IMPROVING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Request For Expressions of Interest

General Information

South Africa
   Various
   EOI No. 1/12/2010
   Dec 6, 2010
   Dec 20, 2010
   World Bank
   • Interested consultants should provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment.
• Interested consultants should provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm.
• Interested consultants should provide information on their core business and years in business.
• Interested consultants should provide information on the qualifications of key staff and their availability to execute the mandate (February - December 2011)
   English

Assignments

Electricity distribution  

Original Text

      
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL TREASURY IMPROVING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS IN SOUTH AFRICA, GRANT TF 097019-ZA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCTION (IPP) REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT: AMENDMENTS TO LEGISLATION RELATING TO IPPS AND CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR MUNICIPAL IPPS The National Treasury of South Africa, on behalf of the Department of Energy (DoE), and with support from the World Bank’s Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), seeks to procure the services of an experienced legal professional/ team of legal professionals with extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment and the licensing of activities needed to govern the electricity sector and enable private sector investment in the generation of renewable energy. The consultant/s will work closely with the DoE and National Treasury to: 1. Review the regulatory work products to date in respect of the Government’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme; 2. Review the Electricity Regulation Act and the National Energy Regulator Act (NERA); 3. Develop the Regulatory Environment for Licensing, with specific attention to transmission (system operation and dispatch), generation, distribution and electricity trading licensing functions; 4. Review the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), Local Government: Municipal Systems Act and other municipal legislation that may impact on the procurement of IPPs at a municipal level; 5. Draft regulations on customer forums whereby consumers may raise customer service concerns; and 6. Make proposals with regards to amendments and draft amendments. QUALIFICATION CRITERIA • Interested consultants should provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment. • Interested consultants should provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. • Interested consultants should provide information on their core business and years in business. • Interested consultants should provide information on the qualifications of key staff and their availability to execute the mandate (February - December 2011). FIRM PROFILE The National Treasury now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. The consultant will be a firm. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Consultancy firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 revised October 2006 and May 2010, as posted on the World Bank’s website www.worldbank.org. For queries please email Ms. Lena Mangondo at lena.mangondo@treasury.gov.za Phone: + 27 (0)12 315 5749 or + 27 (0) 72 620 5893 EOIs must be submitted by hand or via courier service, to Ms. Lena Mangondo, PPP Unit, 16th Floor, National Treasury, 240 Vermeulen Street Pretoria, 0002, no later than 12h00 on Friday, 20 December 2010
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