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Hiring of Technical Advisor to assist IGEN-PSWP team in promotion of solar water pumps sustainably in India

This assignment is for Individual Consultants/Experts ONLY

The Contractor/Consultant should not be on the payroll of any agency/firm

The Promotion of Solar Water Pumps component of the Indo-German Energy Project (from now on referred to as PSWP module) is a bilateral technical co-operation measure between the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Germany and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. The project is implemented over a period of four years (October 2018 – September 2022). BMZ has commissioned the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) with the implementation of the project.

The project objective is to ensure that solar pumps for productive use are rolled out more rapidly. The project will focus on federal states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Based in New Delhi, it will intervene at different levels to achieve its objective. At national level, it will provide advice to central government. In selected federal states, it will actively involve central government agencies, agricultural extension services and providers of financial services in project measures and advise on these. It will also take account of the vital role played by the private sector by entering into specific cooperation arrangements.

IGEN PSWP is developing and preparing many important projects/concepts which would directly influence its defined outcomes and impacts. The project will provide support to roll out sustainable implementation of Solar Water Pumps and support to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and target state Govt. partners (namely Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal). The project will also support in rolling out the newly launched Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme in July 2019 which will support the installation of: (i) stand-alone off-grid solar pumps to replace existing diesel pumps; (ii) decentralized ground or stilt-mounted, grid-connected solar power plants (~0.5–2.0 MW) by individual or group farmers, cooperatives or panchayats based on expressions of interest issued by distribution companies (DISCOMs) and available sub-station surplus capacity; and (iii) “solarizing” existing grid-connected pumps by outfitting them with solar panels, and allowing owners to sell excess electricity back to DISCOMs. The Project is currently focusing on supporting the state in rolling out solar water pumps under Component B and C of the PM KUSUM Scheme.

Under this context, the IGEN PSWP project intends to engage a technical advisor (individual consultant/the contractor) who is expected to support project manager(s) of the IGEN-PSWP project in promotion of solar water pumps sustainably in India.

The consultant will have to submit the proposal/CV/Profile in digital format / electronically -

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

The detailed documentation with regards this call for proposals includes:

  • Terms of Reference
  • Technical Assessment Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts

We look forward to receive your offers.

With best regards,

Procurement Department
GIZ Office, New Delhi


: 04th March, 2020
: 13th March, 2020
: 19th March, 2020

     The deadline for submission of proposal is :  10th Aprail, 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.

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