|Overview : Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for 2015/01/RFP – Supporting small enterprises in producing wood biomass fuel in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before 16:00 CET, 13 February, 2015 via courier mail to the address below:
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS
Key Plaza, Abide-i Hürriyet Cd. İstiklal Sk. No/11, Şişli, 34381, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Murat Akin, Procurement Manager
Your Proposal must be expressed in the English, and valid for a minimum period of 120 days.
In the course of preparing your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it reaches the address above on or before the deadline. Proposals that are received by UNDP after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.
Services proposed shall be reviewed and evaluated based on completeness and compliance of the Proposal and responsiveness with the requirements of the RFP and all other annexes providing details of UNDP requirements.
The Proposal that complies with all of the requirements, meets all the evaluation criteria and offers the best value for money shall be selected and awarded the contract. Any offer that does not meet the requirements shall be rejected.
The project “BiH Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security” is directly implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office.
The key project objective is the reduction of CO2 emissions by installing biomass boilers in public buildings in specific micro-region. These activities aim at the creation of sustainable markets for biomass energy. Domestic benefits include job creation, reduced emissions, and improved quality of heating. At the outset the project is targeting the education sector (primary schools) in the three municipalities of Srebrenica region (Srebrenica, Bratunac, Milići).
The project activities are tackling the identified barriers to the widespread and market-based growth of modern biomass energy. These activities are contributing to following project outcomes:
• Increased market demand for biomass energy
• Strengthened and expanded sustainable biomass fuel supply markets
• Policy makers, financial sector, fuel and technology suppliers and niche markets convinced of benefits and market opportunities for biomass energy
The proposed project is enhancing local experience and awareness of biomass energy providing a firm foundation for these issues to be addressed in the context of larger initiatives to address energy, forest and business policies and legislation.
This project is removing market barriers to the adoption of sustainable biomass energy services in rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina through market transformation, enhancing job creation, community poverty reduction and local energy security.
This project has been implemented since end of 2009 and has already brought additional domestic benefits to Bosnia and Herzegovina, including environmental, social and economic enhancements. The project duration is expected to continue until the end of 2015. The budget of the project has totaled to around 1 100 000 USD, with the majority of the funds (approximately 960 000 USD) being funded from the Global Environment Facility.
The development and implementation of policies related to wood biomass use, hence support to the private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina still face a lot of challenges, including weaknesses in the legal and institutional framework, lack of capacities for the elaboration of sound environmental and economic analysis for policy priorities and elaboration of programmes and plans, as well as securing substantive financing sources for implementation of approved programs and projects.
The study tour to the Czech Republic will support the representatives of the B&H wood biomass practitioners and private sector with first-hand experience and lessons learned from the successful Czech experience related to starting a small enterprise/business related to production of wood biomass fuel which will feed into the further enhancement of the private sector development in this field (in B&H) and expand on potential international network of actors. . The planned visits to the production facilities will add value in terms of introduction of technologies used, market value chains developed and lessons learned from the Czech Republic.
The added value of Czech expertise would consist of knowledge transfer in relation to the current renewable energy circumstances in the EU, accession process related to targets of renewable energy and how Czech Republic has adopted to the requirements of EU in this sense. Additionally, added value would be direct contact with the Czech companies and transfer of their experiences to the local biomass network members in B&H for potential future business cooperation. The planned visits to the production facilities will add value in terms of introduction of technologies used, market value chains developed and lessons learned from the Czech Republic. These lessons learned and good practice sharing would contribute to future renewable energy sector of B&H as well as the economic development and network establishment of both countries.
Please find the specific study tour parametres in the attached Terms of Reference.|