Utility Scale Solar Power Project - P155662
Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund | Published July 7, 2015 - Deadline July 21, 2015
Resource Mapping And Feasibility Studies
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMSSELECTION-Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS))
Grant for Preparation of the Utility-Scale Solar Power Project
Grant No.: TF0A0418
Assignment Title: Resource Mapping and Feasibility Studies
Reference No. : SPP-CS-1/2015
The Republic of Armenia has received a SREP Grant from the Climate Investment Funds Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP)(administered by theInternational Bankfor Reconstruction and Development (IBRD))toward the cost of the Preparation of Utility-Scale Solar Power Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project isimplemented by the Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund (Client).
The consulting services ("the Services") include: Conducting solar resourceassessment; Preparing prefeasibility and feasibility studies; Preparing technical documentation required for the projectpreparation; Assistance in preparation of bidding documents; Developing technical evaluation and appraisal criteria.
The Project will generallyconsist of the following tasks/components:
Task 1: Project Inception: During inception the consultants will be required toidentify, consolidate, andvalidate of existing country level solar energy resource studies and datasets, where they exist and are publiclyavailable, to avoid duplication orrepetition of effort, and to improve the results from modeling runs.
Task 2: Production of high resolutionresource maps (5-km or less) for DNI and/or GHI components of the solar resource for Armenia using existing datasets (satelliteimagery, topography and land cover data, and weather model reanalysis data) where no previous assessment exists, and presentationof this information in a user-friendly format for communication to, and use by the Client. It is important to note here that the consultants must be able to make use ofweather satellite data for thespecific region of coverage, regardless of location. This could involve use of satellites indifferent regions than those where the consultants have their primary expertise.
Task 3: Design and implementationof ground-based measurement campaigns, including:
· Liaison with in-country technicalexperts (national institutes, meteorological agencies);
· Identification of data collectionpoints, taking account of high-resolution Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) and Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) solar modelingresults and logistical/access/grid constraints;
· Design, specification andprocurement of measurement equipment in accordance with the latest standards;
· Installation, commissioning,documentation, servicing and decommissioning of data collection equipment;
· Training of localtechniciansand/or security personnel, as required;
· Collection, transmission, qualityassessment and reporting of data in real time;
· Identification of long-termreference datasets available locally and/or from reanalysis data;
· Ability to demonstrate highestquality and lowest uncertainty in data outputs based on international best practices in solar resource measurements'
· Production of high quality solarresource assessment data;
· Presentation of processed data ina format suitable for use by external parties.
· Task 4: Production of a validated resourceatlas thatreduces uncertainty of the DNI/GHI resource estimates in Phase 1 by incorporating ground-based solar data and otherpertinent data relevantto satellite-based solar resource assessments, and presentation of this information in a user-friendlyformat for communication to, and useby the Client.
· Task 5: Selection of the most suitablesites for the development of solar PV solar plants using spatial planning techniquesand site visits.
· Task 6:Capacity building of local institutions and experts, including, but not limited to: Training of local technical personnel in theinstallation, operation, and maintenance of solar monitoring equipment
· Training in howto utilize the outputs generated;
· In-countryworkshop(s) held to communicate the results of the work.
The Armenia Renewable Resources and EnergyEfficiency Fund now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
1. Experience with solar resource mapping at national or large regional level in various countriesfor strategic identification of resource potential and location and its subsequent development (max 45 points).
2. Experience with design and implementation of ground-based solar resource measurements in variouscountries, especially those with continental climatezone (max 45 points)
3. Regional Experience (CIS countries and Central Asia) (max 10 points).
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, Revised July 2014. ("Consultant Guidelines"),setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associatewith other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours from 9:00-18:00 local time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form or viaemail to the address below by July 21,2015.
Armenia Renewable Resources andEnergy Efficiency Fund
Address: Proshyan str. 1st Lane, House 32
Attention: Tamara Babayan
City Zip code: Yerevan, 0019,
Country: Republic of Armenia
Phone #: 37410 ? 588011
Fax #: 37410 ? 588011