Deadline: 20-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Agricultural technologies using solar power (drying, milling, milk chilling, cool storage, etc.) are widely available globally, including in countries such as India, South Africa, and China. The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how these technologies can be promoted in Rwanda.
The specific objectives of this consultancy are to: (1) conduct a market analysis (supply and demand) of potential agricultural utilizations of solar energy in Rwanda and globally; (2) estimate the potential demand for solar energy for targeted agricultural value chains in Rwanda; (3) conduct a stock taking/case studies of global experiences with agricultural utilizations of solar energy, including a review of some business models that have been successful in promoting plug and play solar products; and (4) conduct a stock taking of the potential constraints to mainstreaming solar energy in the value chains in Rwanda and ways to overcome them. Continue reading →
Deadline:02-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Uzbekistan to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 100MW of utility scale solar PV power on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social (E&S) consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: Evaluation of a potential site (or sites); review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected site, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping in line with IFC Performance Standards; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, bid evaluation). Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.
Deadline: 21-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Description: The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program aims to accelerate the roll out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic power in Sub-Saharan Africa (see http://www.scalingsolar.org). The template Scaling Solar power purchase agreement (PPA) requires an Independent Engineer to act as an impartial technical expert for the two main PPA parties (the Purchaser and the Seller). The role of the IE is adjusted depending on the requirements of each transaction but it would normally include tasks such as: – monitoring progress in the implementation of the project – reviewing proposed commissioning procedures – witnessing completion and performance tests A shortlist of 4 potential IEs is included in each Scaling Solar PPA. Firms with relevant expertise are invited to submit EOIs to be considered for inclusion on future IE shortlists. Selected firms will be contacted to confirm their willingness to be included in specific transaction shortlists in due course. N.B. This selection is to identify a register of potential IE firms to be included on transaction-specific shortlists only. The ultimate selection of the preferred IE for each transaction will be conducted by the PPA parties for that transaction in due course. Continue reading →
Deadline: 23-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: Lighting Africa, a World Bank Group program, seeks to accelerate the development of commercial off-grid lighting markets in Sub-sahara Africa as part of the wider efforts to improve access to energy. Lighting Africa is helping mobilize the private sector to build sustainable markets to provide the rural and urban poor in Sub-Saharan Africa with safe, affordable, and modern off-grid lighting. In Tanzania, given the large geographical size of the country and the dispersed population, off-grid energy is well positioned to play an important role in reaching the rural population. Lighting Tanzania program would like to scale up the adoption of solar technology through building the technical and business skills of SMEs engaged in the activities of installation, spare part sales, maintenance service and retail of quality-verified solar lanterns and solar home systems to enable them reach the rural population.The overall objective of the assignment is to train approximately 25 distributors/importers in Dar es Salaam and Arusha and 300 retailers/ sales agents in 6 zones (Arusha, Dodoma, Dar es salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Mtwara) to enhance their knowledge of off-grid solar products, business management and technical capacity. This will be achieved by providing training of business management courses and Lighting Global quality framework.
Deadline: 27-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: IFC seeks to hire the services of a firm (the Consultant) to conduct a market research on productive use opportunities in Tanzania, utilizing standalone solar photovoltaic products. The primary objective of the research to help to give informed decisions on the best approach to address the productive use opportunities and challenges as well as to inform the associates to the program of the existing opportunities for supplying the products and the market potential. For the purposes of this assignment, the working definition of a stand alone solar products productive use is the use of solar products ranging from solar pico products up to solar home systems that are 300 watts for income and welfare enhancing economic activities (such as fishing, agriculture, small enterprises, health and education) in rural Tanzania that is not currently connected to either a mini-grid or main grid.
Deadline: 17-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The Consultant is expected to perform data collection by installing onsite metering devices and recording the readings over the period of several weeks. The data items will include overall electric demand and consumption at the level of a building/workshop, as well as for key individual units of equipment. The Consultant will measure the power output and supply from various sources, including the local power grid and diesel generators. The Consultant is also expected to measure solar irradiation at the company’s premises, as required to evaluate ground-mounted and rooftop solar power solutions Continue reading →
Deadline: 15-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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
Deadline: 07-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Scaling Solar program (see http://www.scalingsolar.org) aims to accelerate the roll-out of competitively priced, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Sub-Saharan Africa through a coordinated, packaged and largely standardised joint World Bank Group (World Bank, IFC, and MIGA) solution based on a templated Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction. To date, four countries have signed up to the program and more countries are expected to follow shortly. In relation to Scaling Solar Ethiopia, IFC intends to hire a firm to provide reliable on-site measured solar resource data for an expected 3 separate sites in Ethiopia for a period of 1 year. The firm is to install, manage and maintain solar resource measurement stations at these sites in order to provide bankable solar resource data in line with the details to be provided in the terms of reference.
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The activity will assess the viability of a large-scale solar rooftop PV program in Turkey. The activity would include: (i) review of existing policies and solar resources, and experience with rooftop solar PV programs globally; (ii) market assessments in the public, commercial and residential building markets; (iii) prefeasibility studies in the viable markets; and (iv) development of a roadmap, with recommendations on the policy, regulatory, institutional, programming and incentives needed to realize these markets.
Deadline: 30-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by Ethiopian Electric Power to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of up to 500MW of utility scale solar PV projects on a PPP basis under the Scaling Solar Program (the Project).
As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social consulting firm to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include:
Evaluation of a shortlist of potential sites; review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies for selected sites, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of the technical and E&S content in the template transaction documents, prequalification evaluation, responding to bidders clarifications, bid evaluation, negotiation support).
Use of a local partner for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is recommended.