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International Consultant Egypt for PV - Egypt New Capital Street Lighting
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||03-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 months|
The objective of Egypt - PV is to remove the barriers to increased power generation by small, decentralized, grid-connected PV systems. The project strategy builds on the planned Government initiatives to develop a market for small, decentralized renewable energy power generation by ensuring adequate returns on targeted private sector investments.
The project will catalyze the development of decentralized, grid-connected small-scale renewable energy (RE) power generation market in Egypt and the solar PV in particular. The target is to facilitate the installation of new decentralized PV resulting in direct GHG reduction benefits of 66 kilo-tones of CO2eq during the lifetime of the project. Complementary indirect mitigation benefits are expected from the sustained market growth of the PV market after the project with estimated GHG reduction of about 0.6-0.7 million tons of CO2eq.
Energy Efficiency in Egypt
Energy efficiency and conservation in Egypt became one of the most important options to face the expected shortage of electricity. According to Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) statistics, lighting accounts for about 20% of Egypt’s total electricity consumption, out of which 5% attributed to street lighting consumption.
Increasing efficiency of street lighting in Egypt through the replacement of existing lighting systems by efficient ones in compliance with national efficient lighting technical specifications and codes will have an impact on reducing energy consumption and accordingly GHG emissions, in addition to deferring energy investments needed for the addition of new generation capacities and fuel consumption.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy plan in the New Capital
New capital city is located 35 KM east of Cairo of a total area of 170,000 feddan which lies between the regional ring road, the Cairo-Suez road and Cairo-El Ain El Sokhna road. The new capital city will help to strengthen and diversify the country’s economic potential by creating new places to live, work and visit. In order to draw people to this new capital city, a series of key catalyst developments will be established at its core. This will include a new government administrative district, a cultural district and a wide variety of urban neighbourhoods.
The new capital is planning to implement an energy efficiency and renewable energy plan. One of the actions of this plan is to develop an efficient LED street lighting powered by solar energy in the new government administrative district.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of this consultancy:
The objective of this consultancy is to prepare a conceptual design for the different components and assist in bidding for an energy efficient street lighting system powered by solar energy in the new government administrative district in the new capital through the following scope of work:
Scope of work
1. Conceptual design for the street lighting system including the following:
2. A technical assessment report for the bids.
Estimated No. of Working Days:
The estimated number of working days are 16 days including 10 days office work, in addition to two visits to Cairo each one for 3 working days.
Job Knowledge & Expertise:
Innovation & Judgment:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: subject of email “Egypt-PV_ New Capital Street Lighting Consultancy”
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable)
2. Financial proposal including your daily rate
The financial proposal will specify the daily fee, travel expenses and per diems quoted in separate line items, and payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed
Proposal should be submitted at the following email address to:Procurementnotice.email@example.com no later than 3 March 2019.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
1. Lowest price and technically compliant offer
When using this method, the award of a contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) offering the lowest price/cost
“responsive/compliant/acceptable” can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.
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.