REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Assignment Title: Electricity Sector Cost of Service Study
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RHPP/CS/QCBS/04
Republic of Tajikistan
Project Management Group
under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (Rogun PMG)
Consulting services for Electricity Sector Cost of Service Study
Contract reference: RHPP/CS/QCBS/04
The Republic of Tajikistan has applied for financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Technical Assistance for Financing Framework for Rogun Hydropower Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include (i) developing a detailed cost of electricity service estimate for the period 2024-2030 which will be used as the reference point for sector stakeholders as the sector transitions to cost-reflective tariffs; (ii) provision of recommendations on the tariff structure including practical tools for stakeholders to use; and (iii) developing an Electricity Tariff Paper which will provide a trajectory of electricity tariffs as the sector transitions to cost-reflective tariffs (including company level tariffs, customer category level tariffs, and estimated weighted average end-user tariffs based on expected consumption profiles). It will include the following main Tasks:
- Task 1: Evaluate the cost of electricity service;
- Task 2: Development of recommendations for electricity tariff structure optimization:
- Task 3: Update of the Electricity Sector Tariff Paper:
The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the primary procurement stage for the assignment are attached to this request for expressions of interest and can be found at the following link:
The Projects Management Group for Energy Facilities Construction under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan 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. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage. The shortlisting criteria are:
|General experience of not less than 7 years in in electricity sector regulation, tariff-setting, cost structure assessment, and electricity sector reforms.
- Specific experience of not less than 10 years in conducting electricity cost of service studies, advising on and designing electricity tariff structures for various parts of electricity value chain.
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 and revised in September 2023 (“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 via e-mail given below.
Expressions of interest must be prepared in English and submitted electronically (in PDF format) to the email address mentioned below by January 15, 2024, 17:00 of Dushanbe local time.
Attn: Mr. Pulod Muhiddiniyon
Projects Management Group for Energy Facilities Construction
under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
5/1 Shamsi str., 6 th floor, 734064, Dushanbe
Tel.:(+992 37) 235 74 17