BD: Rural Electricity T and Distribution - P129920
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) | Published October 9, 2016 - Deadline November 3, 2016
Isps-1: Consultancy Services For Preparation Of A Master Plan
For The Rural Electrification (re) Program In Bangladesh.
BangladeshRural Electrification Board (BREB)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Consultancyservices for Preparation of a Master Plan for the Rural Electrification (RE) Program inBangladesh
Reference: 27.12.2637.140.03.002.16-53 Date: 03/10/16
NAME OF PROJECT: INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATIONPROGRAM OF BREB UNDER RURAL ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION (T&D) PROJECT OFIDA (CREDIT NO.: 5381 BD).
Assignment Title: Consultancy services for Preparation of a Master Plan for the Rural Electrification (RE) Programin Bangladesh.
Contract PackageNo.: ISPS-1
The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has received financing from the InternationalDevelopment Association (the World Bank) toward the cost for "Institutional Strengthening of Rural Electrification Program of BREB Under Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Project of IDA (Credit No.:5381 BD), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
· Theconsultancy service involves developing aMaster Plan for the rural electrification program to provide universal access toaffordable and reliable electricity supply in Bangladesh. The Master Plan will consist of identifying the anticipated consumerconnections, demand estimation, physical distribution facilities needed, analyzing the financial impacts and the preparation of aninvestmentplan to meet the above objective.
Theconsultancy service is to undertake a detailed baseline feasibility study which shall includean overall assessment of the demandgrowth as well as investment requirements needed to maintain the existing systems within the required technical standards. Hencethe overall Master Plan will include all development requirements for the Rural Electrification Program of Bangladesh and tofulfill GoB's vision in the power sector to provide affordable and reliable electricity to all by the year2021.
The interested firms may collect the "Terms of Reference (ToR)" from the address mentioned below during office hours (9:00 to 17.00 hours BST) from 06/10/2016 & up to 02/11/16. Itis also available on the BREB website (http://www.reb.gov.bd) and CPTU website (http://www.cptu.gov.bd).
The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) isnow invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The short-listing criteriaare:
(a) General experienceof the Firm(s);
(b) Experience in similar projectsof compatible size,complexity and technical specialty in the required area;
(c) Financial Soundness of the firm;and
(d) Staffing and logistics of the firm.
While indicating information relating to (b), it shall be made clear whether responsibility of the firm was incapacity of a principal firm (lead partner) or as an associated firm (sub-consultant/JV partner)
Consultants are requested to submit the following supporting documents against the above mentionedcriteria:
(a)Registration paper of the firm (s); (b) Firm's brochure; (c) Audited financial reports for last three years;(d) service experience record (including nature, total cost, total input in terms of Man month, employer, location of serviceetc.); (e) JV agreement/letter of intent (ifapplicable)
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Consultant will clearly mention the form ofthe association in the EOI, i.e. joint venture or sub-consultancy.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBSmethod set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours (9:00 to 17.00 hours BST)
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, orby e-mail) by 03/11/2016 within 11:30 AM (BST).
Project Director, TAPPProject
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board(BREB),
Training Academy Building (1stfloor),