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National Consultant for implementation of ESCO model in FBiH based on analysis of public buildings DEAs

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-03

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Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org with Subject: Job ID 95334.

Due to a long period of neglect and under-investment, urban infrastructure in BiH, public and residential buildings, energy systems and utilities, waste management, and transport, are now in need of expansion and modernization. From a global environmental standpoint, this situation contributes to a steady increase in greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, primarily associated with energy use in public facilities. Public facilities are also the largest energy users and GHG emission sources in municipalities in BiH. Modernization, upgrade and expansion of municipal buildings, infrastructure, and services in BiH will improve the quality of urban life and achieve a range of important local and global environmental and sustainable development benefits.

The GCF Funded Project “Scaling-up Investment in Low-Carbon Public Buildings” (LowCarbon) aims to overcome barriers to investment in low-carbon retrofits of public buildings by addressing country and sector-specific investment risks. The project has two main outputs which are as follows:

  • Output 1 will provide technical assistance (TA) to public and private sector stakeholders at municipal, cantonal, entity and national level in BiH to help address non-financial barriers, and to create conducive policies, regulations and capacities for implementation of the National Investment Framework for Low-Carbon Public Buildings.
  • Output 2 will facilitate implementation of the National Investment Framework for Low-Carbon Public Buildings, including the required investment support to improve risk-return profiles and to bring prospective low-carbon building projects to financial close.

To achieve abovementioned, GCF will work closely with GEF-funded Project “Catalyzing environmental finance for low-carbon urban development” (UrbanLED) and LowCarbon Residential. The Project UrbanLED strives to leverage investment for a transformational shift towards low-carbon urban development (LCUD) in Bosnia and Herzegovina thereby promoting safer, cleaner, and healthier cities and reducing urban GHG emissions. To enable this transformational shift, the Project provides technical support towards the implementation of technically and economically feasible low-carbon solutions in key urban sectors and promotes their wider uptake by municipalities and private sector via dedicated financial mechanisms.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, energy efficiency projects have already demonstrated the potential for high financial returns but have not yet reached a stage where these projects are treated equally with other investment projects.

Among the various barriers that energy efficiency projects face, a lack of appropriate financing mechanisms represents an important barrier. Commercial banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina are unfamiliar with the energy efficiency projects and, in most of the cases, reluctant to fund them. Still, large-scale energy efficiency gains for public sector buildings are possible only if sustainable financing mechanisms for energy efficiency are devised.

This all resulted with the fact that ESCO is still a new concept in Bosnia and Herzegovina which has not yet been properly introduced.

The LowCarbon project provide support to the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for development of ESCO financial mechanism. The national consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning through:

a) conducting thorough analysis of Detailed energy audits for 158 public buildings for potential financing through ESCO model with specific roles of the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning and aligned with National Investment Framework (NIF) criteria.

b) development of Action plan for implementation of ESCO financial mechanism in identified public buildings  in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work on potential implementation of ESCO financing for Energy Efficiency infrastructure on 158 public buildings in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, identified through detailed energy audits developed on GCF LCPB project.

Detailed energy audits will be provided to the selected National consultant by the UNDP Project implementation team.

Additionally, selected National consultant will conduct an analysis of EE measures implemented on public buildings with  Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning. The analysis should contain specific scenarios for implementation of infrastructure projects in cases when Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning has the role of implementing partner, for example, a bank or institution that minimizes the risks of investments with SWOT analysis with regard to the capacities of the FMPU to perform each of the roles in the tailored-made ESCO financial mechanism.

The National consultant will implement these activities under direct supervision of the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning and UNDP Project Manager.

Based on the tasks given above, consultant will support the development of tailored-made ESCO financial mechanism for enabling scaling-up of low-carbon investment projects in FBiH. This should be a consultative process from start to end; with representatives of responsible institutions in FBiH.

It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 130 expert days. The assignment will not require presence in the UNDP premises. The assignment will include regular consultation/clarification meetings with the representative of the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning, UNDP Project Implementation Team.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

 1.

Detailed plan for research, analysis and identification of public buildings from 158 completed detailed energy audits for establishing implementation of EE measures through ESCO model.

10

January 15, 2021

7.7%

 2.

Full analysis of 38 public buildings for implementation of ESCO financial mechanism, which includes detailed justification for their potential selection, proposal of EE measures to be conducted, and risk assessment for investment.

25

March 15, 2021

19.23%

 3.

Full analysis of 40 public buildings for implementation of ESCO financial mechanism, which includes detailed justification for their potential selection, proposal of EE measures to be conducted, and risk assessment for investment.

25

June 15, 2021

19.23%

 4.

Full analysis of 40 public buildings for implementation of ESCO financial mechanism, which includes detailed justification for their potential selection, proposal of EE measures to be conducted, and risk assessment for investment.

25

August 15, 2021

19.23%

 5.

Full analysis of 40 public buildings for implementation of ESCO financial mechanism, which includes detailed justification for their potential selection, proposal of EE measures to be conducted, and risk assessment for investment.

25

October 15, 2021

19.23%

 6.

Development of comprehensive Action plan for implementation of ESCO model in identified and analyzed public buildings finalized and approved by FMPU

20

December 15, 2021

15.38%

Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • Masters Degree in Economics, Business, Technical Sciences or relevant subject related to financial mechanisms in energy sector.

Experience:

  • At least 6 years of experience in conducting research and/or providing consultancy services related to the financial/economics sector in BiH;
  • At least 2 years of experience in providing consultancy services related to the energy sector in BiH;

Languages Requirements:

  • Knowledge of local languages and English (excellent writing, editing and communication skills)

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the national administrative and financial management procedures
  • Knowledge of the environmental and energy efficiency issues in BiH;
  • Experience working with UN system and/or other international organizations preferred.

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 30 points25 points allocated for BA/BSc degree+ 2.5 points for MSc/MA+ 2.5 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 50 points 

Knowledge of English

Max 20 points – will be assessed based on submitted methodology

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

50%

Prior experience working with UN system and/or other international organizations

20%

Submitted methodology

30%

Evaluation

Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, andb) 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%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work; 

  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work; 

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.
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