Technical Assistant for the Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) Project (Individual Consultant- NATIONAL)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :01-Mar-19 (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)
05-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 months

Background

Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant- National)

Technical Assistant for the Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) Project                                 

A.  Project Title

Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS)

B.  DREAMS Project Description  

Goal:  To reduce GHG emissions from the power sector, the objective is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of the renewable energy (RE) markets through the removal of barriers to increase investments in RE based power generation project

Outcome indicators: Direct emissions reductions will be 205,181 tonnes of CO2eq and 20,000 sitio-based households will have access to RE sources.

Components and expected outcomes:

Components

Outcomes

a.    RE Policy and Planning

Enforcement of a supportive policy and regulatory                  environment = increase in RE investments

b.    Institutional strengthening for RE mainstreaming

Strengthened institutional capacity = increase in RE project approvals

c.     Capitalized RE market development

Increased number of operational RE projects =                    increase in confidence of RE developers on viability of RE

d.    RE commercialization

Capitalized RE markets = increase in RE based power capacity

 

The required services relate to Component 1: RE Policy and Planning.

The outputs from this component will lead to the outcome related to the enforcement of supportive policy and regulatory environment that will leverage increased investment in RE development and application at the local level. One such regulatory policy is the                          establishment of the Renewable Energy Registrar (RER) under the RE Market (REM) Rules as contained in the RE Law (RA 9513).

A Project Support Group (PSG) composed of technical staff/specialist from the other Bureaus and divisions of DOE has been formed to provide technical advice in the implementation of the activities including monitoring and evaluation. A Project Steering Committee has been established to serve as a policy and decision-making body for the project implementation.

A Project Management Unit (PMU) is based at the DOE Compound. The PMU is headed by a National Project Director (NPD) who is also the Director of the REMB. A Project Manager and support staff oversee the day to day operations of the DREAMS Project Management Office.

As the lead implementor for Component 3, DOE and PEMC established the RE Market Project Team to spearhead the conduct of the market structure development and preparations for the commercial operations of the REM.  PEMC will lead the completion of the deliverables attendant to the ‘Capitalized’ RE Market Development (Component 3) which include the development of the IT infrastructure and conduct of related market studies.

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

C.   Scope of Work and Context of the required services

The IC will provide administrative and technical support during the development, testing and deployment of the PREMS. S/he will also serve as liaison between the contractor, the PEMC Manager and the DREAMS Project Manager.

During the duration of his/ her contract, the completion of the following tasks and activities identified below is expected.

1.     Assist in the preparation and finalization of other Project-related documents;

2.     Perform logistical arrangements prior to and after the conduct of conference/meeting/workshop/trainings in relation to the PREMS Project;

3.     Prepare minutes/ highlights of the meetings conducted for the PREMS Project;

4.     Arrange and document the conduct of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and System Trials;

5.     Perform follow-ups on pending matters and provide updates to the Project Team;

6.     Facilitate the implementation of the Communications Plan; and

7.     Provision of fortnightly (or the frequency to be agreed on) update to the PEMC Project Lead and the DREAMS Project Manager on (1) the   progress of the software development activities by the vendor; and (2) updates of the Project Risk Register and status on the implementation of the identified mitigating measures.

 

D.   Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

Deliverables/Outputs

Estimated duration to                     complete

Target due dates

Review and            approvals                       required

Status report as of March 31, 2010 including status on     hardware delivery and set-up, system audit, iteration 1       (participants registration),            iteration 2 (data interfaces and REC data import) and                   iteration 3 (RPS compliance)

 

20 days

March 31, 2019

Joint Review and                 approval of PEMC               Coordinator and PMU Manager

Status report as of April 30, 2019 including status on              iteration 4 (REC transaction and auto import), hardware set-up, development and UAT set-up, users training and technical consultations

20 days

April 30, 2019

Status report as of May 31, 2019 including status on                     iteration 5 (system                     administration), iteration 6 (PRS compliance and data publication) and users training

 

20 days

May 31, 2019

Joint Review and                 approval of PEMC               Coordinator and PMU Manager

Status report as of June 30, 2019 including status on                    registration of mandated                         participants.

 

20 days

June 30, 2019

Final report and                             documentations.

20 days

July 31, 2019

Review of PEMC and approval National Project                   Director

 

Total effort in days

100 days

 

 

 

E.    Institutional Arrangement

The IC will report directly to the PEMC Project Manager handling the PREMS as part of the DREAMS Project.  She/he will work under the overall supervision of the DREAMS Project Manager.  The IC will be directly responsible for the effective and timely conduct of activities involving the PREMS users and the vendor, liaising of the PEMC Project Team to the DREAMS Overall Project Team through the DREAMS Project Manager and be assisting in the strategic utilization of resources and phasing of the project activities.

 

F.    Duration of the Work

The work will be from 05 March 2019 until 5 August 2019 only. 

 

G.   Duty Station

The IC will be based in Manila. No field travel is expected. Local meetings in Manila are expected.


Competencies

CORPORATE COMPETENCIES

  • Maintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processes
  • Commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standards
  • Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences
  • Treat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudice


Required Skills and Experience

H.   Qualifications of the Successful Individual Expert (Minimum passing score is 70 points)

                                                     QUALIFICATIONS

Points Obtainable

(100 points)

University Degree  in Business, Engineering or Information Technology

 

           20

Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in project management and implementation and, contract administration and monitoring, preferably on ICT projects; previous working experience with a government agency/ multi-lateral body is an advantage.

Has experience with office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)

          40          

 

 

          10

Has completed trainings in any of the following: project management and coordination, contract management

          20

Language: English And Tagalog (minimum)

          10

TOTAL

 

         100

 

I.    Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The contract amount will be a fixed, lumpsum, all-inclusive price, to account for professional fees, travel to and from duty station, communication, taxes, etc. 

Payment will be released as follows:

Outputs

Due Date

(not later than)

Percentage

Status report as of March 31, 2019

31 March 2019

20%

Status report as of April 30, 2019

30 April 2019

20%

Status report as of May 31, 2019

31 May2019

20%

Status report as of June 30, 2019

30 June 2019

20%

Final Report

31 July 2019

20%

 

J. Recommended Presentation of Offer

The documents below are requested:

1.     Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;

2.     CV or P11 Personal History Form of applicant (template attached)

3.     Financial Proposal (template attached)- An all inclusive financial proposal with a cost breakdown for professional fees, taxes, travel to and from duty station, and others 

The abovementioned documents may be accessed through the following link:

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=53464

 

K.   Criteria for Selection of Best Offer

A “Combined Scoring method” will be used. The qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70%. The price offer (Philippine peso) will be weighted a maximum of 30%.

L.    Annexes to the TOR.

Annex A: Description of the PREMS and scope of services of the Contractor

 

Kindly email your CV, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, and Financial Proposal (use attached templates) to

procurement.ph@undp.org by 1 March 2019, 5:00PM, Manila Time.

 

Please make sure your email does not exceed 10MB per message, and application is uploaded in one file. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification. 

In view of the volume of applications we receive, please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


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.

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