WORLD BANK GROUP: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
NAME OF PROJECT: Southern African Power Pool Program for Accelerating Transformational Energy
Projects Grant No.: TF A4772
Assignment Title: Development of Energy Storage Codes and Standards for Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) is cooperating with the Southern African Power Pool Coordination Centre (SAPP CC) in implementing a portion of the SAPP Program for Accelerating Regional Energy/Transformational Projects (SAPP-AREP) that relates to capacity development. SAPP-AREP is funded by the World Bank with resources provided by the International Development Association (IDA) and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF).
SACREEE activities are not mutually exclusive, and they are broadly covered under Workstream 3 of the AREP. The activities relate to the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building component of the AREP Programme. Among the planned activities, SACREEE is conducting studies on relevant Codes and Standards that will facilitate the design and adoption of Energy Storage for power system applications in the SADC Member States.
Objective of consultancy assignment
The objective of this assignment is to develop codes and technical standards for energy storage at high voltage power system applications level and support their integration in the SADC region.
Scope of Assignment
The assignment entails a set of interlinked tasks that contribute to the conceptualisation, design, development, adoption and deployment of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) codes and standards that meet the SADC region’s environment and energy security objectives:
- Conduct a baseline study of the SADC Region ESS Ecosystem
- Detail the essential elements of ESS codes and standards development in accordance with global best practice.
- Develop and design appropriate ESS codes and standards for the Region
- Develop Risk Matrix tools for some of the standards.
Required Qualifications and Experience
The services of an individual firm / consortium required, the expertise and experience for this assignment should reside within the team of experts who should include a Lead Expert and a Technical Specialist with a good understanding and knowledge of Energy Storage System (ESS) standards and compliance issues at global scale and regional level. Any sub-consultant arrangements should be clearly stated.
The SAPP now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The shortlisting criteria are:
- Years in business with relevant experience
- Availability of qualified and experienced Team of Experts
- Evidence of having executed relevant projects in terms of similar size / volume and complexity
Consulting firms are permitted to associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications and experience.
Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be based on Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS) in accordance with World Bank’s “Procurement Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants” which is available on the Bank’s website at http://www.worldbank.org.
Expressions of interest must be emailed to the email below, on or before 15th August, 2022 at 1500 Hours Central African time and mention "Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for the Development of Energy Storage (ESS) Codes and Standards for Southern African Development Community (SADC).“
Southern African Power Pool
Attention: Thembekani Luthuli, SAPP Procurement Specialist
Tel: +27 10 446 9600/+27 72 709 7252
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