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Energy Systems Technical Expert (National Consultant) to provide technical assistance in the area identification and Renewable Energy resource assessment in selected municipalities of Northern Iloilo
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :09-Mar-20
Posted on :27-Feb-20
Reference Number :63785
Link to Atlas Projects :
00014466 - Palawan Renewable Energy MSP
00088788 - DevtforREApplicationsMainstreaming&Market Sustainability
Overview :

A.        Project Title: Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (DREAMS)          

B.        Project Description 

I. Goal: “reduce GHG emissions from the power sector, the objective is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of the renewable energy (RE) markets through the removal of barriers to increase investments in RE based power generation project.”

II. Outcome indicators: “Direct emissions reductions will be 205,181 tons of CO2eq hand. 20,000 sitio-based households will have access to RE sources.

III. Components and Expected outcome vis a vis required services:

DREAMS have 4 components.



a. RE Policy and Planning

enforcement of a supportive policy and regulatory environment = increase in RE investments

b. Institutional strengthening for RE mainstreaming

strengthened institutional capacity= increase in RE project approvals

c. Capitalized RE market development

increased number of operational RE projects = increase in confidence of RE developers on viability of RE

d. RE commercialization

capitalized RE markets = increase in RE based power capacity

IV. Stakeholders for the Project.

The project is being implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE assumes over-all responsibility for the achievement of project results. The Project is co-financed with funding from the GEF. UNDP acts as the GEF Executing Agency. All components of the Project is being implemented by the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB).

A Project Support Group (PSG) composed of technical staff/specialist from the other Bureaus and divisions of DOE has been formed to provide technical advice in the implementation of the activities including monitoring and evaluation. A Project Steering Committee has been established to serve as a policy and decision-making body for the project implementation.

A Project Management Unit is based at the DOE Compound. The PMU is headed by a National Project Director (NPD) who is also the Director of the REMB.

A Project Manager and support staff oversees the day to day operations of the DREAMS Project Management Office. The PMO is located at the office of the DOE in Taguig, Metro Manila. 

The other stakeholders for this Project are the Provincial Government of Iloilo, the Municipality of Ajuy, Carles and Concepcion and the Iloilo Electric Cooperative III. These 3 institutions are the partners of the DREAMS Project in the implementation of the Local Renewable Energy Planning (LREP) process.


Description of Responsibilities :

C. Scope of Work of the Required Services

The IC is expected to help in identifying potential Renewable Energy (RE) projects to implement in the municipalities of Ajuy, Carles and Concepcion. The focus will be on the use of RE for household electrification, and/or water desalination, and livelihood support and production activities.


D.        Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The two main deliverables are

(1) Six (6) Renewable Energy Assessment Report (REAP), which consists of the Socio-economic Profile (SEP) of target beneficiaries and Assessment of RE Sources (ARES)

(2) Three (3) Pre-Feasibility Studies (Pre-FS) on the priority RE projects that will be developed into a full-blown Feasibility Study to local RE investments.


Deliverables/ Outputs


Estimated days to Complete


Target Due Dates


Review and Approvals Required (review output and confirm acceptance)


Name of designated person who will review and accept the output

Approved SEP and ARES report outline, Pre-FS Methodology and format, and detailed activity work plan


5 days after signing






 Assistant National Project Director




 Project Manager


Draft Report on the Socio-Economic Profile (SEP) of islands in municipalities of Ajuy, Carles and Concepcion


NLT 15 May 2020

Final Report on the SEP


NLT 15 Jul 2020

Draft Report on the ARES


Final Report of ARES


NLT 30 Sept 2020

Three (3) Draft Pre – FS

Three (3) Final Pre - Feasibility Studies


NLT 30 Oct 2020

Integrated Final Report


NLT 15 Nov 2020


The inputs will come via consultations and discussions with the management of Iloilo Electric Cooperative III, REMB of the DOE and Renewable Energy Expert Groups of the identified municipalities, secondary data consolidation from official sources and site assessment in the municipalities of Ajuy, Carles and Concepcion.


E.         Institutional Arrangement

The work of the IC will be supervised and coordinated by the DREAMS Project Manager. The PMO will provide a working space to the IC during the meetings with concerned units of DOE.

The PMO will facilitate linkage to the potential key informants within and outside of DOE. However, the gathering and consolidation of data for the study, within or outside of DOE, shall be the responsibility of the IC.

The IC will primarily coordinate with divisions under the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) and officials from the Government of Iloilo, and municipalities of Ajuy, Carles and Concepcion.

The Renewable Energy Expert Groups and the ILECO III will assist the IC in the conduct of the study by providing information/data, introduction to sites/communities where the studies will be undertaken, accompanying the IC in the conduct of the Pre-FS and other support as may be agreed upon during the inception planning.

ILECO III and the concerned LGU shall endorse the outputs of the IC for approval of the NPD. Request for extension or delays in the submission of output shall likewise be endorsed by ILECO III or the concerned LGUs to the NPD prior to approval.


F.         Duration of the Work

The contract period is from March to November 2020.   A total of 150 man-days will be needed to deliver the output.


G.        Duty Station

The IC will be based in Iloilo City or in any other area near the ILECO III Main Office. Heavy fieldwork is expected. The IC will be required to report at least at the DOE-DREAMS office in Manila at most four (4) times during the duration of the Contract.  


H.          Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

This is a lump-sum approach. The lump-sum amount must be “all-inclusive” of expenses, e.g. supplies, reproduction, meals, lodging, and other travel fares.

The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in cost components.

Deliverables/ Outputs

Payment Tranche

Approved report outline, Pre-FS Methodology and format and work plan


Draft Socio-Economic Profiles


Approved SEP report and draft REAP


Final REAP and Presentation of 3 Draft Pre-FS


Approved 3 Pre-FS


Final Integrated Report (SEP, REAP and the completed 3 Pre-FS)



Competencies :

Corporate competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Computer literate.


Qualifications :

Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :

  • Technical qualifications = 70%
  • Financial Proposal =    30%

For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):


Points Obtainable

(100 points)


Minimum level: Graduate in the field of engineering, economics, environmental science, development/technology management or other energy-related courses:

if not met: 0


Skills: At least 10 years demonstrated experience in:

  1. Participatory Resource Assessment
  2. Preparation of Feasibility Studies and/or Investment Packaging
  3. Management of development programs/projects






  • Coordination/facilitation/networking/ training Electric Cooperatives
  • Coordination/facilitation/networking with LGUs preferably in Iloilo province and/or Panay island
  • Coordination/facilitation/networking with Affiliated Renewable Energy Centers (Iloilo=10 points; other ARECS = 10 points; if both = 20 points)





Language: Excellent writing proficiency in English and spoken local language

  • English – 2.5
  • Local language (Ilonggo / Bisaya) – 2.5




Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.


Recommended Presentation of Offer

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below at

You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.  If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 

Financial proposal template (use only applicable items)

Budget Item



Professional Services



Travel (local only)



Meals and Lodging



Supplies, Reproduction










In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.