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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT - NATIONAL TECHNICAL CONSULTANT - (OPEN TO INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 Months (12 Days Per Month Max.)|
Indian Railway (IR), one of the world's largest rail networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000 mile) of track over a route of 65,436 km (40,660 mile) and 8,495 stations. In 2014-15, IR carried 8.397 billion passengers’ i.e. more than 23 million passengers a day besides 1050 million tons of freight.
IR has set an internal target of 1 GW from solar by 2022, of which 500 MW will be from rooftop projects, and the rest from ground mounted projects. Currently, only around 10 MW of solar has been installed. While work on rooftop projects are underway, with tenders totalling around 250 MW in various stages of finalization/ execution, there is not much clarity on how to meet the target from ground mounted projects, apart from intentions of procuring solar power from upcoming solar parks. It should be noted that all the rooftop projects would be catering to the non-traction loads.
IR has more than 44,000 ha of land chunks spread across the country and trackside lands ranging in width of zero to 30 m along its 66,000 km long tracks, which can be used to generate solar power for meeting its traction demand. The land chunks can theoretically support installations of more than 25,000 MW of solar PV capacity. IR and its responsible agencies for solar deployment are realizing the need for identification and assessment of land from the perspective of solar potential, development of feasible business models to attract investments and technology package for solar integration to meet traction load.
IR has initiated trialing SPVs on building rooftops and platform shelters. However, on land potential is still largely untapped there is still a need for in-depth techno-economic feasibility assessments, standardized procedures and capacity reinforcements for engaging the private sector through Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) modalities, innovative financing mechanisms, that are critical for scaling up the deployment and meeting the 1 GW target in the next 5 years and 5 GW by 2025. UNDP has initiated a scoping study which will help IR to improve the investment climate for its solar deployment target while reducing carbon emissions and creating thousands of jobs. The consultant to be hired should assist UNDP in undertaking activities given below. The consultant will be responsible to coordinate with all the consultants to be hired under the project and ensure timely delivery of their outputs defined below.
Duties and Responsibilities
OUTPUT 1: Identification of atleast 15 parcels of vacant railways land with high potential for generation of solar energy ranging from 10 MW to 50 MW.
OUTPUT 2: Develop Sustainable Business models with PPP
OUTPUT 3: Developing standardized processes including PPAs, tendering.
OUTPUT 4: Design Institutional and governance structure for implementation and monitoring of the projects
OUTPUT 5: Develop business case, financial and commercial viability for international investors.
Any other related task assigned from time to time by Programme Officer-UNDP.
Technical Competencies: Consultant should be well conversant with:
Required Skills and Experience
Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Graduate Degree in Engineering
Submission of proposal:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
Financial Criteria weight - 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for Technical Evaluation would be as under:
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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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.