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DAM/ENERGY SPECIALIST FOR THE PREPARATION OF DAM SAFETY GUIDELINES (MANUAL ON DAM SAFETY GUIDELINES)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||09-Dec-20 (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 :||15 December 2020 to 30 March 2021 (45 working days)|
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.
The Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS) is a 5-year project (2017-2022) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with the UNDP as the Implementing Agency. The Department of Energy, through the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) serves as the Implementing Partner. The project seeks to achieve the following:
The REMB as the implementing unit of the DREAMS project shall maintain overall coordination through the DREAMS Project Management Unit (PMU). The Hydropower and Ocean Energy Division (HOEMD) is the Focal unit for this contract. A Dam Safety Technical Working Group (DS-TWG) shall assist the HOEMD in the review of the outputs and will recommend to the REMB the approval of the Manual. The composition of the DS-TWG will be determined by REMB in consultation with relevant agencies.
The required service relates to Component 1 of the DREAMS project (RE Policy and Planning Support). This Component seeks to support the enforcement of policy and regulatory environment that will leverage investment in RE development and application at the national and local level. This output will be delivered through the formulation, promotion, awareness raising, advocacy and enactment and enforcement of policies related to RE development specifically hydro energy.
The IC is expected also to facilitate the drafting of a National Dam Safety Guidelines (NDSG) that will advocate for the support the passage of a House Bill on Dam Safety.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The following activities will be conducted:
Based on the activities above, the IC is expected to prepare a t National Dam Safety Guidelines (NDSG) based on the framework and an outline that will be agreed upon with the DS-TWG. At the minimum the NDSG shall contain:
Plagiarizing is strictly prohibited and will be a ground for contract termination. All data sources must be identified and properly sourced. Illustrations, diagrams, maps, photographs, if any, must either be original or must have the written consent of the author/publisher prior to its use or incorporation into the Manual. These types of documents must also have high resolution for quality printing.
Presented below are the conditions covering each deliverable.
First, the DOE is allowed a maximum of 2 revisions on a submitted draft/output before it is considered accepted or approved. A reasonable “turn-around” time will be agreed upon with the IC but will not exceed seven (7) calendar days.
Second, the process for the review and approval of any of the Draft shall be discussed between, the PMU, REMB and the IC. The agreed upon process shall be incorporated in the Inception Plan.
For instance, prior to the writing of the Second Draft, or Final draft of the Manual, the IC may be requested to make a presentation to the DS-TWG. This may allow the DS-TWG to comment on the Manual prior to the submission of the Draft to REMB. The REMB too, may opt to circulate an output to other agencies, or offices at DOE for comments prior to acceptance or approval. These processes will be agreed upon by the IC, REMB and the DREAMS PMU. The PMU Manager will supervise ensure that these processes will be followed.
The information to be included in the Matrix including the reporting format, minimum sources of information to be used, and citation and documentation guidelines be agreed upon during the inception plan. To be submitted as part of item 2 is fully filled Matrix with Summary of Findings on the information gathered.
Third, the technical aspects of the report, like margins, font type and size, design of cover of the manual shall be agreed upon during the inception plan.
The work of the IC will be supervised and coordinated by the PMU Manager. A focal person to be assigned by the HOEMD will assist in terms of the ICs compliance with the technical provisions of the TOR.
The communication, gathering and consolidation of data for the studies, within or outside of the DOE shall be the responsibility of the IC. However, the HOEMD may take the lead to introduce the IC to concerned agencies.
The DREAMS PMU will monitor contractual compliance vis a vis the TOR to facilitate the acceptance and release of payment for the IC.
Duration of the Work
The IC shall be engaged for a total of 45 days spread over 2020 to 2021.
The IC will be based in Manila. There are no expected trips outside of the duty area. In case of trips outside the Duty Station, expenses will be paid for by the project subject to approval of the PMU.
Required Skills and Experience
The IC should have the following minimum qualifications:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Offeror is required to submit an all-inclusive proposal e.g. supplies, reproduction, meals, lodging, and other local travel fares within Metro Manila. The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in cost components. In case of travel outside Duty Station or as may be requested the PMU will handle the actual cost of meals and lodging and transport cost.
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
Payments will be made when specific outputs have been submitted and accepted, as outlined below:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
The award of the contract will be made to the IC whose offer has been evaluated using a combined scoring method - where the qualifications will be weighted a max of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.
The technical evaluation will be based on the criteria below. the Offeror must reach the minimum technical score of 70 points in the technical qualification criteria to qualify and move on to the financial evaluation.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF or MS Word file as the application only allows to upload maximum one document.
The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
For any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
Weirs and dams are different. In a weir the water from upstream runs over top of the weir itself and is constantly overflowing. In a dam, water flows through spillways and penstocks instead of over top of the dam, which could actually cause major damage known as overtopping
ICOLD Bulletin 125 should be considered as guidance for the selection of Inflow Design Floods.
Downstream Consequence Analysis should be included in the Dam Break Studies that cover population, flood and flood breach for at least four (4) flow rates, estimated loss of life, and model runs.
PMF study should be based on world maxima (using data from PAGASA, NASA, etc.).