Solomon Islands comprise hundreds of islands. Solomon Islands Water Authority (SW), a state-owned enterprise, is mandated to operate as the provider of municipal water and wastewater services. About 95% of total installed capacity of electricity generation in Solomon Islands is based on fossil fuels, and the balance 5% is through renewable energy sources. The electricity tariff of Solomon Islands is one of the highest in the Pacific since a major share of electricity in the Islands is met through fossil fuels.
Installing energy efficient equipment as well as shifting from fossil-fuel-based electricity generation to self-generation options using renewable energy sources (e.g. Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) or other options of generating renewable energy) that are feasible and suitable for the operational requirements of the Solomon Water would help in providing water services at competitive rates, while at the same time helping the Island in reducing overall GHG emissions.
The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for the technical assistance project:
Solomon Water & Energy Efficiency and Self-Generation Plan. Deadline: 19 December 2018, 17:00 (Vienna time).
The completed offer must be submitted via the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) e-Procurement portal https://procurement.unido.org. Please refer to documents below for complete terms of reference and bidding information.
Please note: In the event that your institution is not yet a CTCN network member, you may bid for implementation of the technical assistance, subject to the condition that you submit your completed application for CTC Network membership before the bid closure and your application is acknowledged by the CTCN. Furthermore, the contract award – should your bid be selected – is conditional to your network membership application having been successfully approved by the Director of CTCN. Should the bidder decide to partner with another institution to deliver the services described in these Terms of Reference, it is expected that the partner institution also joins the CTC Network.