Local consultant to develop the technical specification for a software and hardware components for forecasting the production of electricity using renewable energy sources (RESs), evaluation of tender documents and QA at the final stage of installati.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02495

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 28 Jun 2022, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
05 Jul 2022, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 06 Jul 2022
Reference to the project: Energy Security/FPI
Expected Duration of Assignment:July-August 2022
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 27 June 16:30 (Moldova local time).

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: silvia.pana-carp@undp.org. UNDP will respond 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 applicants.

Supporting Documents:
Procurement notice
Terms of reference
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract
Personal History Form (P11) UN Women

Contacts:

Ms. Silvia Pana-Carp.

silvia.pana-carp@undp.org

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

Starting with October 2021, Moldova faced significant crisis in the gas sector, which outlined the need to undertake more actions towards improving energy security of the Republic of Moldova, both in the natural gas and electricity sectors. To enhance security of gas supply, Moldovan authorities are seeking various ways to diversify gas and electricity supply, to strengthen its energy security and enabling a transparent, fully open and well-functioning energy market.

The acute gas supply crisis in Moldova has also been subject of discussions within the Moldova-EU Association Council meeting on October 28, 2021. The EU and Moldova stressed the importance of resilience against any potential efforts by third parties to use energy as a geopolitical lever. The Association Council recalled the importance of continued energy market reform to strengthen competition and transparency in this sector. The EU has urged Moldova to ensure that the energy sector reform demonstrates full respect of the Energy Community acquis and is in line with the EU Third Energy Package. The EU side confirmed its support to the objective of Moldova for integration into the EU energy system and market, an important step being the recent synchronization of its electricity network with the Continental European Network (CEN).

Under these circumstances, the Government of Moldova will be assisted to tackle the current energy crisis and energy poverty and addressing prioritized systemic elements in the energy sector to cope with potential future energy crisis. In partnership with EU, UNDP Moldova will therefore, support the Government of Moldova: 

  • To tackle the current energy crisis and energy poverty, and addressing prioritized systemic elements in the energy sector to cope with potential future energy crisis
  • To support the Government of Moldova in building its capacities towards strengthening the national energy security, as well as in improving the legal and regulatory framework and operationalizing specific rapid large-scale interventions to tackle energy poverty and support most vulnerable and affected groups of population and businesses.

In this context, UNDP Moldova is seeking to recruit a local consultant for the elaboration of the specifications for the procurement of the software for forecasting the production of electricity from renewable sources and hardware components.

Scope of work

From June 1, 2022, the new rules of the electricity market came into force. In this sense, both traditional energy producers and those from renewable sources have the right to participate in the electricity market, based on predefined forecasts. The purpose of the activity is to develop a specification for the procurement of specialized software for forecasting electricity and hard drives for the Central Energy Supplier.

 

The activity includes the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Undertake a comprehensive Desk review and market price analysis on existing software at the international level for electricity forecasting using Renewable energy sources (RESs).
  2. Preparation of a report with recommendations on the most relevant forecast programs (licensed or open access), applicable to the Republic of Moldova;
  3. In cooperation with the responsible department of the beneficiary, produce technical scope of work and draft the technical specifications and requirements/tender related documentation for purchasing the forecasting software and hardware components;
  4. Provide support to the Project team in the technical evaluation process of tender applications, preparation of technical evaluation report to ensure best quality, compliance with technical requirements and value for money procurement;
  5. In cooperation with the responsible department of the beneficiary, monitor and ensure quality of software installation, testing and commissioning in line with the UNDP requirements for procurement.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Requirements for experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the energy field;
  • Excellent knowledge of the rules and regulations of the electricity market in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Extensive knowledge of the country’s energy profile;
  • At least 3 years of experience in developing and implementing (either in the capacity of adviser, quality assurance or recipient) of similar products;
  • Previous experience in developing technical specifications for procurement of IT or other equipment systems/software in the field;
  • Previous relevant work experience with the UN or other international organizations is an asset.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:  

  1. Proposal, explaining why he/she is most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). 
  2. OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
  3. CV, including information about experience in similar assignments with at least 3 references. 

 

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e., whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e., upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees, taxes, travel costs, accommodation costs, communication, and number of anticipated working days)


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.