Project details


Project title


Tender / Procurement notice
26 Mar 2020


26 March 2020


17 April 2020



Procurement type

Individual consultants



Funding Agency

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme




Procurement Process : IC - Individual contractor
Office : UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline : 17-Apr-20
Development Area : POWER POWER
Reference Number : 64491
Link to Atlas Project :
00088788 - DevtforREApplicationsMainstreaming&Market Sustainability

Overview :
A. Project Title: Renewable Energy Manufacturing Industry Study

B. DREAMS Project Description
1. Goal: “reduce GHG emissions from the power sector, the objective is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of the renewable energy (RE) markets through the removal of barriers to increase investments in RE based power generation project.”

2. Outcome indicators: “Direct emissions reductions will be 205,181 tonnes of CO2eq and 20,000 sitio-based households will have access to RE sources.

3. Components and expected outcomes:



a. RE Policy and Planning

enforcement of a supportive policy and regulatory environment = increase in RE investments

b. Institutional strengthening for RE mainstreaming

strengthened institutional capacity= increase in RE project approvals

c. Capitalized RE market development

increased number of operational RE projects = increase in confidence of RE developers on viability of RE

d. RE commercialization

capitalized RE markets = increase in RE based power capacity

4. Stakeholders for the Project.

The project is being implemented by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE assumes over-all responsibility for the achievement of project results. The Project is co-financed with funding from the GEF. UNDP acts as the GEF Executing Agency. All components of the Project are being implemented by the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB)

A Project Support Group (PSG) composed of technical staff/specialist from the other Bureaus and divisions of DOE has been formed to provide technical advice in the implementation of the activities including monitoring and evaluation. A Project Steering Committee has been established to serve as a policy and decision-making body for the project implementation. (The members of the PSC are DOE, DILG, DENR, NEDA, TRANSCO, NGCP, NPC, PEMC, UNDP, and representative from the local governments of Iloilo and Palawan. )
A Project Management Unit (PMU) is based at the DOE Compound. The PMU is headed by a National Project Director (NPD) who is also the Director of the REMB. A Project Manager and support staff oversees the day to day operations of the DREAMS Project Management Office.

Description of Responsibilities :

C. Scope of Work of the Required Services
1. These required services relate to two components of the DREAMS Project:

a. Component 1: RE Policy and Planning and in particular Output 1.5: Approved policy recommendations for promoting local manufacturing and assembly of quality RE systems.
b. Component 4: RE Commercialization and in particular Output 4.4: Accredited Technicians for RE equipment assembly and supply working with local RE manufacturing entities.

2. As contained in the DREAMS Document, a successful local RE Manufacturing and Assembly Industry will:

a. Catalyze the accreditation of more RE Manufacturers and Assembler
b. Enhance the national supply chain for RE equipment and parts
c. Prevent influx of inferior RE equipment
d. Reduce electricity cost through the successful manufacture and supply of RE Equipment
e. Generate jobs for certified Technicians for RE related technologies

3. The Individual Consultant is required to:

a. Submit an industry study that assesses the current status of the RE Manufacturing and Equipment Assembly Industry in the Philippines from 2008 to 2019. The study must include the assessment of capacities of existing RE manufacturers, analysis of the industry’s technical manpower requirements, review of current RE product standards and the status of implementation of existing enabling policies and programs for the RE Manufacturing Industry Sector.

The Report on the Status of the Philippine RE Manufacturing and Assembly Industry covering the period 2008-2019 must, at the minimum, include:

• Inventory of existing Manufacturers and Assemblers of RE Equipment and Parts (MAREEP) in the Philippines.
• Capacities (financial, technical, technological, skills) of MAREEP in the Philippines vis a vis with their existing and potential markets.
• Gap analysis on technical manpower requirements of the MOREEP in the Philippines.
• Viability and competitiveness, including advantages, disadvantages and challenges of MAREEP in the Philippines.
• Review of existing fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, e.g. new tax laws, and program related to MAREEP including review of existing accreditation process, product and quality standards required and incentives given to MAREEP.
• Review of available financial mechanisms or investments that may be tapped by the Industry
• Special consideration for small 0ff-grid RE systems where there is a high cost of transporting equipment
• Financing Arrangements, e.g. consignments, lease to own, guarantees/insurance to reduce the up-front and operating cost and risks on the use of the RE equipment
• Comparative data/experiences from other countries with similar situation like the Philippines.

b. Submit a policy document and strategy paper that aligns the development of the sector vis a vis the objectives of the RE Law (RA9513) and the strategies of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) 2011-2030.
The Policy Document and Strategy Paper for 2020-2040 with programs, projects, fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and industry standards to promote further the growth of the Philippine RE manufacturing. The Strategy Paper must also be aligned with the National RE Plan for 2020-2040 (upcoming document). The Policy Document may be in the form of Department Circular, Department Order or other appropriate aids to legislation as may be agreed upon with REMB.

4. The Individual Consultant must, at the minimum, adapt the following methodology:



Stakeholders of the RE Manufacturing and Assembly Industry
•Manufacturers and Assemblers of RE equipment and parts
•RE developers and associations of RE developers
•Government agencies e.g. DOE, DOF, BOF, BIR, DTI, TESDA
•Other stakeholders like financing institutions that may invest in the Industry, e.g. Rural Banks, Venture Capitalist, Cooperative Banks
•The key informants may include active or in-active manufacturers or assemblers, importers etc.

Gathering of secondary data like policy issuance, industry reports, industry standards and best practices

Key informant/Expert interviews

Focused group discussion with relevant offices and stakeholders

The Consultant is expected to directly consult with relevant key stakeholders from the Industry (Manufacturers, Assemblers, Importers of RE parts and equipment), Department of Energy, Department of Finance, Bureau of Investments, Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Trade and Industry.

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