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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Senior Expert – Energy Efficiency Finance and Digitalization

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Senior Expert – Energy Efficiency Finance and Digitalization

 

EXTENSION Till 14 September 2023- REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Senior Expert – Energy Efficiency Finance and Digitalization

 

The technical proposal and the financial proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE and may be submitted on or before Thursday, September 14, 2023 via email to the addresses: Procurement@rcreee.org

 

  1. Background and Objective

Introduction:

meetMED is an EU-funded project (ref: GRANT CONTRACT ENI/2020/420-) that aims to contribute to enhancing the energy security of beneficiary South Mediterranean Countries (SMECs)[1], while fostering their transition to low carbon economy, thereby contributing to more stable, efficient, competitive and climate-resilient socioeconomic contexts.  Launched in 2021, meetMED second phase activities aim at strengthening the implementation of EE measures and improving countries’ energy mix focusing on building and appliances’ sectors through a multiscale, multi-partner and inclusive approach at local and regional levels, thereby fostering regional cooperation.

The second phase of the project is implemented by the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER).

Within the current energy context in the region, one of the priorities of the South Mediterranean countries (SMECs) is to secure energy provision and to promote energy saving and EE applications. High risk linked to new technologies, lack of regulatory framework, cumbersome administrative procedures, absence of national standards and incentives and clear financing instruments can be challenging for EE projects implementation basically in the financing phase.

There are difficulties for project developers to access finance unless relevant instruments exist (transition funds, incentives) and financing institutions (international and commercial banks) are keen on financing energy efficiency.

Constraints and barriers could come indicatively from the diversity of sources of funding, the lack of visibility on conditions, processes, financing modalities, the sizing of projects, the loan inadequacy and financing instruments (inappropriate grants) regarding the type of projects (maturity of loans, liquidity, and cash flow measurement, etc.). Constraints are both on the offer side and demand side.

Hence, there is an essential need to set up guidelines and/or an online platform providing comprehensive and clear tools and guidance to assist in the development of bankable energy efficiency projects in general and more particularly for building and appliances.

This RFP will be under the framework of meetMED activity 5.2.1 Develop Interactive Tool and Guidelines on a Dedicated Platform for the South Mediterranean Countries.

Objective of the assignment:

This assignment aims to:

  • Prepare the contents and structures of the Interactive Tool and Guidelines to be published on the dedicated Platform, based on the review of the currently existing meetMED funding guide on financing capabilities with specific focus on efficient buildings and appliances in the SMECs, and complete any missing data/information to ensure high quality contents of the Interactive Tool and Guidelines.
  • Provide comprehensive technical assistance on developing a webtool for the project users / owners in the SMECs to get information and assist them in designing their projects in terms of financing energy efficiency in buildings and in appliances.
  • Develop the layout design of a platform that will be online and consisting of two components, 1) Webtool and 2) Interactive funding guide.
  • Prepare the Terms of Reference (ToR) for consulting firm specializing in web development to create the platform and follow up the implementation processes.
  • Dissemination of the outputs to the stakeholders in the SMECs through dedicated webinar / session to discuss the content and the interface.
  • Finalize, commission, and hand over to RCREEE all relevant activities with the web developer.

Relevant Documents and Detailed RFP:

RFP -Short-term-expert-Extension till 14.09.2023

Special Instruction: 

Proposer must mention the project ref (GRANT CONTRACT ENI/2020/420-413) in the proposal and invoice.

 

Introduction:

meetMED is an EU-funded project (ref: GRANT CONTRACT ENI/2020/420-) that aims to contribute to enhancing the energy security of beneficiary South Mediterranean Countries (SMECs)[1], while fostering their transition to low carbon economy, thereby contributing to more stable, efficient, competitive and climate-resilient socioeconomic contexts.  Launched in 2021, meetMED second phase activities aim at strengthening the implementation of EE measures and improving countries’ energy mix focusing on building and appliances’ sectors through a multiscale, multi-partner and inclusive approach at local and regional levels, thereby fostering regional cooperation.

The second phase of the project is implemented by the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER).

Within the current energy context in the region, one of the priorities of the South Mediterranean countries (SMECs) is to secure energy provision and to promote energy saving and EE applications. High risk linked to new technologies, lack of regulatory framework, cumbersome administrative procedures, absence of national standards and incentives and clear financing instruments can be challenging for EE projects implementation basically in the financing phase.

There are difficulties for project developers to access finance unless relevant instruments exist (transition funds, incentives) and financing institutions (international and commercial banks) are keen on financing energy efficiency.

Constraints and barriers could come indicatively from the diversity of sources of funding, the lack of visibility on conditions, processes, financing modalities, the sizing of projects, the loan inadequacy and financing instruments (inappropriate grants) regarding the type of projects (maturity of loans, liquidity, and cash flow measurement, etc.). Constraints are both on the offer side and demand side.

Hence, there is an essential need to set up guidelines and/or an online platform providing comprehensive and clear tools and guidance to assist in the development of bankable energy efficiency projects in general and more particularly for building and appliances.

This RFP will be under the framework of meetMED activity 5.2.1 Develop Interactive Tool and Guidelines on a Dedicated Platform for the South Mediterranean Countries.

Objective of the assignment:

This assignment aims to:

  • Prepare the contents and structures of the Interactive Tool and Guidelines to be published on the dedicated Platform, based on the review of the currently existing meetMED funding guide on financing capabilities with specific focus on efficient buildings and appliances in the SMECs, and complete any missing data/information to ensure high quality contents of the Interactive Tool and Guidelines.
  • Provide comprehensive technical assistance on developing a webtool for the project users / owners in the SMECs to get information and assist them in designing their projects in terms of financing energy efficiency in buildings and in appliances.
  • Develop the layout design of a platform that will be online and consisting of two components, 1) Webtool and 2) Interactive funding guide.
  • Prepare the Terms of Reference (ToR) for consulting firm specializing in web development to create the platform and follow up the implementation processes.
  • Dissemination of the outputs to the stakeholders in the SMECs through dedicated webinar / session to discuss the content and the interface.
  • Finalize, commission, and hand over to RCREEE all relevant activities with the web developer.

Relevant Documents:

RFP -Short-term-expert-Extension till 14.09.2023.pdf

Special Instruction: 

Proposer must mention the project ref (GRANT CONTRACT ENI/2020/420-413) in the proposal and invoice.

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