1198293 Andhra Pradesh Power Transmission

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Request for expression of interest for selection # 1198293
Assignment Title
INDIA: Andhra Pradesh Power Transmission and Distribution Network Augmentation Project
Publication Date
02-Sep-2015
Expression of Interest Deadline
17-Sep-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Language of Notice
English
Assignment Country
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IN - India
Funding Sources
The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment/services under:
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BB - BANK BUDGET
Individual/Firm
The consultant will be a firm.
Assignment Description
Assignment Title: Diagnostic Study, Improving Business Processes and preparing IT Business
Plan of Andhra Pradesh South Power Distribution Company
While Andhra Pradesh was among the first Indian states to initiate legal, structural, regulatory
and institutional reforms in the power sector in late 1990s, in the last decade the power sector has
struggled to keep pace with the development in the state. Government of AP has formulated a
plan to provide reliable 24 X 7 Power for All (PFA) consumer categories (except agriculture)
and connect the unconnected households by March 2017. It is one of the first states to sign a
MoU with the Government of India under Power for All Program. This programme will be
implemented by Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) with support from Government of
India.
To achieve PFA objective the state has to not only ensure adequate generation capacity addition
planning and tie ups for affordable power to meet the future demand but also strengthen and
expand its power transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. Investments are also
envisaged in modern technologies to ensure and monitor reliable supply of power.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has therefore sought World Bank assistance to
support some of their investments in T&D to facilitate increased availability of power, improve
service delivery and reduce system losses. The project includes capital investments for
strengthening/augmentation of the intra-state transmission and distribution network and
undertaking capacity building initiatives.
The World Bank now intends to engage a Consulting Firm to carry out a review of the existing
organizational structure, business processes and technology status of the Southern Power
Distribution Company in AP and prepare a capacity building and institutional strengthening plan.
Since the company plans to move towards an IT enabled power distribution infrastructure (smart
grid) in the medium term, the assignment also includes the preparation of an IT Strategy and
Implementation Road Map. This assignment is likely to be extended to a follow-on phase that
shall focus on implementation of the institutional strengthening and capacity building plan
prepared under Phase-I.
The objective of the assignment is to identify interventions needed to strengthen the institutional
structure/systems/processes of EPDCL to address the existing challenges as well as the emerging
needs of the business given the rapid growth expected in the power sector in coming years to
meet the PFA objective; and to prepare an IT Implementation Roadmap to guide the Discom to
move towards smart grid enabled systems.
The broad scope of services is likely to include:
- Diagnostic study of the utility based on validation and analysis of available data, analysis of
existing studies (As-is analysis), stakeholder consultations and hence, to identify specific
opportunities and challenges across operational/technical, financial, IT, and human resource
aspects).
- Identify top priorities that are required to be addressed in order to further increase efficiency
and reliability and accordingly, prepare an institutional strengthening and capacity building plan
to address these identified priorities with a short, medium and long-term time horizon.
-Improve the business processes already existing in the organization through re-designing some
processes to fill-in the gaps, if any and to align business operations with an IT enabled system.
-Prepare a detailed IT Business Plan identifying specific interventions after studying the existing
system and consulting extensively with all stakeholders.
The World Bank now invites eligible consultants (firms) to indicate their interest in providing the
services. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit EOI. EOI should be submitted, in English,
electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant http://www.worldbank.org/wbgeconsult2.
Following this invitation for EOI, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit
proposals. Shortlisting and selection will be subject to the availability of funding.
Qualification Criteria
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1. Provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment. *
2. Provide information on the qualifications of key staff. *
3. Provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. *
4. Provide information on their core business and years in business. *
* - Mandatory
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