MW-Energy Sector Project - P099626
Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP) | Published November 11, 2014 - Deadline November 24, 2014
Consultancy Services For Design And Management Support Of
Demand-side Management & Energy Efficiency Programme
THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOFINTEREST
COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF MALAWI
NAME OF PROJECT : ENERGY SECTOR SUPPORT PROJECT (ESSP)
Credit No 4980 and Grant No. H715-MW
Implementing Agent : The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited
Assignment Title : CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
OF DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCYPROGRAMME
Reference No : ESC 078B/CS/FY2013-2014
The Government of the Republic of Malawireceived financing from the World Bank for the Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services.
The consulting services ("the Services")include provision of expert support in the design, capacity building, implementation and monitoring & evaluation for the DemandSide Management (DSM) and Energy Efficiency activities of the project ("component")being managed by the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM).
The Services include:
Provide advisory services to ESCOM on the marketing research which will be used for selectingareas/customers, planning forthe promotion/ sensitization of products, planning for monitoring / evaluation and identification of project implementationchallenges and risks.
Provide criteria and justification selection of targeted areas/ customers by taking into account impact, levels of acceptanceand implementation challenges and existing direct and supporting infrastructure.
Recommend and justify component (s) that will be implemented under this project with proposedtechnical designs ,specifications and installation plandDesign Marketing Communication strategies for the selected products / components and recommendincentives if any that may be required to promote customeracceptance of the recommended component (s) / product(s).
Support ESCOM with supervision of works , monitoring and evaluation of theproject
Support ESCOM in building human and technology capacity in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DSMproject ; and
ESCOM now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. InterestedConsultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices/Assignment.
The shortlistingcriteria are:-
1. At least threeyears' experience in consultancy works related to electricity Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Programs involvingactive load control / management of hot water geysers.
2. Two of the key staffmust have sound technical background such as electrical Engineering or telecommunications Engineering and ten (10) years experiencein Demand Side Management
3. Firm must haveworked on at least two similar contracts in the past five years within the Region.
4. Must have sometechnical knowledge and experience in direct or remote load control / management ofcustomers appliances / demand using any of the existing technologies such as ripple , wireless or smart metering technologies
This expression ofinterest will lead to short-listing of eligible firms who will be invited to submit proposals to carry out the Consultancy Servicesfor Design & Management of ESCOM Demand-Side Management (DSM) & Energy Efficiency (EE) Programme.
The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans andIDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants mayassociate with other firms in the formof a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance theirqualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordancewith the Selection Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method as outlined in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further informationcan be obtained at the address below during office hours, 0900 to 1700hours.
The Procurement Specialist
Attention: Mr. Jack L Thabwa
P.O Box 2047
Tel: +265 1 822 000
Fax: +265 1 822008
Expressions of interest must be clearly markeddeposited in a tender box atthe address below in person, or by secure mail by 14.00 hours on 24th November,2014.
Internal Procurement Committee
Tender Box No. 1 at IT Reception
9 Haile Selassie Road
P.O Box 2047