REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A REGIONAL GRID CODE FOR TRANSMISSION NETWORK
COUNTRY : Multinational-Système d’Echanges d’Energie Electrique Ouest Africain
PROJECT: SOLAR DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PHASE 1 (SAHEL) – Project ID : P162580
GRANT NO.: IDA N° D3320
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: Definition and implementation of a regional grid code for transmission network
REFERENCE NO: : MOF-REF-3

The WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL (WAPP) Secretariat, a Specialized Institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), headquartered in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, has received a Grant from the World Bank in the framework of the SOLAR DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA PROJECT – Phase 1and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for the Definition and implementation of a regional grid code for transmission Network.

Regional Grid Code will define common processes to operate the interconnected transmission network. Furthermore, it will harmonize the work processes for a better consideration of the RE generators, in operational planning and coordination for higher security, allowing thus a higher penetration of RE sources in power systems.

The general objective of this mission is to establish regional transmission network codes for the connection of different types of generators, including the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE).

The specific objectives are to provide the technical advises and requirements of the transmission network codes. In this context, the Consultant will have to take into consideration the different parameters of the current and future energy sector in WAPP Region with the Market documents from ERERA.

The estimated level of effort is 22 professional staff-months. The implementation period is estimated at 12 months.

The assignment period is expected to start date around February 2020.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment ( Terms of Reference for regional transmission grid code- Ver. Sept.2019) can be downloaded here.

Please note that these TOR are indicative and could change before the publication of the Request for Proposals.

The WAPP now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

Good understanding of operation and experience in the development or revision of the electrical system network codes (Transmission and Distribution);
Experience in drafting network code provisions;
Expertise in operation of synchronously interconnected power systems, modeling of power systems and operational security analysis, connection studies, protection system, integration of renewable energy, energy and power metering;
Knowledge and experience on international practices in procedures, performance standards and technical requirements for the connection and connection of variable renewable energy;
Relevant experience on the context of the energy sector in West Africa or in Africa would be an advantage;
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Quality and Cost-based Selection” method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 or send an email to jabayateye@ecowapp.org with copy to andorere@ecowapp.org; msdiedhiou@ecowapp.org ; hchaibi@ecowapp.org

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in English and French to the address below by October 21st, 2019, 10:00 AM. Please submit one original + 4 hard copies + an electronic version on USB in English and 2 hard copies + an electronic version of the EOI translated in French.

Attn: Mr. Siengui A. KI, Secretary General
West African Power Pool
Zone des Ambassades, PK-6
Cotonou
06 BP 2907
Benin
Tel: (+229) 21 37 41 95 / (+229) 95 28 46 02

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in sealed envelopes bearing the mention:

“ Definition and implementation of a regional grid code for transmission network-MOF-REF-3”

PDF – Terms of Reference

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