EOI for Consulting Firm for Administration of Myanmar’s Independent Power Producer Program. Closing Date 24 Nov 2016

Request for Expressions of Interest for Consulting Services– Firms Selection

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

(Myanmar Electric Power Project Credit No.: 5306-MM)


Assignment Title: Administration of Myanmar’s Independent Power Producer Program
Reference No.: MEPP-CS-10

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Electric Power Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include the following scope:

  1. Assist Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) and Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) officials in reviewing IPP contracts and related agreements. The consultants shall prepare a summary of existing IPP contracts and related agreements to facilitate contract administration, highlighting MOEE/EPGE’s contractual obligations (e.g. tariffs, fuel charges, liquidated damages, force majeure payments, termination payments and their timing).
  2. Assist MOEE and EPGE officials in reviewing the current authorizing and record-keeping procedures for the administration of IPP projects and recommend improvement to these procedures. This includes, among others, the procedures for confirming IPP invoices and making payments to IPP (e.g. electricity payment, fuel charges, liquidated damages, force majeure payments, termination payments, etc.).
  3. Assist MOEE and EPGE in developing staff capacity on IPP financial modeling and reviewing financial aspects.
  4. Provide case studies of tariff structures for IPP schemes from comparator countries, covering thermal, hydro, wind and solar power. The case studies should also cover tariffs adjustment/escalation methodologies, contractual compensation aspects. The consultant to make recommendations on improving Myanmar’s existing IPP tariff structures.

The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of twelve months, starting in March 2017. The Electric Power Generation Enterprise 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:

  • The interested consulting firms should have at least 10 years of experience in IPP scheme advisory for electric power utilities; and
  • At least 3 contracts of similar nature and complexity, or more complex and relevant, that the firm has successfully completed in the past 10 years.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011(“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 10:00 to 15:00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by November 24, 2016 :

Electric Power Generation Enterprise
Attn: Daw Zaw Zaw Than, General Manager for

Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Nay Pyi Taw
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Telephone: +95-67-810-4275
Facsimile: +95-67-810-4276
E-mail: mepefin@moep.gov.mm


Source: Ministry of Electricity and Energy

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