REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The GEF China Climate Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project
Assignment Title:Catalogue of International Best Practice Mitigation and Adaptation Technologies
Reference No.: IBP-001
The People’s Republic of China has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the GEF China Climate Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The TNA Project is funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “World Bank”), acting as administrator for grant funds provided by the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF), and implemented by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The objective of the Project is to support China’s efforts to assess climate mitigation and adaptation technology needs and to adopt corresponding global best practices.
Objective of the assignment
This assignment is to be implemented as a complement to the “technology assessments at the sectoral level” of the TNA Project, which will provide an overall picture of international best practices ofselectedmitigation and adaptation technologies.The assignment is designed to help technology demander to understand the technology development trends in the worldand identify potential transferors. Thecatalogue of international best practicemitigation and adaptation technologieswillhelpsupport nationaldecision-making intechnology transfermechanisms, international development cooperation, relevant fiscal and taxation policies etc.
Scope of Work
This assignment is to compile an international best practice of mitigation and adaptation technology cataloguefor the12 mitigation sectors and 4 adaptation sectors defined in Component 2 of TNA Project. This work is expected to be carried out from March 2015 to November 2015, and includes the following tasks:
a. Research on current adaptation and mitigation technologies and their application
- Overview of the technology status of 12 mitigation and 4 adaption sectors in China, includingtechnical mechanism, technical characteristics, production flow, main indicators, scope of application, industrialization status etc.
- Understand the technology needs from the output ofthe sectoral technology needs assessment in Component 2 of TNA Project, including priority technologies, technology gaps,and barriers to technology transfer in 12 mitigation and 4 adaption sectorsof TNA Project.
b. Research on international best practices of mitigation and adaptation technologies
- Identify the international best practices of mitigation and adaptation technologies in 16 sectors. Compile a preliminary technology catalogue including about 120 technologies, 6-10 for each sector, whichhave potential fortechnology transferand can be commercialized extensively in China.
- Conduct an in-depth analysis of the technical principle, technical characteristics, process flow, specification, scope of application, industrialization status etc. of each technique. And select 100 techniques from the preliminary technology catalogue based on its abatement potential and economic viability.
- Finalize thecatalogue of international best practices of mitigation and adaptation technologies. The catalogue should include the technical content, case study of pilot project, and the owner of each technology.
c. Consult with the stakeholders
- Hold two stakeholder consultation meetings, where around 30experts from enterprises, industrial associations and research institutesto be selected by the TNA Project Management Officeshould be invited. The first consultation meeting is for reviewing 6-10 corresponding international best mitigation and adaptation technologies in the preliminary technology cataloguecompiled by the consultant in Task B. The experts need to make comments on technology maturity and the feasibility of technology transfer. The second meeting is for the finalized catalogue examination.
- Conduct a survey of stakeholders for each sector to examine the preliminary technology catalogue. Design a questionnaire, which should include key information, such as, the practicability of the catalogue, the coverage of the catalogue, the accessibility to the potential transferors. There should be at least 5 qualified questionnaire feedbacks for each sector in the survey.
- Analyze the survey result and write a survey report, which should be included in the conclusive report.
a. An inception report, i.e., aliterature review of the technology gap inthe 12 mitigation and 4 adaption sectors between Chinese technology demanders and potential transferors.
b. A preliminary technology catalogueof about 120 mitigation and adaptation techniques in 16 sectors, 6-10 for each sector.
c. A finalized catalogue of 100 international prioritized mitigation and adaptation technologies. The catalogue should include detailed technical content, case study of pilot projects, and the owner of each technology.
d. A survey report ofthe stakeholders’ comments on the finalized technology catalogue.
e. A conclusive report on the international best practice of mitigation and adaptation technology catalogue and technique transfer potential for Chinese demanders.
f. 2 consultation meetings for preliminary technology catalogue and finalized catalogue.
Contract duration: 9months (March 2015 - November 2015)
1. Legal entity
2. The institution should have the experience of at least 3 international projects, preferably in the field of climate change.
3. The institution is expected to mobilize a team with sufficient knowledge and experience to carry out the tasks and achieve the objectives of the assignment. The Consultant will include the following key staff with the following minimum qualifications
a. A project manager, with
i. a minimum of 8 years of experience in the climate change and technology transfer fields
ii. demonstrated experience with the completion of at least 5 assignments as project manager
iii. a Master degree or higher
b. At least3 technical experts, each of whom has
i. a minimum of 5 years of experience in the climate change and technology transfer fields
ii. a Master degree or higher
The attention of
interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection
and Employmentof Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by
World Bank Borrowers [January 2011 edition] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on
conflict of interest.
associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy
to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in
accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS)
method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
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than 10 pages on A4-sized paper) must be delivered to the below
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