Request for Proposal
Legislative and Regulatory Gap Analysis to Facilitate the Just Inclusive Transition for the Energy Sector in Fiji
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi, mandated to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. IRENA’s mission is to play a leading role in the ongoing transformation of the global energy systems as a Centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice of renewable energy, a network hub for all stakeholders, and a source of advice and support for countries.
The objective of the gap analysis study of the legislative framework is to identify gaps and issues that need to be addressed and incorporated into the new legislation and other relevant legislations to facilitate the enabling environment for the accelerated deployment of renewables and increase the participation of the private sector in Fiji’s electricity sector.
The recommendations put forward by this gap analysis study will endeavor to align the various legislations and ensure complementarity with relevant secondary legislations to facilitate the increased uptake of renewables in Fiji’s electricity sector.
Scope of Works
The works should thoroughly examine the Electricity Act 2017 and other relevant legislations and related regulations on whether specific sections have been dedicated addressing important fundamentals restricted to the extent relevant to the promotion of renewable energy and associated energy efficiency measures but not limited to the following:
a. Mainstreaming of the Fiji’s renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in the
Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), National Development Plan (NDP), Low
Emission Development Strategy (LEDS), SDG7 Roadmap, etc. into the Fiji’s Electricity Act,
b. The independence of regulating Fiji’s energy sector and to also include technical
regulation, given that the Energy Fiji Limited is partially divested.
c. System Control – Power System Long-Term Planning and Monitoring (In view of the
fact that EFL has been partially divested / corporatized / privatized)
d. Harnessing and development of renewable energy resources in Fiji.
e. Strengthening independent power producers’ (IPPs) participation in the development of
renewable energy resources including Net-metering.
f. The clear demarcation of roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders including but not limited to EFL, IPPs, landowners, shareholders, etc.
g. Tariff Setting and Power Economics, Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency
h. The integration and uptake of e-mobility in Fiji and its impacts of EFL’s infrastructure
How to Apply
Deadline for submissions: Friday 3 November 2023; Time:14.00 H Gulf Standard Time (GST)
1. This RFP includes the following documents:
Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation
Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers, including the Data Sheet
Section 3 – Terms of Reference, including technical evaluation criteria
Section 4 – General Terms and Conditions for Professional Services
Section 5 – Form of Contract
Section 6 – Proposal Submission Form
Section 7 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Proposer
Section 8 – Technical Proposal Form
Section 9 – Financial Proposal Form
Section 10 – Form for Performance Security
Section 11 – Form of Bank Guarantee for Advance Payment
2. Your offer comprising a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with the Data Sheet.
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International Renewable Energy Agency
IRENA Headquarters, Masdar City, P.O. Box 236
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4. The letter should be received by IRENA no later than 23 October 2023 Gulf Standard Time. The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If your company decides not to submit a proposal, we would appreciate it if you would kindly indicate the reason for our records.
5. Should you need further clarification, kindly communicate with the contact person indicated in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries relating to this RFP.