PK: PPAF III - P105075
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) | Published January 22, 2016 - Deadline January 31, 2016
Hiring Of An Individual Consultant For The Development Of
Baseline And Energy Feasibility Study Under Ppaf Iii Project
Terms of Reference
Hiring of an Individual Consultant for theDevelopment of
Baselineand Energy Feasibility Study under PPAF IIIproject
Pakistan PovertyAlleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country. Set up by the Government of Pakistan as an autonomousnot-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, InternationalFund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), KfW Entwicklungsbank(Development Bank of Germany) and other statutory and corporatedonors. PPAF aims to be the catalyst forimproving the quality of life, broadening the range of opportunities and socio-economic mainstreaming of the poor anddisadvantaged, especially women. The coreoperating units of the PPAF deliver a range of development interventions at thegrassroots/community level through a network of more than 125 Partner Organizations across the country. These include social mobilization, support for livelihood,enterprise and employment, access to credit, skills development, infrastructure and energy,health, education and disastermanagement. Externally commissioned independent studies have demonstrated positive outcomes and impact of PPAF interventions on thelives of benefiting communities related to their economic output, household incomes, assets, agricultural productivity skills andother quality of life indices. For a completeprofile, please visit our website at http://www.ppaf.org.pk/
The lack of energyinfrastructure has left much of rural Pakistan without light or power. The development of these areas is hindered by the absence ofthis crucial amenity. Pakistan suffers from massive energy deficits, whereby installation of high voltage infrastructure would nothave the desired effect upon alleviating current and future energy needs. A focus on local energy sources, which can tap the localenvironment to fulfill the energy requirements is required. Decreasing capital costs of these technologies and improving theirlong-term viability is a key driver. PPAF's support for energy projects is planned with a view towards energy independence forcommunities.
PPAF has been working in the Renewal Energy(RE) sector for more than 10 years and is now expanding this program to become sector developer in this field. A third of thepopulation in Pakistan is off-grid and there is a need to utilize the available renewable energy resources for the benefit ofrural, poor communities. International donor community is now focusing on financing renewable energy and climate changeinitiatives, therefore PPAF and its partners must be ina position to accept the challenge and play its role in a much effectivemanner.
PPAF has worked onthe deployment of renewable energy projects since 2003 by financing small community scale hydropower projects, based on the demandfrom the community and requests from partner organizations; and the investments were thenextended to other RE technologies likesolar, wind and biogas in 2006. PPAF is now moving towards making rural communities energy independent. It is doing this through anexpert group supported by key partnersto upscale the renewable energy activities in Pakistan. This group will work to shifting theparadigm by promoting the spread of RE technologies with a focus on quality and creating awareness within the massesto makeprojects more sustainable.
PPAF has commencedexploring the potential for distributed generation and mini-grids in selected areas ofSindh?utilizing renewable energy based hybridsolutions. A pilot program is being implemented by Indus Earth Trust (IET) under PPAF III. It is expected to include implementation of mini-grid systems in 6 villages in2016.
There is a need for aFeasibility and Baseline report which accompanies this implementation.
The objective of thisassignment is to develop a Feasibility Report and Baseline for 20 villages. The report will be a valuable educational resource for other mini-grid projects invillages throughout Pakistan.
To provide minienergy policies and strategic energy enhancement and provision plans for village based clusters. This will provide the road-map for Partner Organizations, PPAF, Donors, andGovernment to intervene and enhanceenergy access in these areas. The eventual goal of this program is to fill the 'gap' in the provision of power to energy marginalizedcommunities?completing their 'access to energy'?to enhance their ability improve their quality of life and economicoutcomes. This effort complements the on-goingGOP focus on enhancinggrid power provision.
Scope of work
The Terms ofReference of theConsultant will include but not be limited to the following:
1) Feasibility and baseline
The individualconsulting brief is to develop a report for a broad readership which communicates the justification, the process and the findingsfrom the implementation phase.
It will report on 20villagesincluding the 6 where implementation is delivered by IET
A. The feasibility will involve assessment of 20 villages in Thatta District based on thefollowing criteria:
· Have a "cluster" of at least 100 households (HHs) with a positive inclinationtowards adoption of suchinterventions?ease of 'uptake' once the solutions are discussed and finalized.
· Have some earlier livelihoods, microfinance, and community infrastructure interventions?idea being deepening andsaturation.
· Not restricted to off-grid areas?can be on-grid and 'marginalized'.
· Potential of livelihoods and social enhancement by enhancement/provision of uninterrupted powerevident.
B. Baseline: Develop/confirm base socio-economic profiles for each of the village. This includes interview based: poverty assessment through COs and or VOs; conduct of FGDsat village level;developing of social, economic, financial and environmental indicators. Establish how better power provision/energy access will support the village desired outcomesrelated to livelihoods andquality of life.
C. Baseline: Carry out an energy demand and supply audit of the village. Identify main uses of energy and the sources of the energy. Establish the state of energy access for the village. Projectfuture uses and discuss/derive future energy sources for the village?what would, e.g. an idealenergy mix for the village looklike? This audit will also include a basic GIS map of the village and locationallayouts of current and future power environment.
D. Baseline report; this will identify the current status quo in the 20 villages, which can beused as a benchmark to measure progress after future implementation.
E. Feasibility: Recommend the Ideal energy mix for each village, based on locally availableresources including biomass, solar, wind. This will be characterized in terms of system size, technology type, system features,social and commercial outcomes. Financial models of each system will include capital costs, operational costs. Quantifiable returnswill be quantified in terms of economic value of increased productivity.Other social benefits will be expressed in qualitativeterms such as increased educational outcomes etc.
F. An executive summary will be provided to provide an easy communication tool and enablethe work to be understood to a wider audience.
The Individual consultant is required to undertake the following tasks
Provide the Feasibility and Baseline Report through undertaking the following
a. Direct liaison with IET team on projectcontent
b. Advise on design of energy audit, systemdesign, microfinance options
c. Data assessment from energy audit surveyresults
d. Analysis of data and presentation ofresultsin graphical form
e. Preparation of report documentation,drafting and feedback from PPAF
f. Drafting of GIS maps of villages basedondata survey collected by IET
g. Visit to Karachi for approx. 10 daysincluding visits to Villages 3-4 days, plus 6-7 days at IET office.
h. Liaison with PPAF on Feasibility andBaseline
i. Liaise with IET while they do the socialmobilization and implementation planning and delivery and ensure Feasibility and Baseline is complete by projectdeadline.
The methodology should include:
· Attendance at team meetings by audio/video conference, and in person
· Travel to Karachi Pakistan and 10 days' work in Pakistan, both visiting villages and working at Indus Earth'soffice
· Project management activities for feasibility phase including coordinating timelines, tasks, teamroles
· Contribution to the design of questionnaire survey for villagers
· Review of mini-grid case studies from Bangladesh, India and Africa
· Energy audit of village requirements, existing demand, future energy needs
· Technical recommendations for mini-grid solutions including:
o Solar PV systemsizes
o Inverter and
o Off-grid systems
o Unreliable grid areas, where villages havegrid power for only ~5 hours per day, and mini-grid must go into island mode at other times
o Using solar PV/battery/inverter as abasefor all villages, we will review technical and financial feasibility of integration of additional renewablesincluding
§ Windturbines 1-10kW scale
§ Biogas digesters
· Consideration of commercial structures for mini-grid sustainability including micro finance loans
· Interface with the implementation team at Indus Earth including specification of equipment to be ordered for installation,based on recommendations of feasibility study
· Identify Case studies from comparable countries and regions which have successfully implementedmini-grids
· Provide report structure for feasibility study, review report inputs from IndusEarth team, finalise report and take PPAF feedback on report content.
· Ensure the reports serves as a 'how to' guide on development of mini-gridprojects for other proponents to use in future.
· This may include the creation of a simple spreadsheet software tool which guidesproponents through survey, data collection, data analysis, system design, energy modelling and monitoring.
· Project management including administer an online project collaboration tool for team collaboration.
The Individual Consultant will has to visit the villages in Feb/March 2016 and work from the Indus Earth office in Karachi.
Documents to be provided by PPAF
Rural energy related reports completed for PPAF or with PPAF collaboration within the last 5yearsInterim guidelines for hiring of Individual consultants
1) Feasibility Study
Timetable of works on Inception Draft ReportFinal ReportPresentation of Report
20% on submission of inception report40 % on submission of DraftReport40%on submission and acceptance of Final Report and presentation of report
PPAF shall provide the following assistance/ information to thefirm;
· Provide all necessary input and documents
· Meetings with concerned staff at PPAF, PO and COlevel
Qualification and Experience Requirements
Individual consultantshould have at least 15 years of overall experience and at least ten (10) years of experience in renewable energy. The Consultantshould possess good knowledge of all concepts, principles, technology, financial, environmental, and required for understanding ofenergy systems and generation in a rural Pakistan context. Specialized knowledge and significantdocumented experience in 2-3substantive areas/aspects of energy (e.g. solar PV; wind energy; biomass energy; hybrid systems, financial andcommercial modellingof energy generation. Proven capacity to analyze, plan, think and perceive strategically with experience of energy planning.Knowledge of energy systems in household and mini-grid context.
The assignment is expected to be completedwithin 1 and a half month from the date of signing of the contract and complete by 31 March 2016
Source of Fund
An individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out inWorld Bank Procurement Guidelines (October 2006).
How to apply:
Interested candidates may send their CVs along with price offer (consultancy fee) for said assignment at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 31st January 2016. Latereceived CVs may not be accepted.
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