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Review and Gap Analysis of the Existing Coal Abatement Scenarios for Viet Nam Request for proposal

Reference: RFP/2021/22746
Beneficiary country(ies): Multiple destinations (see 'Countries' tab below)
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 02-Jul-2021
Deadline on: 26-Jul-2021 10:00 0.00

Description
Tender description: This tender is for the provision of consultancy services for Review and Gap Analysis of the Existing Coal Abatement Scenarios for Viet Nam
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New clarification added: QUESTIONIf the consortium is teaming up by 3 organizations to summit the bidding. We acknowledged that the year experiences can be accumulated among consortiums. Nonetheless, could the main submitter be those has less than 5 years experiences? Will each of three organizations sign a contract with UNOPs separately, or only one contract with the main submitter?ANSWERYes, the main submitter can be the one that has less  than 5 years experience. It is not a problem for us, since it does not affect how the proposals are evaluated. Evaluation on the years of experience is done cumulatively. UNOPS will only sign 1 contract, with the JV leader indicated in the JV Partner Form although all the JV members jointly responsible for the performance in the contract

Changed/edited on: 21-Jul-2021 10:55
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New clarification added: QUESTIONDear UNOPS,We would like to be clarified on a contracting concern. In the case of JV of two organizations, if we are awarded the proposal, each of the two organizations has to sign a contract with UNOPS or will UNOPS sign only one contract with the leading partner representing the JV?ANSWERUNOPS will sign only 1 contract with the JV leader, as indicated in the JV Partner Form  

Changed/edited on: 21-Jul-2021 10:50
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New amendment added #2: This amendment is for the following:1. Upload the minutes of the pre-bid meeting, including the presentation used during the session 2. Extend the submission deadline by 1 week. Tender will close on 26 July 2021 at 5 PM Hanoi Time3. Clarify how the eligibility and formal criteria and qualification criteria will be evaluated in case of JV 

Changed/edited on: 16-Jul-2021 09:52
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New clarification added: Political Sensitivities: The consultant under this project is not expected to advocate the outcomes from this process to the government but rather prepare a synthesis of the existing abatement scenarios and modelling.  While the consultant would also develop a communication strategy and tools / products that aid in the implementation of this strategy, the actual full implementation will not be carried out under this contract and by this consultant.Contract implementation timeline:Since there have been some queries regarding the expected timeline under this contract: ETP would like to clarify that also in consultation with the ETC, the exact timeline can be further discussed as part of the contract discussions / finalization once the winning bidder has been identified.  Nevertheless, the spirit of this project falling under the Rapid Response Facility must be maintained.

Changed/edited on: 15-Jul-2021 19:00
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New clarification added: QUESTIONWe request UN to provide an extension for submission of the bid. ANSWERUnfortunately, we the very tight deadline that we had for this tender, extension of submission would not be possible. We wish you would be able to submit the proposal as per the deadline. 

Changed/edited on: 14-Jul-2021 07:28
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New clarification added: QUESTIONBased on the details presented in the RfP, it is not clear whether a detailed modelling exercise is required or not, besides review and gap analysis. In the annex, it has been mentioned that a computable general equilibrium model needs to be used to evaluate the macroeconomic impacts. This part alone is a major effort more than energy outlook modelling, if a purpose-based CGE model is to be developed. Kindly clarify this. ANSWERIt is foreseen that the assignment can be handled by Plexos or another similar model, calibrated to reflect Vietnam’s conditions and data. Modeling per se is limited to a review and gap analysis, but results will be peer reviewed by two entities in addition to the development partners involved, which suggests that a good level is required. 

Changed/edited on: 14-Jul-2021 07:26
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New clarification added: QUESTIONDear UN OPS Team,We have a further couple of clarifications from our consortium that we would like to understand and/or confirm at the bidder call next week.1. Vietnam Government Agreement - can you provide further details of the agreements reached with vietnam government relating to this project? We are interested to understand if they have agreed the scope and details of the project with any letter of intent agreed between UN OPS - ETP and the government?2. High Level Dialogue Support - can ETP outline the level of support that will be provided in engaging both ETP parties and the Vietnam government. Will ETP be responsible for setting up sessions and engaging with the correct ministries?We look forward to your responses and providing our offer of support in due course.ThanksANSWER1. Government has been informed by UK COP25 ETC, but no permission or no-objection has been requested. The project is a desktop study, and based on available information from the development partners. Where necessary the consultant is expected to back-engineer the assumptions from the results of previous modelling.2. The tender expects that the consultant provides a synthesis of the existing abatement scenarios and modelling, with a focus on effort to culminate on shared assumptions and identification of a viable option to the current level of coal in the draft Power Development Plan 8; and a communications strategy and catchy communication products. The consultant is not responsible for ensuring that the government adopts the proposed optimal scenario, this communication task will be supported by the COP26 ETC members. 

Changed/edited on: 14-Jul-2021 07:25
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New clarification added: QUESTIONDear UN OPS Team,Can you provide clarification as to whether any party is able to form part of multiple offers in response to this RFP? Is it is allowed to have consortia members who are not exclusive i.e. partners may partner with multiple other parties?Kind regardsANSWERA supplier cannot have an  interest in other suppliers bidding for the same procurement activity, including when they have common ownership and/or management. This will result in the disqualification of all bids in which the supplier is involved.This includes situations where a firm is the main supplier in one bid and a sub-contractor on another; however, this does not limit the  inclusion of a firm as a sub-contractor in more than one bid.In short, a bidder cannot be part of multiple consortium submitting multiple bids for the same tender, but if a company may act as sub-contractor in multiple bids submitted for the same tender. 

Changed/edited on: 14-Jul-2021 07:13
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New clarification added: QUESTIONWould it be acceptable to use an electronic signature and stamp on Form B: Proposal Submission Form, and an electronic signature on all other forms that require a signature?ANSWERYes, electronic signature is acceptable to UNOPS. 

Changed/edited on: 14-Jul-2021 07:10
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New clarification added: QUESTIONDear UN OPS Team,As part of the project we appreciate the need for government engagement and in high level ministerial dialogue prior to COP26. In the bidder call it was referenced that ETP will provide help but would not be responsible for engaging with Vietnam government. Our understanding is that engaging senior level across multiple ministries will be a significant challenge in this timeframe. Can we have any further clarification of support that could be available from UN ETP or UK Embassy in achieving these connections?ThanksANSWERThe tender expects that the consultant provides a synthesis of the existing abatement scenarios and modelling, with a focus on effort to culminate on shared assumptions and identification of a viable option to the current level of coal in the draft Power Development Plan 8; and a communications strategy and catchy communication products. The consultant is not responsible for ensuring that the government adopts the proposed optimal scenario, this communication task will be supported by the COP26 ETC members. 

Changed/edited on: 13-Jul-2021 15:32
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New amendment added #1: This amendment is to set the pre-bid meeting 

Changed/edited on: 09-Jul-2021 09:38
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