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The National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG), as an National Concessionaire, announces, under the terms of Articles 6 and 7 of Presidential Decree No. 86/18, of 2 April, the opening of the Public Tender for the bidding of new oil blocks. The above announcement is within the scope of the General Strategy for the Attribution of Petroleum Concessions for the period 2019-2025, approved by Presidential Decree no. 52/19, of 18 February,

BIDDING BLOCKS

  • Terrestrial Basin of the Lower Congo (CON 1, CON 5 and CON 6);
  • Terrestrial Kwanza Basin (KON 5, KON 6, KON 8, KON 9, KON 17 and KON 20)

For each of the blocks mentioned above, the proposals to be submitted must comply with the following requirements:

I. TENDER RULES

1. Proposals must be submitted in Portuguese or, if in another language, accompanied by  an official translation into Portuguese;

2. Proposals must indicate the company’s interest in being an operator or non-operator, as well as the participation it intends to obtain in the block (s) to which it competes;

3. The form of contract to be signed between the National Concessionaire and its   Associates will be the Production Sharing Contract (CPP);

4. The blocks subject to bidding are inserted in the maps available on the ANPG portal;

5. Companies, national or foreign, small, medium or large, may compete individually or in consortium;

6. In case of submission of tenders in a consortium, each of the companies that make up the consortium will be evaluated individually for the purposes of their qualification;

7. Companies competing for the position of operator or non-operator must pay a participation fee (Entry Fee) in the amount of $ US 1 000 000,00 (One million United States Dollars) , which grants access the data package for the Lower Congo and Kwanza Terrestrial Basins;

8. The Application and Proposal Submission Models  reproduced here will be published on the ANPG portal (www.anpg.co.ao);

9. Proposals must be delivered by 17:30 (GMT + 1) on 9 June 2021 in a closed and sealed envelope. All proposals submitted after this date will be considered invalid;

10. All proposals must be sent to the following address:

Torres do Carmo Building – Tower II
Rua Lopes de Lima, Municipality of Luanda
Luanda – Republic of Angola
5th Floor
Telephone: 22-64-28550 / 931-793-204
Att .: Hermenegildo Buila, Director of Negotiations at ANPG
Ref .: Proposal – Bidding Round 2020

All proposals will be opened in a Public Act, to be held on June 10, 2021, at a time and place to be announced in due time, in the most popular newspaper in Angola, on the ANPG portal and in at least one international publication of scope worldwide;

11. For the evaluation of competing companies, the weighting of the proposals will be used, as presented in the attached Terms of Reference, and the evaluation of the technical and financial capacity of the companies will also be taken into account;

12. Pursuant to Presidential Legislative Decree No. 3/12, of 16 March, national companies are only exempt from the payment of the Subscription Bonus and Contributions for Social Projects, and must participate, according to their share in the respective Group. Contractor, in the payment of the Contribution for Environmental Protection;

13. Companies covered by Presidential Legislative Decree No. 3/12, of 16 March, which compete as operators must submit proposals for all terms in the tender, including the elements that are exempt from payment, as referred to in the preceding paragraph.

II. REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-OPERATOR CONCESSIONAIRE ASSOCIATE

The competing entities that intend to assume the role of non-operator must prove their suitability and financial capacity, by presenting the following information:

a) Your business name or company name;

b) The place of incorporation, registration and the address of its headquarters;

c) The main activities carried out;

d) Detailed information on its equity structure, namely, the values ​​of equity, realizable assets and fixed assets, as well as liabilities payable;

e) Letter of comfort from reputable banking institutions, which pay their financial capacity;

f) The annual reports of the activity carried out, including the balance sheet and accounts for the last 3 (three) years, or since its constitution, if the investing entity was established less than three years ago, audited by an audit entity independent and with proven experience;

g) Detailed information on his experience in oil research and production, including details of reserves and production;

h) The number of workers employed and the professional experience of management personnel in the area of ​​research and production of hydrocarbons;

i) Detailed information on the existing judicial and arbitration disputes against the company in the last five years (Declaration of Responsibility);

j) Detailed information on advance plans, future obligations, including work programs or risks that may impact on your ability to comply with the work program that is established for the Angolan concessions of which you will be a part;

k) Detailed information on the business activity carried out in Angola until the date of submission of the application (if applicable).

III. MEMBER REQUIREMENTS OF THE NATIONAL OPERATOR CONCESSIONAIRE

Entities wishing to assume the role of operator must, in addition to presenting the elements referred to in the requirements for non-operator, provide proof of the following requirements:

a) Be the holder of competence and experience in the management and execution of petroleum operations;

b) Have technical and operational competence;

c) Have an efficient organizational structure;

d) Present information that he considers relevant about his experience in the execution of petroleum operations, in order to enhance his candidacy, namely in the fields of safety, environmental protection, prevention of pollution and employment situations, integration and training of Angolan personnel .

IV. QUALITY, HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS (QSSA)

The entities must additionally present the following requirements:

a) Demonstrate the respective Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Policy where the commitment to the Prevention of damage to Health, the Prevention of Environmental Pollution, the Protection of Heritage and continuous improvement is evident;

b) Comply with applicable laws and regulations;

c) Demonstrate that its employees have the necessary skills to guarantee compliance with Quality, Health, Safety and Environment aspects;

d) Demonstrate the mechanisms used to assess and manage Quality, Health, Safety and Environment risks;

e) Highlight the use of methodologies that eliminate the causes of non-conformities in order to avoid repetition, and eliminate the causes of potential non-conformities;

f) Demonstrate that it has the competence to implement and maintain Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems in oil and gas exploration and production operations;

g) To present the methods to be used to control and respond to emergencies and fight spills;

h) Present the Management Indicators of the last six months and the mechanisms to be used to assess the performance of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment.

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