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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge generation and regional cooperation.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (REEECH) Initiative at ICIMOD works to expand the adoption of green energy solutions among HKH communities and enterprises.
REEECH is the first centre with a clear mountain focus that functions as a regional hub and think tank under the umbrella of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC) to accelerate universal energy access in the HKH region and advance mountain energy issues on the global sustainable development and climate agenda.
REEECH fosters South–South cooperation for improved access to decentralized sustainable energy solutions for HKH communities and actively promotes the scaling up of climate resilient sustainable energy markets, industries, and innovation customized for the off-grid mountainous areas of the HKH.
ICIMOD’s REEECH Initiative is issuing this request for proposals for turnkey engineering, procurement and construction of a solar pumping system in Paro, Bhutan (Please refer to “SECTION II – Terms of reference” for details.)
Procurement of solar pumping system for the Royal Government of Bhutan
The objective of this assignment is to provide turnkey goods and services for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of solar pumping system in Paro, Bhutan.
The Department of Agriculture (DoA), under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Royal Government of Bhutan, has requested for Technical Assistance to pilot a solar pumping system for irrigating winter crops in Bhutan. In response to this request, the REEECH Initiative at ICIMOD is seeking to pilot one solar pumping systems at Paro in collaboration with the Irrigation Division of Department of Agriculture. Based on the design specifications provided below, we would like to commission this pilot work through a turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) arrangement wherein procurement, transportation, installation, and commissioning are to be done by the selected firm.
The major work under this turnkey package is the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of the Paro Solar Irrigation Project, Bhutan. The scope of work and main responsibilities of the contractor are, but not limited to, the following:
The pump float must be supplied and installed by the contractor as per the design provided by DoA, Bhutan (Refer to Part III for pump float design).
Please refer to Annex I for the detailed design specification.
The selected bidder will be responsible to undertake maintenance of the system for a period of one year from the date of installation and commissioning.
ICIMOD will retain 10% of the total project cost until the expiry of the maintenance period. The retained amount will be released on maturity of the maintenance period and after certification by concerned authority delegated by ICIMOD.
The bidder must use the following format to fill out the quantity and cost details. The bill of quantity must include all the cost associated with this service.
Applicants are advised to present their technical proposal in four sections:
ICIMOD committee/s will evaluate the technical and financial bids and final bid selection will be made by ICIMOD management.
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