In fulfilment of the ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy and the National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) of ECOWAS member states, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and other partners has established a Regional Certification Scheme (RCS). The goal of the RCS is to promote professional competency and address the quality assurance gaps that exist along the renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) value-chain. ECREEE, currently acting as the Regional Certification Body (RCB) (i) manages the scheme and impartiality as it maintains responsibility for all decisions and processes related to certification granting, maintaining, recertifying, expanding the scope of certification, and suspending or withdrawing certification; (ii) documents the organizational structure; (iii) provide adequate information and records; and (v) manages applications and assessment of practitioners. ECREEE has aligned all the structures and procedures of ECSES scheme to the requirements of ISO 17024:2012 “conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies performing certification of persons" and is currently seeking to be certified to ISO 17024.
ECREEE now invites accrediting organization recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) offering Personnel Certification Body accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17024 to submit their bid. NB: Bidder must provide proof of membership if not explicitly listed on the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) website.
The contractor shall state in their proposal the period of validity for the accreditation and associated schedule for renewal, along with any fees for continuing the accreditation. The estimated period of the contract is from the date of Contract Award to one year following accreditation, with the option to include renewal and re-assessment activities for up to a five 5-year period from initial accreditation. Renewal and/or re-assessment shall be stated as a separate item in the contractor’s proposal with options for up to a total of 5 years, if applicable. NB: Bid evaluation shall also be based on cost. The Accreditation organization will be paid an amount not exceeding USD30,000.00.
Audit activities as part of the accreditation service shall be performed at the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), RCB, located at ECREEE Building, second Floor C.P. 288, Praia, Cabo Verde.
Send the application form, technical and financial bids to ECREEE’s tender email tender[a]ecreee.org before 23:59, 30 September 2019. The title of the Procurement must appear as the subject of e-mail submissions.
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