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Local Consultant to develop the comprehensive national inventory of installations in Montenegro (arising from the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and medium combustion plants (in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive)

home-based and podgorica

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: home-based and podgorica
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
    • Trade and Development
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2021-03-03

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Background

Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on industrial emissions (the Industrial Emissions Directive or IED) is the main EU instrument regulating pollutant emissions from industrial installations. The IED was adopted on 24 November 2010. It is based on a Commission proposal recasting 7 previously existing directives (including in particular the IPPC Directive) following an extensive review of the policy.

The IED entered into force on 6 January 2011 and had to be transposed by Member States by 7 January 2013. The IED aims to achieve a high level of protection of human health and the environment, by reducing harmful industrial emissions across the EU, in particular through better application of Best Available Techniques (BAT). Around 50,000 installations undertaking the industrial activities listed in Annex I of the IED are required to operate in accordance with a permit (granted by the authorities in the Member States). This permit should contain conditions set in accordance with the principles and provisions of the IED. The integrated approach means that the permits must take into account the whole environmental performance of the plant, covering e.g. emissions to air, water and land, generation of waste, use of raw materials, energy efficiency, noise, prevention of accidents, and restoration of the site upon closure. The permit conditions including emission limit values must be based on the Best Available Techniques (BAT). In order to define BAT and the BAT-associated environmental performance at EU level, the Commission organizes an exchange of information with experts from Member States, industry and environmental organizations. This work is coordinated by the European IPPC Bureau of the Institute for Prospective Technology Studies at the EU Joint Research Centre in Seville (Spain). This process results in BAT Reference Documents (BREFs); the BAT conclusions contained are adopted by the Commission as Implementing Decisions. The IED requires that these BAT conclusions are the reference for setting permit conditions. For certain activities, i.e. large combustion plants, waste incineration and co-incineration plants, solvent using activities and titanium dioxide production, the IED also sets EU wide emission limit values for selected pollutants. The IED contains mandatory requirements on environmental inspections. Member States shall set up a system of environmental inspections and draw up inspection plans accordingly. The IED requires a site visit to take place at least every 1 to 3 years, using risk-based criteria. The IED ensures that the public has a right to participate in the decision-making process, and to be informed of its consequences, by having access to permit applications, permits and the results of the monitoring of releases. In addition, through the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). Emission data reported by Member States are made accessible in a public register, which is intended to provide environmental information on major industrial activities.

Government of Montenegro adopted Law on Industrial Emissions in December 2018. It is expected that law will be adopted by Parliament in March 2019. The law will enter into force after parliamentarian adoption and the installations that were granted integrated permits prior to entry into force of this Law shall make their operation compliant within one year from the day of entry into force of this Law, except for installations regulated under legislation on air protection. In parallel, Directive Specific Implementation Plan (DSIP) was prepared and endorsed by line Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

The Government of Montenegro plans to develop the Comprehensive national inventory of installations in Montenegro that fall under the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and medium combustion plants in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive in order to properly report to responsible bodies at EU level. 

Objective of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to establish Comprehensive inventory of installations in Montenegro under provisions of Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and medium combustion plants in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Towards Carbon Neutral Tourism Programme Manager and Project Coordinator for Regulatory framework, the consultant will deliver:Comprehensive inventory of installations in Montenegro that fall under the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), as per Annex II and VII of IE Directive and medium combustion plants in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive.

The consultant will prepare the national inventory in the format that will be agreed with the beneficiary institution - Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

The assignment will be organized through desk research and survey (email and phone).

Desk research based on inputs provided by:

  • Local authorities;
  • Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism;
  • Ministry of health;
  • Ministry of education;
  • Ministry of economy;
  • Administration for Inspection Affairs;
  • Central Business Registry (CRSP);
  • Department of Public Revenues (Poreska uprava Crne Gore);
  • Chamber of Economy;
  • National Statistics Office Monstat
  • Directorate for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs;
  • Agency for Nature Protection and Environment.

as well as another relevant national and local institutions and associations.

Survey (email and phone)In order to have proper data on the VOC installations (Annex VII), it is necessary to identify VOC installations through survey, using email and phone as means of communication.

The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism will facilitate communication with relevant national authorities, private sector associations and other stakeholders. Deliverables:

  • Comprehensive inventory of installations in Montenegro that fall under the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and medium combustion plants in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive.

The list of installation will be available to interested parties upon the request sent to viktor.subotic@undp.org

Beneficiary institution:Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

Timing and travel: Selected expert will be engaged under the Individual Contract immediately following the recruitment procedure. The engagement will be in total 20 working days in the period 29 March – 31 May 2019. The consultant will organize travel on his/her own, if needed.Reporting and delivery of outputs

The outputs will be delivered in following schedule

May 2019: Comprehensive inventory of installations in Montenegro that fall under the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and medium combustion plants in accordance with 2015/2193 Directive

Reporting language:Deliverables will be delivered in Montenegrin and English. 

Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree in social or technical sciences

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in industries, projects and researches related to the TOR;
  • Experience in data collection and processing for development of studies, analysis, researches;

Other:

  • Relevant knowledge in development and application of data collection methods.

Criteria for selection:

Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the inidividual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • Technical criteria weight - 70% (Background and education 10%; Relevant previous experience 20%; Substantial knowledge/Required competencies 30%; Required language 10%);
  • Financial criteria weight - 30%.

Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.

Application procedure:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by March 3, 2019 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at http://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/operations/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.

Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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