Title: Support and Facilitation Work for Japan-India Cooperation for Project on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Supply of Electricity
1. Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) has been engaging in Japan-India Cooperation for Project on Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Supply of Electricity (hereinafter referred to as "CEA-JCOAL Cooperation" or "the Cooperation"), in close cooperation with Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of India. The Cooperation saw a steady development through diagnostic activities at power stations and knowledge-sharing activities through workshops, meetings and observation and meeting program in Japan. JCOAL intends to employ a consultant to provide supporting services for the Project.
2. The cost of the consulting services will be financed by JCOAL out of the proceeds of the budget extended for the Cooperation by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the consultant to be employed will be selected in accordance with JCOAL's guidelines for the employment of the consultants.
3. The RFP includes the following documents:
a. Request for Proposal (This document)
b. Instructions to Consultants (including Data Sheet)
c. Technical Proposal-Sample Forms
d. Financial Proposal-Sample Form
e. Terms of Reference (TOR)
f. Sample Form of Contract
4. You may undertake the work in association with other consultants (not necessarily selected from among the other consultants invited to present proposals), provided that your firm as the consultant shall execute a major portion of the services. In such a case, the proposal shall state clearly whether the partners in the association will be "jointly and severely" responsible for performance under the consulting services contract, or whether one of the partners will be "solely" responsible, and it shall state which partner will be acting on behalf of the association in all its relations and communications with the JCOAL.
5. Your technical and financial proposals respectively shall cover in detail the following:
a. General information that clearly indicate that your firm is financially and socially credible, such as published financial statements and annual reports as attached to the technical proposal.
b. The background and experience of your firm and associated firms if any, including a list of past and present work of a nature similar to this project.
c. The general approach and methodology which you propose for carrying out the services covered in the TOR, including such detailed information as you deem relevant, together with:
-A detailed overall work program and a bar chart indicating the duration and the timing of the assignment of each expert or other member assigned to the Project:
-Your estimate of the total number of man-months required; and
-A clear description of the responsibilities of each expert within the overall work program.
d. The name, background and professional experience of each expert to be assigned to the Project, with particular reference to the experience of work of a nature similar to that of the proposed assignment. You are requested to cover at least the points specifically mentioned in the TOR and in this document.
a. The proposed amount of the cost you deem to be required to fulfill the mission of the consultant clarified in the TOR.
6. You are kindly requested to e-mail your technical proposal and financial proposal separated into two (2) electronic files to JCOAL at the following e-mail addresses no later than July 25, 2016. Please note that the submission will be closed at 4:30 pm Japan time, i.e. 1:00 pm India time on the deadline date.
7. As soon as all technical proposals have been evaluated, the technical proposals by the firms that have passed the mark will be open. After the comprehensive evaluation has been completed, a consultant who has submitted the first-ranked proposal will be invited to discuss the financial and other terms of a contract.
8. Should you like to have additional information, we will do our best to provide it. Requests for additional information, or any delay in complying with such requests, shall not, however, in any way affect the obligation of firms invited to send complete proposals by the designated deadline.
Bid acceptance period: 4th July to 25th July. 2016
The Government of India has been making its strenuous efforts toward sustainable power supply by massive capacity addition through new construction of large scale power plants under Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) and R&M as well as Life Extension (LE) of existing power plants. In an endeavor to be conducive to the foregoing policy efforts, CEA and JCOAL embarked on their bilateral cooperation, Indo-Japan Cooperation for Efficiency and Environmental Improvement of Coal Fired Power Stations, abbreviated as CEA-JCOAL Cooperation, based on shared recognition that R&M is quite significant to efficiency and environmental sustainability of power supply.
Diagnostic activities under the project so far have produced steady outcomes with the diagnosed 9 units out of 8 power stations. The bilateral activities have been contributing to some cases of R&M materialization with Japanese CCT, e.g. MEEP (Moving-electrode Type Electrostatic Precipitator) introduction to the two 500 MW units at Rihand TPS of NTPC.
It is natural that JCOAL welcomed the invitation from the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) and the World Bank to attend and share its experience of R&M in India as well as Japanese philosophy of plant life management at a high-level round-table organized by WBPDCL in Kolkata on April 4, 2016. While the primary purpose of the round-table was to share the implementation experience from Bandel TPS and to brainstorm on issues around the potential for scaling up R&M of similar TPS units in India, estimated to be in the range of 25,000 MW, the record and presentations of the meeting covers a wide range of relevant issues so that they will be quite useful for those who are interested in R&M and/or coal power development in India. The Round Table was attended also by the other implementing partners of the World Bank-supported project are MOP, CEA, MSPGCL and HPGCL as well as major domestic and international stakeholders including JCOAL. The meeting was followed by a site visit to Bandel TPS on April 5, 2016.
Part of relevant doocuments are available at the foregoing link.
G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Electricity Generation, Workshop on Clean Coal Technology was held on 25 May 2015 in Istanbul, hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) of Japan, Department of Industry and Science of Australia and Japan Coal Energy Center(JCOAL). The both government opened Chairman's Summary as attached.
"Accelerating in Powering CCT (HELE Technology) with Sustainable & Advanced Coal Supply"
(Tue) 8 - (Wed) 9 September, 2015 ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo
(Thu) 10 September, 2015 Site Tour (J-POWER, The Isogo Thermal Power Plant)
Representatives from countries across the world will gather in Paris this December for COP21, aiming to achieve a new agreement on the world's climate control framework for 2020 onward. Members of the global community are required to envision a roadmap toward a low-carbon society and pursue energy policies accordingly to reduce burden on the global environment.
Japan's Basic Energy Policy which was approved by the Cabinet in April last year has positioned coal as an important base load electricity source with its stability of supply and economic efficiency and stated that coal should be utilized paying due consideration for the environment from the perspective of balancing energy security and environmental conservation. Again, coal is expected to play this important role in the government's recently adopted policy for the best energy mix toward 2030.
The global coal industry is expected to continue to grow, driven by economic growth associating with increases in production sites and electricity demands in developing countries. Including liquefaction and gasification of coal, CCTs such as A-USC and IGCC is attracting high expectations to further drive the future coal market.
Promoting measures to boost efficiency and reduce environmental burden from coal utilization is strongly required, and implementation of Japan's advanced CCTs overseas to contribute to environmental improvement on a global scale is important. And, we should also work on practical application of CCS to achieve "Zero Emission" in the future.
Towards COP21 and under the theme "Accelerating in Powering CCT (HELE Technology) with Sustainable & Advanced Coal Supply", the Symposium offers a great opportunity to discuss coal policies, sustainable coal supply and R&D of CCTs.
We look forward to your active participation in "Clean Coal Day in Japan 2015 International Symposium".