In the context of ECO Vision 2025, ECO Energy Strategy, ECO Clean Energy Corridors and the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) Program, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), resolved on assisting the ECO Member States in the establishment of the ECO Clean Energy Centre (CECECO). ECO Member States include: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The CECECO process is closely linked to the other centers operating under the umbrella of the GN-SEC. Energy represents one of the priority areas of cooperation within ECO along with trade and transport.
It has been recognized that there is a lack of ECO Region-wide in-depth analytical studies, which would quantify and evaluate the potential for transition to sustainable energy and investigate constraints to regional cooperation. In the light of the aforementioned and with a view to address the renewables and energy efficiency/conservation issues in an integrated manner, the partners have agreed to undertake a comprehensive consultative preparatory process, which will determine the added value, feasibility as well as the technical and institutional design of the center.
The process envisages the broad stakeholder consultations, consultative/validation meetings, a needs assessment, feasibility study, and consideration and approval of a project document which will define the institutional and technical design of the center during the subsequent stage of development – start up/the first operational phase. The expected following project document will be based on the lessons learned from other centers and provide an overview on the preparatory results and activities.
The partners seek support of a professional energy consultancy company/institution/individual consultant with a strong focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Applicants shall submit their written proposals in English through the UNIDO online procurement system (www.unido.org/procurement) at latest by 22 March 2019 (CET). The full terms of reference also available here.