Consultancy to conduct a tailored training program on Renewable Energy and Energy Management for Public health Facilities in Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Language: EN
Number: 7749954
Publication date: 14-02-2018
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Deadline: 20 days
Tags: Auditing services Electrical services solar and nuclear energy Energy

Description

Consultancy to conduct a tailored training program on Renewable Energy and Energy Management for Public health Facilities in Jamaica
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline : 13-Mar-18
Posted on : 13-Feb-18
Development Area : EDUCATION
Reference Number : 44150
Link to Atlas Project :
00087974 - Deployment of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Documents :
Terms of Reference
RFP
Annexes - RFP
E-tenderng Instructions
FAQ - E-tendering
Overview :

BACKGROUND

The Deployment of Renewable Energy and Improvement of Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector project is being implemented from the 1st of September 2016 to the 31st of August 2019. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund and the Government of Jamaica through its agency the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and other partners. The project implementation is being executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica in partnership with PCJ.

This project seeks to advance a low carbon development path and reduce Jamaica’s public sector energy bill through the introduction of renewable energy (RE) and improvement in energy efficiency (EE) in the health sector. The project will build relevant capacity in the public sector by increasing the knowledge base of its operatives on matters pertinent to RE and EE as well as developing the appropriate technical skills necessary to support investments in the sector. It will strengthen the regulatory framework that governs the development and deployment of RE and EE technologies. The project will support and investigate a potential mechanism involving public-private partnerships (PPPs) that will engender a greater uptake of RE and EE.

It has been recognized that there is limited technical expertise in public sector institutions (particularly in Jamaica’s health sector) tasked to oversee electricity equipment purchases and performance. The project seeks to establish the basis for sustainability by developing a cadre of trained technicians to ensure that there is no dearth of technical skills in the country. This would include a series of trainings for key audiences who will successfully support the development of a scaled-up RE and EE market. This output will however seek to promote the development and upgrading of skills and competences within the health sector with an emphasis on energy management and solar photo-voltaic system operation and maintenance.

UNDP is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable training institution and/or company in the areas of energy management and renewable energy technology to develop and deliver a training program. The training will be expected to provide basic concepts for energy management as well as the operation, maintenance and monitoring of solar PV systems. The Key Performance Indicators of this capacity building initiative is to have fifty (50) technicians certified in RE and EE systems and thirty (30) other staff from beneficiary hospitals trained in RE and EE technologies. The assignment should comprise of sensitization workshops on RE and Energy Management, a training of trainers program along with training sessions on energy management and solar PV operation and maintenance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Objective:

The objective of the assignment is to facilitate development of local technical capacities and increase knowledge on energy management and renewable energy technologies, particularly solar PV systems within the Health Sector. It is also geared at developing the national guidelines for the operation, maintenance and monitoring of solar PV systems. Therefore this assignment is intended to:

  • Build local technical capacities, increase knowledge on renewable energy and energy management within the health sector.
  • Develop a sustainable mechanism for renewable energy and energy management training for the health sector through a training of trainers program.
  • Support the development of national guidelines for solar PV operation, maintenance and monitoring for the public sector.

Scope of Work

The institution or firm will be expected to:

  • Validate Training Needs data collected at six (6) targeted health facilities and complete the Training Needs Analysis (TNA), to include gender constraints.
  • Develop and submit a training program with a balance on theory and practice, as well as training methodology and learning objectives to UNDP for approval. The training must focus on:
  • fundamental concepts in renewable energy technology particularly the operation and maintenance and monitoring of solar PV systems, electrical concepts and safety issues and hands-on experience and real world applications of small scale grid connected system.
  • fundamental concepts in Energy Management, introduction to energy efficiency measures, the energy audit; energy management systems; ISO 50001 in organizations; indicators of energy consumption and methodologies for creating an energy management plan
  • Provide training materials (e.g. worksheets and training manual) that will serve as an encompassing tool for participants to better understand subject matter and simplify practical application of energy management and solar PV systems.
  • Facilitate two sensitization workshops for the health sector on the value of energy management and renewable energy technologies particular solar PV systems and solar water heaters.
  • Facilitate a tailored 3-day solar PV operation and maintenance training for technicians in the health sector.
  • Facilitate a tailored 2-day energy management training for technicians in the health sector.
  • Facilitate a 5–day training of trainers program for a select number of persons from identified regional health authorities on energy management and solar PV operation and maintenance.
  • Prepare training reports outlining the findings of the evaluation assessment, final exam results, general trainers’ reflections on training events, overview of most commons issues or concern, recommendations for improvement and statistical results of trainee satisfaction forms.
  • Draft guidelines on solar PV systems operation, maintenance and monitoring through consultation with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), the Jamaica Solar Energy Association (JSEA), and any other key stakeholder.
  • Present guidelines using PowerPoint or equivalent method to key stakeholders, including UNDP for feedback.
  • Submit final guidelines for solar PV systems operation, maintenance and monitoring

REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATION

The consultancy will be undertaken by a reputable firm with a competent team to perform the services outlined in the scope of work above. At a minimum, the team should comprise individuals with the minimum qualification and experience as per the requirements below:

Team Leader – Energy Specialist

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Renewable Energy or Engineering Disciplines with specialized training in solar PV systems.
  • Post graduate certification in Energy Management, Energy Auditing or related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating similar training sessions/programs (at least 3 training sessions)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ practical experience in operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of energy management (at least 2 projects)
  • Demonstrated experience engaging national/project stakeholder using participatory methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills including presentation and report writing
  • Experience working with UN agencies and in Small Island Development States will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English

Renewable Energy Consultant

  • Minimum BSc. in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical Engineering with
  • Certification in Renewable Energy Systems or related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating similar training sessions/programs (at least 3 training sessions)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in operation, maintenance and/or monitoring of solar PVs.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging national/project stakeholder using participatory methodologies will be an asset.
  • Experience working with UN agencies and in Small Island Development States will be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills including presentation and report writing
  • Fluency in English

Energy Management Consultant

  • Minimum BSc. in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical Engineering
  • Certification in Energy Management or related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting energy management projects/initiatives or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting training sessions/initiatives on energy management or energy auditing (at least 3 training session)
  • Demonstrated experience engaging national/project stakeholder using participatory methodologies, will be an asset.
  • Experience working with UN agencies and in Small Island Development States will be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills including presentation and report writing
  • Fluency in English

Application Procedure:

Proposals must be submitted on or before the deadline indicated by UNDP in the eTendering system. Bids must be submitted in the online eTendering system in the following link: https://etendering.partneragencies.org using your username and password. If you have not registered in the system before, you must register now by logging in using

username: event.guest

password: why2change

and follow the registration steps as specified in the system user guide.

Please send requests for clarification to procurement.jamaica@undp.org; Tel: 978.2390 ext. 2007.