eC2: Market Monitoring System for the Colombian Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

Definition, design, and deployment of a Market Monitoring System (MMS) able to give accurate, automatic, and timely signals to the participants in the natural gas and electric power markets of Colombia by gathering, storing, processing, analyzing, and reporting information from different sources, including transactions of financial products related to the energy markets. The MMS is expected to contribute to the economic efficiency of the markets and prevent opportunistic anti-competitive behavior affecting market prices.
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eC2:Technical Assistance: Capital Market Instruments for Financing Renewable Energy projects in Colombia

Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The general objective of the assignment consists of establishing a term funding platform through capital markets for the renewable energy industry to provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given renewable energy project or portfolio, at the same time that the diversification of innovative financial products is increased, with advantageous cost, such Green Bonds and Asset Backed Securitization, to fund its operations over the mid- to long-term, aiming to attract a broader range of investors to the renewable energy market. As a first step, the main task consists of a detailed feasibility study to assess the viability of securitizing the underlying cash flows or power purchase agreement (PPA), of a given renewable energy portfolio of projects.

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eC2: Water Utilities in Colombia – Market Mapping

Deadline: 12-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to identify creditworthy waterpublic (municipal and regional), private and mixed-ownership water utilities in Colombia, which have realistic chances of becoming IFC investment and advisory clients (criteria to be provided further). A consultant will collect comprehensive in-depth information on these utilities as per TOR. In addition, a brief review of the institutional and regulatory environment pertaining to the water sector in Colombia will have to be prepared.

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eC2:GREEN BUILDING IN CITIES – COLOMBIA

Deadline: 08-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

As part of the LAC Cities Initiative, IFC is working on the identification ogreencompetitivenessf a pipeline of strategic green projects in LAC region in order to promote its success implementation as a best practice on sustainability. The overall objective of this consultancy is to accelerate and promote understanding and reinforcement in the implementation of the Green Building Code and best practices on sustainability for Colombian Cities.

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eConsultant2: Tender extended: Competitive Assessment of Colombian Palm Oil in International Trade

Deadline: 06-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washinsouth_africagton D.C.)

The Dutch (RVO) funded Colombia palm oil project is gaining speed and the team has now published a call for expressions of interest. Given the RVO funding the IFC would very much welcome Dutch consultants.

The aim of this assessment is to identify and examine the factors affecting the performance of Colombian palm oil-based products in the international market, and analyze the gap between the current and possible future conditions in the Colombian industry.

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eConsultant2: Policy framework commercial plantations in Colombia

The study Commercial Reforestation Potential in Colombia aims to support the Government of Colombias effort to define the most appropriate model for commercial reforestation in Colombia: these commercial planted forests should be developed in an economically-profitable, socially-inclusive and environmentally-friendly way.

colombia_111807_500_11705Assess the existing policy and institutional framework and evaluate the efficiency and efficacy as well as the interaction of policies, institutions and regulations related to commercial forest plantations in Colombia. Identify the main gaps and difficulties in operation/implementation/efficiency and make concrete recommendations duly supported in order to promote the development of commercial reforestation in the country in the short, medium and long term.

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eConsultant2: One Stop Shop Creation to Accelerate Business Entry in Colombia

The overall objective of the Regional Business Entry Project in Colombia is to accelerate the sustainable business entry of companies into Colombia.

This assignment seeks to streamline procedures (e.g. including labor and social insurance registration, commercial registries, notary registries, operating licenses and tax registries) involved in registering a business, creating a comprehensive single registry (Registro Único Integral) and design a business one-stop shop under e-solutions that unify the necessary processes nationwide for the creation of companies in Colombia.
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eConsultant2: competitiveness assessment of the Colombian Palm Oil in international trade

The Dutch (RVO) funded Colombia palm oil project is gaining speed and the team has now published a call for expressions of interest. Given the RVO funding the IFC would very much welcome Dutch consultants.

The aim of this assessment is to identify and examine the factors affecting the performance of Colombian palm oil-based products in the international market, and analyze the gap between the current and possible future conditions in the Colombian industry. The following topics need to be considered: Continue reading