As of now, the bid documentation to conduct an open bidding procedure for selection of a consultant for integrated management of the investment project for construction of wind power turbines (WPT) with the development of pre-project (pre-investment) and project documentation has been prepared and posted on the website icetrade.by.
Brief information about the project.
In accordance with the resolution of the Council of Ministers on 18 December 2014 № 1189 “On approval of international technical assistance projects”, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus with the assistance of the UN Development Programme are implementing the international technical assistance project “Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus” (hereinafter – the Project). The Project is financed by the Global Environment Facility.
The Project aims to remove barriers to wind power development in Belarus and construct wind power turbines with a total capacity of at least 25 MW.
The main project activities are the development of draft regulations for wind power development; increase of the level of investor confidence in project implementation in the field of wind power in the Republic of Belarus; establishment of a mechanism of private funding of wind power; development of project documentation for the construction of five wind farms.
Consultant's objectives will be the following:
• Creation and maintenance of Wind Private Finance Organization (hereinafter – WPFO), which will be the key institution in the development of wind power in the Republic of Belarus. The created legal entity will be responsible for coordination of work to create pre-investment assets, increasing the potential for the management of investment projects for creation of wind farms in Belarus, as well as for the increase of investment activity of domestic and foreign development companies and investors.
• Consulting and information support of investment projects for construction of wind farms with a total installed capacity of at least 25 MW up to the stage of commencement of construction.
It is expected that the Consultant will analyze the legislation and existing practices of implementation of projects for construction of renewable energy facilities, will collect the necessary basic data, hire, if necessary, subcontractors (e.g. for wind potential measurements) to carry out work within the Terms of Reference.
Based on the results of the work, the Consultant should suggest the best ways of practical implementation of actions in the chain: selection, evaluation and study of the site, creation of a special organization for each wind farm, conclusion of an investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus, conduct of a bidding procedure for selection of a company for the provision of engineering services and development of pre-project and project documentation, development of pre-project and project documentation.
Consultant’s services are divided into 2 stages:
(A) Organizational (creation of WPFO, management of WPFO, including providing it with the necessary resources, assistance in carrying out the tasks imposed on WPFO, creation of special organizations for each wind farm, conclusion of investment agreements, conduct of a bidding procedure for selection of an engineering company for the provision of engineering services and development of pre-project and project documentation, monitoring all the stages of the implementation activities to create pre-investment assets, preparation of reports).
(B) Technical (selection of sites, collection and preparation of the basic data for the further development of pre-project and project documentation).
Within the bid, the Consultant should submit a work plan for the implementation of stages A and B.
Service period: until December 2018.
For more information about the requirements for a bibber, please, refer to the bid documentation.