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TENDER: Wind Development Project in Tuvalu

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Town/City Tuvalu
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 16/10/2009
Company Name SPREP
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific. The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff. There is also a SPREP office in Fiji with four staff as well as SPREP Officers stationed in the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPREP has an annual budget of USD $29 million in 2018. The establishment of SPREP sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development. The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories. SPREP is based in Apia, Samoa. For jobs at SPREP visit their website or for other marine ecology roles in Australasia and the Pacific visit www.environmentjobs.com
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The Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) is a continuation of the close collaboration between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to build the capacity of the PICs to deal with the challenges of Climate Change


The global environment and development goal of PIGGAREP is the reduction of the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible renewable energy (RE) technologies. The specific objective of the project is the promotion of the productive use of RE to reduce GHG emission by removing the major barriers to the widespread and cost-effective use of commercially viable RE technologies (RETs). PIGGAREP consists of various activities whose outputs will contribute to the removal of the major barriers to the widespread utilization of RE technologies (RETs). The project is expected to bring about in the PICs: (1) Increased number of successful commercial RE applications; (2) Expanded market for RET applications; (3) Enhanced institutional capacity to design, implement and monitor RE projects; (4) Availability and accessibility of financing to existing and new RE projects; (5) Strengthened legal and regulatory structures in the energy and environmental sectors; and, (6) Increased awareness and knowledge on RE and RETs among key stakeholders.


Tuvalu is one of the participating PICs in the PIGGAREP and one of the activities in its 2009 Work Plan and Budget is a Wind Power Development Project. The activity is separated into four components:


Component 1 Wind Data Validation and Analysis for Funafuti

Component 2 Training on wind data analysis

Component 3 Remove and reinstall the Funafuti wind monitoring station at Niulakita island

Component 4 Wind Power Feasibility Study for Funafuti


This activity builds on the UNDP/SOPAC PIEPSAP funded wind resource monitoring equipment that was installed in May 2007 on Funafuti Atoll. The equipment was installed at the TEC compound because on the preferred site, the landowners were not willing to install the wind resource assessment equipment on their land. Two years of data have been collected at a height of 30 meters above ground and all data are being stored at the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation’s (TEC) main server. For security purposes, data are also backed-up at SOPAC.


The collection of data was extended to two years on the request of Kansai Electric, a Japanese Electric Company. According to Kansai Electric Ltd, a two year period will clearly show the seasonal variability of the site.


The PIREP 2004 report noted that there has been no attempt to estimate the wind energy resource in Tuvalu . While the economic case for wind power in Tuvalu possibly is decreasing due to falling prices of oil in the second half of 2008, the future may bring the price of imported energy to a level that will allow wind power to provide energy at a comparable or lower cost. However, it is likely that there are better locations for wind power in Funafuti than in the TEC compound. Thus a comprehensive assessment should be made by including locations along the reef and in the lagoon where there is no interference from the tall coconut trees that cover the land areas.


The PIGGAREP and the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation is hereby putting out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified and experience registered consultancy firms to undertake the following tasks:


Wind Data Validation and Analysis for Funafuti

Training on wind data analysis

  Remove and reinstall the Funafuti wind monitoring station at Niulakita island

  Wind Power Feasibility Study for Funafuti


Instructions to Offerors:

•  The Proposals must cover all the objectives, outputs and activities as specified in the ToR

•  The Proposals must include costs for professional fees and logistics

•  USD$ only must be used in the Proposals

•  The Proposals must include:

i)   An updated CV of the individual/s who will undertake the update feasibility study

ii)   A summary of recent work in the areas to be covered in this consultancy (including client and work produced);

iii)   Information on availability;

iv)   Total person days proposed for the work on the consultancy and daily rate in USD$ and

•  A methodology and work plan (maximum 10 pages)

vi) The body of the proposal should not be more than 20 pages. All other information are to be placed in Annexes.

•  As part of the PIGGAREP capacity building effort, bidders are encouraged to include local Tuvalu experts in their proposals.

•  As this task will involve specialized skills, experience and qualification, the Proposal must specify such experience and qualification of the individual(s) who will undertake the assigned task(s);

•  The consultancy preferably should commence by November 2009;

•  The offer must be in the English language only;

•  The above-mentioned documents, information and requirements are mandatory and as such are required to form a complete tender. An offer will be rejected unless it is substantially responsive;

•  If the Proposal is received prior to the formal submission date corrections/modifications can be made up to that date;

•  The Proposals must be submitted in electronic format only (Word and PDF format, 1 MB max) by email to the e-mail address specified below and


The exact number of working days will be determined subsequently between the successful Contractor, the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation and the PIGGAREP Project Management Office (PMO).


The final working plan will be determined subsequently between the successful Contractor, the Tuvalu Electricity Corporation and the PIGGAREP PMO. Acknowledgements of the receipt of quotations will be provided by e-mail. Successful as well as unsuccessful offerors will be informed by e-mail once the evaluation and selection process are completed.


Award of Contract and Evaluation Criteria:


Quotations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

•  Price - (30%)
•  Specific Experiences in Wind Analysis, Wind power project development and installations - (25%)
•  Experiences in Small Islands Developing States and in the Pacific Region - (15%)
•  Methodology/Work Plan - (30%)
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