eC2: Kenya – Solar Competitive Bidding Strategy and Framework

Deadline:  08-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)scaling+solar+main+banner

The objective of this assignment is to provide strategic support to develop a Solar Competitive Bidding Strategy and Framework in line with Kenya’s draft energy auction policy and reflecting specific needs for the careful selection of investors and an allocation of risk optimized for the Country’s circumstances. The strategy would provide guidelines for auctioning volume, deployment scheme, timeline, socio-economic development, roles and responsibilities, high-level bidding framework, among others.

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eC2: Mobilizing the Private Sector for the Electrification of Selected DRCs Provincial Capital Cities

Deadline: 11-Dec-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

The objective of this assignment is to support the Government of DRC in attracting the private sector for the electrification of provincial capitals. To this end, the consultant will review the legal/regulatory/PPP framework and tools, use the results of a technical prefeasibility study to develop financial models for 2 to 4 provinces, consult local/regional/international private operators/utilities, develop appropriate PPP contract samples, assist the government over the procurement process, and develop a comprehensive capacity strengthening plan for 2 to 4 provincial governments and the regulator.

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eC2: IT Framework Tender

The World Bank just released a Request for Expression Of Interest (REOI) to indexpre-qualify suppliers interested in participating on a follow on solicitation to award contracts for the provision of IT Implementation, Development and Support Services that encompasses the three broad components as specified above.

Details: Notice to Business Opportunity for IT Services for the World Bank

Tender: If you are interested in obtaining more information, you must click in the link provided below:

Please note that you must register in the eTendering system to be able to obtain access to the documentation.

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eC2:Framework for Deployment of Solar-Energy Storage Solutions

Deadline: 23-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) scaling+solar+main+banner

The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions

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Global Tracking Framework 2017 – Progress Toward Sustainable Energy

STORY HIGHLIGHTS pub-page-cover
  • Pace of progress on sustainable energy goals on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency fell short of what is needed to meet global objectives by 2030.
  • But in just about every area of sustainable energy, some countries are outperforming the world, indicating that greater policy focus could result in significant payoffs.
  • Progress on energy efficiency is gaining momentum, thanks to decreasing intensity of final energy consumption in industry, agriculture, services, and transport.

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New Procurement Framework Webinar on December 8th!

On December 8, 2016 in Washington DC, as part of the implantation of the World Bank’s world-bank-webinar-new-procurement-frameworkNew Procurement Framework, the Bank is hosting a workshop on the World Bank’s Procurement Framework and the new Standard Procurement Documents (SPDs).  This workshop will be the first in a series of events to update the private sector.  The event will focus on the key regulatory changes and how the SPDs have been developed.  Subsequent events are planned to be held in 2017 in different parts of the world reflecting demand.

This workshop will be run in person and simultaneously through an online platform (webinar) so that as many people can take part as possible and anywhere in the world.  As such, to cater for time differences this first event will commence at 8am EST.  There are 120 webinar participation places available, and 30 places for physical attendance in D.C.  See below for registration details.

The objectives of the workshop/webinar are to:

  1. Provide attendees with an understanding of how the SPDs have been developed
  2. Inform attendees on the new Request for Proposal SPDs for goods, works and non-consulting services
  3. Provide information on the key regulatory changes, and how these have been reflected in the SPDs, including:
    • Eligibility;
    • Performance Based Specifications;
    • Value for Money and Rated Criteria;
    • New Request for Proposal SPDs and Initial Selection;
    • Best and Final Offer (BAFO) and Negotiations;
    • Sustainable Procurement;
    • Abnormally Low Tenders;
    • Most Advantageous Bid/Proposal;
    • Notification of Intention to Award;
    • Standstill Period, Debriefs and Complaints; and
    • Value Engineering.

The webinar is a World Bank facilitated event delivered by key members of OPCS procurement.
Chris Browne                    –              Chief Procurement Officer
Enzo de Laurentiis          –              Manager – Procurement
Tesfaalem Iyesus            –              Lead Procurement Specialist
Diomedes Berroa            –              Lead Procurement Specialist

Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  To register, please email your interest by Friday December 2, 2016 stating if you would like to attend in person or via the online platform (webinar) to:

Nancy Bikondo-Omosa –    
Barnaby Wiles                  –    

Confirmation of registration will be issued on Monday 5, December at which time the location of the event and webinar log on details will be provided.  Please note that only one log will be provided to each company or organization due to the limited numbers.

Once all the places have been allocated, other interested parties will be added to a list for the next workshop.

New Procurement Framework effective today!

The World Bank’s new Procurement Framework is effective today, July 1, 2016. Aimed logo-wb-header-enat helping countries make the best use of their public spending, the new Framework will enhance the strategic role of procurement in development effectiveness.

“The new Procurement Framework reflects the views, knowledge, and expertise of a wide range of stakeholders from across the globe. The Bank can now offer a more modern and nimble procurement system to help promote sustainable development,” said Hart Schafer, World Bank Vice President for Operations Policy and Country Services.

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