German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation

TENDER NOTICE
FOR
INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS PREPARATION MEETING GREEN BONDS/CLIMATE BONDS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR MOBILIZING FINANCING FOR EFFICIENT GRID CONNECTED SOLAR PUMPS IN SELECTED STATES OF INDIA

Background:

According to India’s second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) India emitted 2607.49 million tonnes CO 2 e (excluding LULUCF) and 2306.3 million tonnes CO 2 e (including LULUCF) in 2014. Out of the total emissions, the energy sector accounted for 73% of the emissions. India has set ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets of installing 40% of renewable energy capacity by 2030. and reducing emission intensity of the economy by 33-35% by 2030 compared to 2005. India has around 19 million grid connected pump-sets that contribute to GHG emissions due to consumption of electricity generated using fossil fuels mostly coal. Replacing these pumps with solar pumps can lead to reducing GHG emissions along with water savings in case farmers are paid for selling electricity generated using the solar panels. The European Union is implementing a programme titled “Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)” with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to scale up climate policy collaborations and promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Objectives:

As part of the area on mitigation component, project is focusing on enabling mobilization of financing for grid connected efficient solar pumping project in selected districts of three states leading to GHG emission reductions.

The specific objectives of the work are as follows:

  • Technical evaluation and stakeholder survey in three states for project implementation.
  • Investment prospectus Preparation meeting Climate Bonds Initiative or comparable greenbond certification requirement for Mobilizing Financing for Grid Connected efficient Solar Pumps in selected states of India.

States selected i.e. Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh have different models of solarization i.e. solarization of existing pumps; feeder level solarization; and solarisation with replacement with BLDC pump. Therefore, separate methodologies will have to be adopted in surveys and analysis. As Andhra Pradesh has already installed BLDC pumps a comparative technical analysis and survey of farmers would be required.

Please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes:

  • The Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Grid for assessing eligibility of firms
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts

Tender timelines are:

  • 11th September, 2020
  • 18th September, 2020
  • 24th September, 2020
  • 5th October, 2020

GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and /or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.