The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for the selection of strategic partners in the UAE. The main objective of the request for proposal (RfP) is to promote and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in both the public and private sectors.
The last date for the submission of bids is February 11, 2020. The RfP is for partnership in two categories for five sectors:
- Joint venture partnerships (Category A)
- Empanelment of companies for energy efficiency projects (Category B)
The empanelment of the companies will be based on the experience in the individual sectors. The five sectors considered are; industrial, building, municipal, utility, and renewable energy projects.
In the industrial sector, the activities include industrial energy efficiency and energy service company (ESCO) Measurement & Verification (M&V) projects. In the buildings sector, it would be ESCO M&V in building energy efficiency, and in the municipal sector, ESCO projects, including street lighting program. The programs in the utility sector include smart meter program and demand-side management. Under the renewable energy sector, it would include solar projects and greenfield projects in the energy efficiency of any other consultancy.
The prospective companies should look after all kinds of business support (including business development activities) and operations specific to the projects locally in UAE with support from the ESSL team. The EESL team will provide support for project financing, project monitoring, project support, deployment of technical experts, and sharing of technical support.
The two categories will be evaluated independently, and the prospective partner who meets the minimum scoring criteria will be able to engage with EESL in that category.
For category A, the prospective partners should get a minimum score of 30 to be eligible for the joint venture partnerships. The company scoring the maximum score will be selected for the JV partnership. For category B, all the bidders who get a minimum score of 20 will be eligible for empanelment. For joint venture partnerships, the scoring criteria are given below: