In January this year, request for expressions of interest for Owner’s Engineer co supervise design supply and installation of two Terminal HVDC Converter Stations in Pakistan, and Tajikistan along with HVDC line from Sangtuda to Nowshera via Afghanistan was made. Same month, the Tender Administration issued the amendment and clarifications for Converter Stations package. Later, Tender Administration issued second amendment t0 the Tenter Documents for Converting Stations package, On January 20-22 Procurement Committee and Joint Working Group conducted the meeting l:n Sheraton Dubai, Mall of Emirates to discuss open procurement issues and coordinate next steps for project implementation, Several critical issues were resolved including providing requested information to potential Converter Stations tender bidders, expediting o.f tender launching for IsDB and EIB components, re tendering of HVDC Owner’s Engineer, In February this year, the Amendments to the Request for expressions of interest for Owner’s Engineer to supervise design supply and installation of two terminal HVDC Converter Stations in Pakistan, and Tajikistan along with HVDC line from Sangtuda to Nowshera via Afghanistan. Next month, in March, bidders conference for CASA-1000 packages TW02, TW04, TW05 is scheduled for March 16,2017 in Millennium Plaza Hotel in Dubai. All prequalified bidders are invited for attendance limited to three representatives per bidder.. Tender Administration issued third amendment to the Tender Documents for Converter Stations package ‘and answers to the. set of clarifications, CASA-1000 Secretariat conducted pre-bid meeting at I Iorel Millennium Plan in Dubai with the potential bidders for transmission lines associated with IsDB funding. Nine out of ten pre-qualified bidders attended the meeting. Bidders’ questions (both technical and commercial) submitted in advance of the pre-bid meeting as well as those raised during the meeting itself were answered to the extent possible. Countries will provide additional information with respect to the queries sent before March 28, 2017. In April, the Bid submission date for Packages TW02, TWo04 and TWOS for supply and installation of transmission lines in Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan associated with CASA-‘lOOO project was extended from April 22, 2017 to may 15 2017. Tender Administration issued first amendment and clarification to the Tender Documents for Packages TW02, TW04 and TWOS. Bid submission date for Converter Stations package has been extended from Tender Administration issued fifth Amendment to Converter Stations package tender documents. The amendment is available in Imprirma data room. In May this year, the Tender Administration issued second amendment and clarification CO the Tender Documents for Packages TW02, TWo04 and TWOS. All five most known industry leaders in ~C manufacturing: ABB,GE/Alstom, Siemens, TBEA and CEEC submitted their technical proposals for CASA.-1000 transmission system’s converter stations component. This fact in and of itself represents remarkable recognition of outstanding efforts that were undertaken by the CASA-1000 participating countries since April 2016 in restructuring the project’s configuration and attracting 1110re manufacturers to participate in converter stations tender. By mid of May, all nine Pre-qualified companies submitted their proposals for Packages TW02, TW04 and TWOS. Consultants started evaluation of the bids. In June this, Tender Administration Issued first amendment and clarification to the Tender Documents for HVDC OR Bids submission date was extended by July 14, 2017. .As per latest development, 011 July 1 the Tender Administration issued second amendment and clarification to the Tender Documents for HVDC OE.