The South African government, though the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to hire advisers for the “procurement of energy from independent power producers (IPPs)”.
The Minister of Energy in consultation with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) determined that a total of 6 725 MW is to be procured under the Large Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
The renewable energy generation is to be produced through the following technologies: onshore wind; solar photovoltaic; concentrated solar power (CSP); biogas; biomass; landfill gas, and small hydro.
Furthermore, the IPP program determinated in August 2011 that a total of 2500 MW have to be generated from Coal, 2609 MW from Hydro energy sources, and 2652 MW from Natural Gas, among others.
To achieve this objectives the goverment is planning to release some of the procurement documentation towards the end of 2014 and first quarter of 2015. There are various categories of professional services required so that resources can be deployed across the range of specialist activities.
The RFP is structured to set out the scope of work in eight categories of services namely:
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 20 January 2014.