cofely GDF Suez, AKTOR, Bcube, Benchmark, Contrack FM, Misr Contraco, Egypro, Gridtech, Falcon, Morton and Sabbour, and Compass Egypt.

These companies are expected to present their offers by mid-February, in accordance with the regulations of the tender, which include presenting the companies’ previous experience, as well as meeting the requirements determined by the funding institutions.

A seven-member committee representing Benban’s 39 investors will study and examine the technical and financial offers submitted by the companies. Subsequently, a list of appropriate proposals will be sent to the NREA, which will take over the final contractual procedures with these companies.