Jordan: Shobak Wind Farm - Lender"s Engineer, Technical Due Diligence

Country: Jordan
Language: EN
Number: 2117438
Publication date: 22-05-2017
Source: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Tags: Electrical services Energy Construction

Description

Country:

Jordan

Business sector:

Power and energy

Project number:

69199

Funding source:

Bank Funded

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (CSU)

Issue date:

22 May 2017

Closing date:

05 Jun 2017 at 10:00 London

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Project Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other potential lenders (together, the Lenders) are considering entering into a financing agreement with Shobak Wind Energy PSC (the Project Company) incorporated in Jordan for the sole purpose of constructing and operating a greenfield wind power plant with a capacity of 45 MW, located in Shobak municipality, approximately 46 km northwest of Ma’an, and 210 km south of Amman, in southern Jordan (the Project). The Project involves the installation of thirteen (13) Vestas V136 wind turbine generators (WTGs), each rated at 3.45 MW, giving a total Project capacity of 45 MW, and will be constructed under a full scope EPC contract.

Assignment Description: EBRD intends to engage a consultant (the Consultant) to provide the Lenders with a technical assessment of various aspects and risks of the Project to enable the Lenders to make a critical assessment of the Project, and if required, to monitor the Project construction activities and commercial operations from financial close.

Please see detailed Terms of Reference for the Assignment.


Assignment Duration: Phase 1 Technical Due Diligence is expected to last up to 12 months; Phase 2 Construction monitoring is expected to last 24 months; and Phase 3 shall comprise of two semi-annual visits during the first year of operation and one annual visit following the second year of operation.


Cost Estimate for the Assignment for all three Phases: EUR 250,000; inclusive of any contingency and exclusive of VAT. The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank"s special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.


Funding Source: EBRD budget.


Eligibility: There are no consultant nationality eligibility restrictions.


Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with:

(i) Experience in wind power projects of >25 MW capacity in Jordan and/or the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, where the Consultants has:

a. Acted in the capacity of Lenders’ Technical Adviser

b. Performed a full package of the analysis similar to the scope of work (e.g. review of all project-related contracts, rather than performing only parts of the similar scope of work)

(ii) Experience of acting as a Lenders’ Technical Adviser to EBRD or other International Financial Institution

(iii) Experience of performing an energy yield assessment

(iv) Preferably, experience of working on wind power projects utilising Vestas wind turbines.

(v) The Consultant’s demonstrated project experience should refer only to projects performed within the last five years.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts, both internationals and locals:

(i) Senior Engineer/Team Leader with an engineering degree, with approximately 15 years’ experience in design, engineering, construction and operation of wind farms, and with in-depth knowledge of windfarm project schedules and management;

(ii) Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 15 years’ experience in design, engineering, construction and operation of wind turbines / wind farms, and with in-depth knowledge of wind turbine / wind farm design, costs and O&M procedures;

(iii) Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 8 years’ experience in wind farms and wind energy yield assessment;

(iv) Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 5 years’ experience in wind farms, grid connection requirements and electrical design for wind farm;

(v) Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 5 years’ experience in foundations and civil works design for wind farms;

(vi) Technical Expert with an engineering degree and with approximately 5 years’ experience in planning and permitting for wind farm projects;

(vii) Procurement Expert with approximately 10 years’ experience in wind turbine / wind farm contracts and business plans, and good understanding of the wind farm financing requirements of EBRD or other international financial institutions; and

(viii) Local Experts with an engineering degree, with approximately 5 years’ experience in design, engineering, construction and operation of wind farms and wind energy estimation, with in-depth knowledge of local technical and environmental regulations.

International experts will be fluent in English, written and spoken, and local experts will be fluent in English and Arabic.

Submission Requirements: Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.


In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms" profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. Proposed work plan and methodology.

4. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

5. Completed financial proposal broken into three phases.

6. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and the Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:

Larissa Gosling

Technical Co-operation

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

Tel: + 44 20 7338 6338

e-mail: goslingl@ebrd.com

(submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)


Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract.

2. The evaluation criteria are:

a) Consultants" Experience in similar assignments (30%)

b) Consultants" experience in Jordan and/or the region (20%)

c) Proposed Work Plan and Methodology (20%)

d) Qualifications and experience of key experts proposed (30%).