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National Consultant – Biomass Resource Assessment Specialist
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||The assignment is for a total of 48 days over a period of 12 months|
Power Division is implementing GEF-Funded Project “Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Power generation (SREPGen)”. The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the fossil fuel-based power generation by exploiting Bangladesh’s renewable energy resources for electricity generation. The basic approach of the Project will be to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh through the recently established Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA). For Bangladesh to achieve a greater share of renewable energy (RE) in its energy mix, the Project will support activities that will (i) transform SREDA into a strong RE project facilitation center to bring confidence to private RE investors and increase the number of approved RE projects; (ii) increase the capacities of appropriate government agencies to generate, process, obtain and disseminate reliable RE resource information for use by potential project developers and investors; (iii) increase the affordability of photo-voltaic solar lanterns (PVSLs) for low income households by supporting pilot PVSL diffusion activities; and (iv) increase the share of RE in Bangladesh’s power mix through facilitating the financing, implementation and operation of pilot (RE) energy projects using rice husk and solar panels. The lessons learned from the pilot plants will be utilized to scale-up the dissemination of PVSLs and investment in on-grid RE projects and RE technologies.
Bangladesh is an agriculture-based country where more than 65 percent of the people live in rural areas and major portion of primary energy consumed in rural area is supplied by biomass, mainly agricultural residues, animal dung and wood fuels.
Electricity production in Bangladesh mainly depends on non-renewable fossil fuels having limited reserves. The government is now focusing on the alternative sources of energy to harness electricity to meet the continuous increasing demand. To reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, conversion of biomass to electricity could play an important role in this regard.
It is planned to study the availability of different type of biomass fuels (e.g. tree residue, agriculture residues and animal dung and poultry litters, etc.) and to assess their prospects for generation of electricity.
SREPGen will implement renewable energy resource mapping covering biomass, solar and wind. This initiative covers comprehensive resource assessment for each RE resource, including ground-based data collection. As SREDA will be the information hub for renewable energy investment and SREDA will continue to work for development of renewable energy and energy efficiency; so all types of data on renewable energy resources are essential to promote renewable energy for power generation.
With the view above, SREPGen will engage a consultancy firm/organizations/research institutes to assess and mapping biomass resources with geographic information system (GIS) in Bangladesh and to design a number of small-scale biomass based power plants for piloting.
For devolving TOR for the firm and implementation, supervision and monitoring of this assessment, SREPGen project is seeking for an Individual National Consultant.
The consultant will develop, design, supervise, monitor and evaluate a Biomass Resource Assessment and Mapping study to be carried out by a Consulting Firm to be appointed by SREPGen Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:
The consultancy is expected to be concluded by 30 September 2017. S/he will attend to the following tasks:
The National Consultant – Biomass Resource Assessment Specialist will report to and deliver her/his outputs to the Project Manager, SREPGen Project, SREDA, Power Division. The deliverables will be the following:
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
The Consultant will work closely with the Project Manager, SREPGen Project, SREDA, Power Division under the guidance of Programme Specialist -Environmental Sustainability and Energy of UNDP
Timeframe and Deadline:
The assignment is for a total of 48 days over a period of 12 months from its commencement from October 2016 to September 2017.
Tentative payment schedule:
Dhaka with frequent field visits.
All other inputs including the laptop with necessary software packages to carry out the service will have to be borne by the consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
Lump sum contracts:
The National Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be a fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.
Evaluation of the Candidates:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria (Total 70 marks):
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below.
The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.
Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.