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Developing an Accreditation scheme for Energy Services Companies in Jordan
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :17-May-21
Posted on :04-May-21
Reference Number :78151
Link to Atlas Project :
00107209 - Sustainable Urbanization
Documents :
procurement notice
Terms of reference
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 17 May 2021  with subject: “Developing an Accreditation scheme for Energy Services Companies in Jordan​ ".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, to or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

SURE, is a project implemented by Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) aiming to establish a systematic approach for Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) to implement benchmarked, standardized tools and methodologies for measuring and reporting climate resilient, resource efficient, and urban-developed city.

The project’s primary objective is to assist the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) in improving the quality of life for its citizens and comply with the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) via support for more sustainable resource-efficient urban planning and targeted low-carbon interventions in the municipal buildings and street lighting sub-sectors.

 The UNDP-GEF project is designed to create a sustainable urbanization model through promoting low-carbon buildings in Greater Amman Municipality, and eventually in other municipalities and cities in Jordan, through the enforcement of building energy codes, thermal insulation code for new buildings, and retrofit guidelines for existing buildings. The project will directly support the implementation of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEAP 2016) and the National Green Growth Plan (NGGP 2016). To achieve this, the project will focus on the following anticipated outcomes: i)Putting in place planning and monitoring frameworks to foster accelerated low-carbon development in GAM and benchmark progress against established international standards; ii) Strengthening the enabling conditions, methodologies and tools in GAM for enforcing regulatory frameworks for EE buildings and street lighting; iii) An integrated climate monitoring and finance framework is established for the development of urban Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and appropriate financial de-risking tools are identified and supported to promote adoption of EE measures in buildings attached to MRV systems; and iv) Selected proof-of-concept mitigation interventions to operationalize the outputs under the previous outcomes.

Under Component Two, SURE will work with the relevant stakeholders (i.e., Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources -MEMR), in fostering the development of ESCO Markets for Energy Efficiency. Energy service companies can help scale up energy efficiency by offering specialized technical and financial services for project design and implementation, including energy auditing, design and engineering, equipment procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, measurement and verification (M&V) of energy and cost savings. The energy user, or host facility, pays for the ESCO’s services from the resulting cost savings. ESCOs typically use performance-based contracting models, under which payments are contingent on customer satisfaction and the ESCO assumes most of the technical, financial, and performance risks.

ESCO models are complex and require strong legal, financial, accounting, and business infrastructure, which is often lacking in Jordan. Commercial lenders in Jordan are unfamiliar with the models and lack developed procedures for technical due diligence and project appraisal, which leads to their perception that ESCO projects carry high risk. In response to the slow uptake of ESCOs in Jordan, SURE in collaboration with MEMR will work with other relevant stakeholder (i.e. Energy and Mineral Resources Regulatory commission -EMRC) to introduce an accredited professional ESCO model to the local market. The selection and design of the models depends on factors such as: (i) the current state of the local energy services market in Jordan, including the experience with energy performance contracts and the provision of combined services (e.g., audits, design and build contracts, and financing); (ii) the maturity of financial markets, the financial capabilities of ESCOs, and access to funds for ESCO projects through dedicated financing mechanisms; (iii) the familiarity and comfort of target markets with ESCOs and energy performance contracts; and (iv) the legislative and regulatory framework.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.